Have you ever visited a town so charming that you wish you didn’t have to leave? That is exactly how I felt when I strolled the adorable streets of Carmel-by-the-Sea!

With only about an hour to explore this delightful village, I felt a familiarity that I only find when walking the streets of a European town!

Located just south of Monterey (about a 10-15 minute drive), sits the ever-charming seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Taking a casual stroll along the picturesque streets, visitors can see why Carmel-by-the-Sea has received so many accolades!

One of my favorite things about the town is that it has been rated the #1 Dog Friendly Town in America!

Almost every shop, several restaurants, pet-friendly hotels and a dog-friendly beach allows pets to enjoy the seaside village with their owners.

With open green space, beautiful and rugged trees, and inviting benches that entice you to sit and watch the world go by, Carmel-by-the-Sea is the perfect place to enjoy the California sun!

Celebrating its centennial this year, Carmel-by-the-Sea is the quintessential American small town with a laid back California vibe!

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