Attractions in Carmel

Beyond its awe-inspiring natural beauty, Carmel is home to several popular attractions.

Golfers from around the world can be found on local links, including the world famous courses at Pebble Beach, which is also home to popular events, such as the AT&T Golf Classic and the Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance classic car show.

A vibrant arts scene supplies numerous galleries throughout Carmel-by-the-Sea and local wineries continue to earn accolades among more established growing regions.

The Carmel Mission Basilica, the final resting place of Spanish missionary Father Junípero Serra, is the most historic local attraction, drawing thousands of visiting history buffs and Catholics every year.

Nearby in Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a major destination with one of the top-rated aquariums in the United States. The Monterey Wharf is also a popular family-friendly stop with restaurants and shops.

For outdoors enthusiasts, there are nearly limitless options on land and sea, from camping and hiking in Big Sur to scuba diving and fishing in Monterey.

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