Between San Francisco and Santa Barbara, in the middle of the coast, it is one of the most charming cities in California. Carmel is a mix of mountain and beach with a little boutique town full of good hotels, nice restaurants, local brand stores and art galleries. It is definitely a romantic getaway and a perfect place to relax. The most famous part of Carmel is Carmel-by-the-sea.
– Have a nice and romantic dinner: Carmel has a variety of restaurants, all small and cute. Since the city has a lot of older people, remember to have your dinner early (everything shuts down around 10 pm). I recommend a wine tasting with appetizer at Vino Napoli Wine Bar (Italian wine bistro) before dinner. From there you just need to cross the street and dine at La Bicyclette – cute French and Italian restaurant with a delicious food, good menu with not much options of dishes and nice atmosphere.
Other suggestions of restaurants: Little Napoli and and Cantinetta Luca (both are italian and with good food)
Local Toll: 831-372-5000