Carmel by the Sea Hotel - Lobos Lodge in Carmel California
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Carmel by the Sea Hotel - Lobos Lodge in Carmel California

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One of the best ways to see Carmel is on foot. You will discover over 60 hidden courtyards where many specialty shops and cafes are found. You will also find the special charms of Carmel-by-the-Sea as you discover secret pathways, award-winning gardens, and enchanting fairy tale cottages ... the homes, haunts, and history of famous artists, writers, and movie stars. Stroll along the white-sand beach. carmel by the sea shoppingOr picnic on the bluff tops over looking Carmel Beach and the Pebble Beach golf courses and coastline.

Within 15 minutes, visit Monterey with the famed Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row as well as many other places of interest. Pebble Beach and 17-Mile Drive are within minutes. While there, meander to Pacific Grove, referred to “America’s last home town.” For a slightly longer trip, sunny Carmel Valley is a treat with ranches and orchards and the Carmel Valley Village with unique shops and restaurants. An hour will take you to Big Sur, which locals often refer to as “a state of mind”. Be prepared for a lovely day and incredible views.

Shopping and Dining 
Find a variety of lovely shops, boutiques and visit Carmel Plaza for an exceptional experience.  A mile trip to either the Barnyard Shopping Center or Crossroads Shopping Center where you can find unique shops and restaurants should also be on your agenda.  A variety of wonderful restaurants await your choice. We are also happy to recommend our favorites.

An Artist Town ... Culture in Carmel
Carmel’s primary social and cultural facilities are the Sunset Community and Cultural Center, the Harrison Memorial Library, the Golden Bough Playhouse and the Outdoor Forest Theatre.

Annual Eventssandcastle building contest

From world-class events to hometown entertainment, Carmel-by-the-Sea has a variety of annual events that entice people to return year after year and is a great way to mingle with locals and visitors alike.

59th Annual Sandcastle Contest

September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM Open to the public (831) 620-2020 The sandcastle contest is held on Carmel Beach south of 10th Avenue. Building begins at 8:00am and judging at 12:00pm. more

Poodle Day

September 28th, 2019 (831) 625-1585 website Poodle Day is an annual event in Carmel that unites poodle owners and lovers — and their furry companions — for a... more

The 31st Annual Taste of Carmel: The Central Coast's Premier Food & Wine Eventpoodle day in carmel

October 3, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Carmel Mission Courtyard (831) 624-2522 website Taste of Carmel features local food and wine, live music, outdoor activities, culinary education and experiences, a... more

6th Annual Pumpkin Rolling Contest

October 5, 2019, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM Ocean Avenue between Santa Rita to Junipero Streets Carmel’s Annual Pumpkin-Rolling Contest is now an official event of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s month-long birthday party... more

Meet the Makers : Artist-Owned Gallery Tour and Wine Tasting

Saturday, October 12 - 5pm-7:30pm $40 Wine Tasting Fundraiser / Event is Free Meet Carmel-by-the-Sea artists, local winemakers, and craft food creators along the Carmel Art Walk at the second annual... more

103rd City Birthday Party & Parade

October 26, 2019, 11:00 AM Open to the public Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea (831) 620-2020 The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea was incorporated on Halloween in 1916, so it celebrates its birthday and the country’s... more meet the makers art and wine event

49th Annual Homecrafters Marketplace

November 23, 2019, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Open to the public Sunset Center on San Carlos b/w 8th and 9th (831) 620-2020 website One of the most anticipated events of the holidays, the city's Homecrafters' Marketplace features 100 vendors from... more

Holiday Tree Lighting

December 6, 2019, 2:00 PM-7:00 PM Open to the public Ocean Avenue & Mission Street (831) 620-2020 The towering tree at the city's major crossroads of Junipero Street and Ocean Avenue comes to life at the Carmel Holiday... more

Annual Inns of Distinction Tour

December 8, 2019, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM $35 Non Members / $40 Day of the Event website Tour charming inns and enjoy food & wine along the way. more

Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week: Experience the Art of the Platecarmel by the sea culinary week

January 19-26, 2020 Experience the Art of the Plate in Carmel-by-the-Sea through immersive food experiences, special prix fixe menus, and... more

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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February 6 - 9, 2020 (831) 649-1533 website Since Bing Crosby brought his Clambake to Pebble Beach more than 60 years ago, the tournament now known as the AT&T... more

Relais & Châteaux GourmetFest

March 12 – 15, 2020 (831) 622-5909 website A foodie extravaganza featuring an exclusive roster of Relais & Châteaux Chefs and the World's Best Wine Estates in the... more

Pebble Beach Food & Wine: The Premier Epicurean Lifestyle Event in the Country

April 16th - 19th, 2020 (831) 622-7770 website Pebble Beach Food & Wine is the premier epicurean lifestyle event on the West Coast, featuring more than 100 celebrity... more

Big Sur International Marathon

Carmel Shuttles 1 Mile to Start & Finish!

April 26, 2020, 6:45 AM (831) 625-6226 website Considered one of the most scenic marathons in the country — and one of the most difficult — the Big Sur International... more

EG Conference - An Extraordinary Gatheringmotorcycle gathering

April 30 - May 2, 2020 website You hold in your hand more than an invitation. This is your entry to a rarefied community of world-class thinkers,... more

27th Winemakers Celebration

May 2, 2020, 1:00 PM $75 – $125 Dolores Street between Ocean and 7th (831) 375-9400 website Over 100 wines made from 42 different varietals will be available for sampling at the Winemakers' Celebration in... more

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Saturday, May 16, 2020 (831) 620-8887 website The Quail Motorcycle Gathering celebrates the Evolution of the Motorcycle, honouring both pre- and post-war eras of the... more
LOBOS LODGE: Ocean Avenue & Monte Verde, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93921
Mailing Address: P.O. Box L-1, Carmel, California 93921
831-624-3874 Fax: 831-624-0135 |