The coastal town of Monterey is framed by towering pine forests and sweeping views of the Monterey Bay. Restaurants, boutiques and attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium have helped make the region a favorite destination for visitors from around the world. The temperate year-round climate and breathtaking scenery make Monterey a popular destination for kayaking, paddle boarding and scuba diving.
Carmel-by-the-Sea is an adorable, some say European style village just south of Monterey. It is known for it’s charming shops and restaurants. There is also an iconic white sand beach that borders the famous Pebble Beach golf course. The beach is dog friendly and perfect for leisurely sunset strolls. The area around Carmel-by-the-Sea, known simply as Carmel, has breathtaking scenery, wonderful parks and the historic Carmel Mission. If you’re looking for resorts near Monterey, Caramel Valley Ranch is the perfect choice!