7x7 | Modern Guide to Carmel-by-the-Sea: Boho-Chic Stays, Fresh Eats + All the Wine
Carmel-by-the-Sea—sigh—even its name is painfully cute, as if the charming, European-style town had been plucked right out of a fairytale.
Just two hours south of San Francisco, the seaside village is a magnet for tourists who eat up its storybook vibes and come to shop its high-end art galleries and boutiques, sample wines in its tasting rooms, dine at its relaxed Cal-Mediterranean restaurants and, of course, take in the natural beauty of its windswept shore.
And while this town may forever feel like a throwback—there are no street numbers or mailboxes and very few street lights come nightfall—new spots are constantly popping up to make it always worth a return. Next time you visit, here are our picks for the freshest itinerary.
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