- TripBuzz found 132 things to do with kids in or near Carmel, California, including 116 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Monterey, Salinas, Pacific Grove and Seaside.
- From Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach to Carmel Beach City Park, the Carmel area offers 75 different types of family activities, including: Beaches, Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails and Theaters.
- Carmel technically is named Carmel-by-the-Sea due to its position on the Monterey Peninsula which provides a number of sandy beaches on the Pacific coast. The small seaside town is a popular getaway for those wanting to escape the bustling metropolis of San Francisco that is 120 miles north. Early founders of the town were also strongly dedicated to the arts, resulting in a lively arts and performance culture.
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California's Carmel City Beach / Carmel River Beach is the perfect destination for sunbathing, swimming, collecting shells, flying kites, boogie boarding, kayaking and snorkeling. The beach is also a frequent stopping spot for pelicans and other aquatic birds.
Located at the southern most tip of Point Lobos State Park, China Cove and Gibson Beach are must visit attractions on any visit to Central California. Hike along the scenic pathways and take in the serenity of the landscape filled with forest and sparkling green waters.
Located right off Highway 1, Monastery Beach is a popular scenic attraction. Shaped like a half-moon, it is a great place for a day long picnic but visitors are advised to stay out of the water. The sand here is coarser as compared to other beaches.
The Carmel Valley Ranch Resort is a 500-acre resort that has a golf course, a spa, a social lounge, a nine-court tennis complex, and two saltwater swimming pools. The resort can be used for hiking, equestrian activities, and mountain biking.