Carmel takes quality-of-life matters very seriously, which is why you will see no neon signs, telephone poles or street numbers on houses, and may be scolded by a perfect stranger if you are seen eating in the street. Affluent Carmel preserves its idyllic gracefulness with a stern propriety one might associate with Martha's Vineyard. Known far and wide for exclusive gift shops, award-winning restaurants and secluded resort hotels, the town has been a popular tourist destination for more than a century. The city fathers remain adamantly opposed to the intrusions of the late 20th century (to say nothing of the 21st), which has inevitably brought them into conflict with the interests of development-minded area businessmen. It was just this that swept Mayor Clint Eastwood into office (his intent on loosening the stricture over business permits of the sort needed for his now-closed Hog's Breath Inn restaurant). Mr. Eastwood has served his term and stepped away from Carmel politics, although he remains a Carmel resident. The 1771 Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo, or more succinctly, Carmel Mission, is Carmel's biggest single attraction. A handsomely preserved piece of Spanish colonial history, the mission's bell tower was not the one that starred in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. That was a bit of movie magic Hitch added when he found that the actual tower was not up to his cinematic standards.


Wishart's Bakery
Piano Bar
Club Jalapeno
Dakota Coffeehouse
Bully III Steakhouse and Pub
Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co.
Il Fornaio
Golden Bough Theatre
Lugano Swiss Bistro
Caffe Cardinale Coffee Roasting Company
Tuck Box (The)
Bouchée Restaurant & Wine Bar
Outdoor Forest Theater
Yogurt Heaven
The Circle Theatre
Indoor Forest Theatre
Chamber Music Monterey Bay
Baja Cantina Restaurant
Sunset Cultural Center
Power Juice and Food Company (The)
Monterey County Symphony
A.W. Shucks
Pacific Repertory Theatre


Cottage of Sweets
Zimmerman Gallery (The)
Kim3 Antiques
Thinker Toys
Mischievous Rabbit (The)
Thunderbird Bookshop & Cafe
Richard Thomas Galleries
Fourtane Estate Jewelers
Suds & Scissors
Conway of Asia
Sabine Adamson Antiques & Interiors
Robert Cordy Antiques
Sierra Shirts
Mark Reuben Gallery
Pitzer's of Carmel
Rancho Cellars
Carmel Classics at Laub's Country Store
Digital Giraffe
Shells of Carmel
Sandcastles by the Sea
New Masters Gallery
Hanson Gallery Carmel
Sportswise of Carmel
Pezzini Farm Fresh Produce and Gourmet Foods
Bountiful Basket (The)
Khaki's of Carmel
Hudson & Company
Cheese Shop (The)
Jazz and Blues Company Store (The)
Tailoring by Joseph
Gallery Sur
Hart Gallery (The)
Magpie Antiques
Bruno's Market
Lady Fingers Jewelry
Village de Provence
Crossroads Shopping Village
Pieces of Heaven
Barnyard (The)
Gallery Twenty-one
Chapman Gallery
Amsterdam Fine Art
North Country Leather, Inc.
Le Spa
Silver Light Gallery
Carmel Travel Wear
It's Cactus
Music Boxes of Carmel
William A. Karges Fine Art
Travel Bag
5th Ave Deli and Catering Company
Gallery Americana
Tempel's of Carmel Florist
Michael Sherman Jewelry Designs
Atelier Carmel
Lloyd's Shoes
Carmel Beach (City Park)
Weston Gallery (The)
Barn Swallow (The)
Mark Fenwick
Chatel & Co.
Roger Short
Zantman Galleries
Winfield Gallery
Linde Martin's Gallery
Howard Lamar Studio
White Rabbit (The)
Carmel Bay Company
Jewel Boutique
Augustina Leathers
Succulent Gardens & Gifts
Lasting Impressions Fine Art
Carmel Walks
Rox Arcana
Jones & Terwilliger Galleries
Philips Gallery of Fine Art
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
Town or Travel
Country Life Antiques
Kerry Lee, Inc.
Highlands Sculpture Gallery
African Odyssey
Fingerhut Gallery
Rodrigue Studio Carmel
Yon-Ka Signature Day Spa
St. Moritz Sweaters
Village Sports Shoppes
Tor House
Wings America
Adam Fox
Carmel Pipe Shop
Exotic Fine Art
Vermillion Asian Arts
Trotter Galleries
Sunset Cultural Center
Greens Camera World
Off the Wall Architectural Antiques
Silver Feather Trading Company
Vanguard Gallery
California Quiltmakers
Classic Art Gallery
Nancy Dodds Gallery
Devendorf Park
Marcus Michel Antiques and Appraisals
Nielsen Bros. Wine Shop
Ambrose Pollock Gallery
Carmel Mission
Savage Stephens Contemporary Art
Rancho Canada Golf Club
Holiday Hutch


Cantinetta Luca
Carmel Chophouse
Edgar's - Quail Lodge
L'Auberge Carmel
Carmel Bakery
Wishart's Bakery
Grasing's Coastal Cuisine
Club Jalapeno
Power Juice and Food Company (The)
Bully III Steakhouse and Pub
Village Corner
Forge in the Forest
Merlot Bistro
Robert's Bistro
Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co.
Flaherty's Seafood
A.W. Shucks
The Grill On Ocean Avenue
Jack Londons Bar & Grill
Rocky Point
Tommy's Wok
Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria
California Market
Andre's Bouchée
Lugano Swiss Bistro
Katy's Place
Little Napoli Wine Bar
The Cottage Restaurant
Casanova Restaurant
Dakota Coffeehouse
Toot's Lagoon
Lenny's Deli
L'escargot Restaurant
Pacific's Edge Restaurant
Tutto Mondo Trattoria
From Scratch Restaurant
Baja Cantina
Covey (The)
The Forge in the Forest


Carmel Fireplace Inn
The Sea View Inn
Green Lantern Inn
Clarion Collection
1929 Sandpiper Inn By the Sea
Tally Ho Inn
Hofsas House
Adobe Inn
Normandy Inn
Lincoln Green Inn
Briarwood Inn
Cypress Inn
Cobblestone Inn
Edgemere Cottages
Chateau de Carmel
Mission Ranch
Tickle Pink Inn
Lobos Lodge
Carmel Sands Lodge
Happy Landing Inn
Casa de Carmel
Ocean View Lodge
Carmel Country Inn
Sunset House B&B
Pine Inn
Monte Verde Inn
San Antonio House
Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge
Carmel River Inn

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