Can’t make it to Europe this Summer but want to experience a little of the culture? Head to Carmel-by-the-Sea on California’s northern coast. Get inspired by Carmel-by-the-Sea’s bohemian vibe, from the white sand beaches, quaint cottages, and scenic drives.
Channel your beachiest summer vibes for a long weekend on the best coast.
We love the AE Fringed Neon One-Piece Swimsuit for long days soaking up the sun and the AE Linen Pant keeps things perfectly casual for late night beach bonfires. Round out your packing list with summer’s essential flip flops, icon sunglasses and an effortless tank.
For guys, the perfect board short is key. Pick your perfect length to wear from beach to boardwalk and beyond. Mix a bold print with one of summer’s must-have Photo Real graphics, timeless leather flip flops and a vintage-inspired sweatshirt to keep the breezes at bay.
AE Striped Board Short (similar)
AEO Bracelet Set (similar)
Fuel up for your day at Katy’s Place on Mission Street between 5th and 6th. Their menu is huge, so even the pickiest eater in your group will leave satisfied. Go for the three-egg Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, trust us. Stop by Bruno’s Market and Deli on 6th Ave & Junipero Ave to pick up a sandwich and picnic supplies so you don’t have to leave the beach later.
Carmel-by-the-Sea offers something for everyone. One can’t miss sight is Point Lobos National Reserve. Not only are there a number of trails in the park, but Point Lobos also offers world-class scuba diving. The entrance fee is $10 which goes to help preserving Point Lobos.
If you want a more passive way to see the beauty of Carmel, head to 17-Mile Drive. There is a $10 toll which is refunded with a meal or green fee at any of the golf courses along the drive, including the famous Pebble Beach.
Spend some time exploring Carmel Village while you are in town. From art galleries to chocolate stores to boutiques, you can spend an entire day exploring everything Carmel Village has to offer.