- 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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48 Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940 MoreLess Info
Chris' Fishing Trips & Whale Watching is full service guided and Family Friendly company that offers deep sea fishing and whale watching tours year around
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96 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940 MoreLess Info
For those who want to view marine life up close, Princess Monterey Whale Watching is a great pick. They offer guided, informative tours on the sea which are accompnaied by sightings of whales, dolphins, sea lions and more. The staff is friendly and skilled.
Presidio Museum in Monterey, California is a small military museum that displays military uniforms from California's early history up to nowadays. Visiting the museum is free of charge. They are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Charter cruise company Bella Monterey Bay is a highly-rated charter tour provider. The most popular package is the romantic evening sailing cruise. Adventurous sailing excursions are also available aboard the company's 47-foot sailing vessel
Spare Time Bowling is a bowling alley offering daily standard bowling as well as Galactic Bowling on Friday and Saturday nights. Attractions include bowling, arcade games, bowling leagues, and an in-house restaurant.
Coast Guard Pier offers some stunning views of the ocean and a close glimpse of marine life such as sea lions, gulls and otters. It has a beautiful sandy beach with picnic tables and a small restaurant. On weekends, one can also watch scuba divers performing their drills.