Carmel Journals

Charming Carmel-by-the-Sea

A June 2003 trip to Carmel by MsMaryMack

When We Grow Old Photo, Carmel, California More Photos
Quote: Carmel By The Sea is a quiet, quaint town known for its golf, but offers so much more.

Charming Carmel-by-the-Sea

Overview

When We Grow Old Photo, Carmel, California
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Carmel-by-the-sea (the full official name) and its neighboring towns of Pacific Grove and Monterey Bay offer a charming break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In Carmel, you don't walk; you stroll. Much is said about the ocean, but this is not a beach town. There are beautiful trees and hills as well. According to the Carmel Visitor Information Website, the population of Carmel is just over 4,000. Everyone I talked to who lived there realized how lucky they were. It's hard to mention Carmel without mentioning Clint Eastwood. Yes, he used to be mayor. Yes, he still resides in the area. But Carmel is so much more than a tourist spo...Read More

Hog's Breath Inn

Restaurant

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Hog's Breath Inn advertises itself as 'old west ambience' (see Hog's Breath Inn) and that description is true to form. Located in downtown Carmel at Carlos and Fifth (they don't use street addresses in Carmel), Hog's Breath was surprisingly not crowded on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately. Diners have the option of an outdoor brick courtyard with heat lamps and a beautiful mural or inside the cozy restaurant near a fireplace. The menu consists of upscale comfort food: steak, ribs, pork chops, salmon. My companion had the Filet Mignon with Portobello mushrooms and potatoes au gratin. He was very pleased with his dinner and the healt...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2003

Hog's Breath Inn
San Carlos St & 5th Ave
Monterey, California 93923
(831) 625-1044