If there ever was a town that is not only quaint and charming, but also chic and sophisticated, it is Carmel-by-the-Sea. Located on the Monterey peninsula south of San Francisco, Carmel is a small town filled with art galleries, shops and inns, and is surrounded by golf courses. Only the well to do can afford to actually live in Carmel, but for the rest of us, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a fantastic getaway destination in California for anyone seeking beauty, culture, rest, and relaxation along the coast.
We spent two days and nights here a few weekends ago, so today I’ll share a few photos of our brief stay. My most favorite thing about downtown Carmel is that everywhere you walk you’ll find a secret corridor, alley, or courtyard, and along every street, flowers are abundant. They grow up along walls, blooming in pots, and spilling out of window boxes, flourishing in the sun and sea air.