Carmel Valley is a small village about twelve miles inland from the coast near Carmel-By-The-Sea and Monterey. You really feel like you're out in the country when you go there. The warmer climate provides a welcome escape from cold, foggy coastal weather that can be common in Carmel. But in summer, it can get too warm sometimes.
There are some very nice accommodations to choose from. Here are some of the more popular:
As you are driving (or cycling along the bike trail) up the valley towards the village, about 8 miles in you'll reach Garland Regional Park, which is a great place to hike around or go horseback riding. A bike trail goes along this road also, all the way up to the village.
The village iteself has several nice restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. This is wine country up here, and local wineries have wine tasting rooms in the village. There are a couple of wineries outside of town too.
The area's wineries include:
- Bernardus Vineyards and Winery,
- Chateau Julien Wine Estate,
- Galante Vineyards,
- Georis Winery,
- Heller Estate,
- Joullian Vineyards,
- San Saba Vineyards, and
- Talbott Vineyards.
When visiting this bucolic valley, know that it's time to forget about schedules and traffic and work. It's hard not to relax in such a peaceful, beautiful place.
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