Wining and dining, coupled with taking in the scenery and world-class spas, is the way to woo your sweetheart in Carmel. This Top 10 is full of romantic things to do that will take your breath away.
Whether you're newlyweds or just celebrated your golden anniversary, Carmel Beach is perfect for lovers to get lost in one another. Strolling on the beach is a simple activity, one with no frills or fuss, but the romantic aura of Carmel Beach, located at the end of Ocean Ave., is priceless. After window-shopping on Ocean Ave. (also Number 10 on this list), head down to Carmel Beach to dip your toes in the ocean, steal a kiss, and watch the sunset, together.
While wineries abound in Carmel, one of the most romantic is the Chateau Julien in Carmel Valley (Number 9). The view is just as delicious as the wine, and the experienced staff knows how to treat its guests like French royalty. Equally intimate is the Bernardus Winery, located at the iconic lodge and restaurant.
Wind down your day with a trip to the Forest Theater. If you've had your fill of decadent (albeit delicious) restaurant food, pack a picnic, some blankets, and a bottle of good wine. Cuddle up for a live performance or a film screening. Spending an evening at the Forest Theater (Number 5) is another low-key romantic thing to do that will bring you and your loved one even closer.
Ocean Ave and Scenic Road
26270 Dolores Street
Del Monte Blvd and Esplanade Street
San Carlos Street
Between 7th and 8th Avenues