Carmel Facts

Interesting Facts about Carmel

Actress Doris Day is part-owner of Cypress Inn, a local landmark that's been in operation since 1929. She often sings in the Inn's lounge.

The city founders didn't want Carmel to be "citified." To that end, they didn't allow any houses to have numbers, prefering instead to have residents come down to the post office to pick up their mail. Only downtown Carmel has sidewalks.

Crime novelist Robert Wright Campbell works nightly from midnight to 4:00a.m. on his whodunits. Campbell, whose script for "Man of a Thousand Faces" earned him an Oscar nomination, enjoys the solitude of Carmel.

Things to See in Carmel

  • Downtown
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport
  • Pebble Beach
  • Carmel Mission
  • Point Lobos

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