Located 2 1/2 hours south of San Francisco, the town of Carmel-by-the-Sea has been a secret destination for artists, celebrities and romantic rendezvous for decades. Evoking old-world Europe, the area forgoes chain hotels in favor of intimate B&Bs swathed in cypress trees and drenched in sunlight. Designed for easy exploration, the town beckons visitors with dreamy storefronts and small bistros. Discover a rich history that dates back to 1771 at the Carmel Mission Basilica, or simply indulge in unspoiled nature on Carmel Beach.
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