Explore Carmel, California

My best friend is coming to visit! That means it’s going to be a fun girls trip all week long, I’m not sure I can hold in my excitement. Jenna and I have been BFF’s since we were 3 years old, and it’s been far too long since I have seen her. Three years!

Even though her flight isn’t for a few months, I still can’t help myself from creating an itinerary for her to see all the best things California has to offer. As soon as she said she booked her flight, I compiled a list of my favourite towns/cities, hiking spots, restaurants, wineries and of course shopping areas. I mean, hello outlet shopping, we are in the USA after all. The top of that must-see list? Carmel, California. She’s going to have a jam-packed week full of sightseeing, that’s for sure. I can’t wait to take her to Carmel, the same spot that I surprised my Husband for a weekend getaway.Trees-and-a-Carmel-Castle







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  1. These are beautiful pictures of your hometown. I have not heard of Carmel, California it looks so beautiful. I bet you will have a ton of your best friends it’s always fun to spend time with old friends.

  2. How breathe taking! I love Cali as a whole, though I’ve never been there before. But it’s surely on my bucket list of places I want to visit, that’s for sure. Carmel, Cali looks like a good place to spend a mommy vacation! Never heard of it, sometimes it’s better than the more popular names, you find the best places that way!
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  3. All I know about Carmel is Clint Eastwood used to be the mayor. I love your photos it looks like it is the perfect place for a romantic getaway to a seaside, art-filled village. I know that Carmel is perfect. My sister was there recently and she saw a lot of people who even brought their dog.Carmel’s hotels, restaurants and galleries are remarkably Dog Friendly.

  4. Wow, three years is a long time! Do you get to chat with her at least on Facebook or any social media to hear and exchange stories or updates? For sure you will have fun together in the weekend getaway. Shopping sounds fun especially when you will be with your best friend!

  5. I am sitting in my living room working away and trying to avoid going outside because it is -15 degrees out (that is -5 for you). I look at your lovely pictures and wonder how we can become fast friends so that I can come and visit and see Carmel! So very beautiful. You are a very nice friend to make such wonderful plans.
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  6. Wow what beautiful photos! It still surprises me to this day of how varied California is! I was at the Bodega Bay area and it was similar to this but more open land. I love how open the grass areas are, the fresh air and all of the scenery of Carmel. I have actually never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing it!

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