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Stories and Tips Carmel

17 Mile Drive

Written by BeTheBuddha on 25 Jun, 2002

If you're in the area, you must take this scenic drive. We started in Monterey and just took in the various viewpoints (all marked on a handy map when you enter) as we drove through. Bird Rock doesn't have many birds on it,…Read More


Pismo Beach

Written by modernist on 25 Jun, 2006

Our next stop, and actually the first stop that really warranted us to take some pictures, was Pismo Beach. In fact, if we had to do it over, we would have made Pismo Beach our first stop and spent a longer amount of time here.…Read More


Stop in Santa Barbara

Written by modernist on 25 Jun, 2006

We stopped in Santa Barbara after a few hours of driving from LA. It seemed like a good idea to stretch our legs and walk around a bit. We found a public parking lot. For less than an hour the parking was free. Since our…Read More


Outlet Shopping in Camarillo, CA

Written by modernist on 25 Jun, 2006

One of the first stops you may get to is an outlet mall. Here are the directions from their website;Camarillo Premium Outlets is located just 45 minutes north of Los Angeles and 40 minutes south of Santa Barbara.Take Highway 101 to Camarillo, exit Las Posas…Read More


The drive

Written by BlueJay21 on 18 Feb, 2006

Highway 17 and Highway 1 are by far two of my favorites, I enjoy the drive down highway 17 due to the challenge and the thrill of driving my car there, and Highway 1 for the scenic views. Traveling any time during the weekend to…Read More


The 17 mile drive

Written by Travel Queen on 13 Nov, 2000

Everyone must take the 17 mile drive from Carmel to Pebble Beach. The houses on the drive are really something. There are several golf courses to check out also. The ocean views are like none other. It's what makes California so…Read More


The Lone Cypress

Written by Travel Queen on 13 Nov, 2000

The lone Cypress tree is where you must go for a photo shoot. If you've stayed in Carmel and not had your picture with the Lone Cypress, what's wrong with you anyway? It's a historical landmark, next to the ocean and everyone else…Read More


Famous Residents of Carmel

Written by whatelb on 20 Apr, 2006

Ansel Adams, photographer Brad Pitt, actor Roy Chapman Andrews, naturalist and explorer Eric Berne, psychiatrist Beverly Cleary, author Mary DeNeale Morgan, painter Clint Eastwood, actor and former mayor James Ellroy, author Percy Gray, painter Robert A. Heinlein, author Robinson Jeffers, poet Sinclair Lewis, novelist Jack…Read More


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