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Carmel or Monterey?

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Carmel or Monterey?

I’m newly pregnant and looking for some weekend getaways with the hubby. Our trips usually involve wine drinking so looking for somewhere I can have fun staying sober. Looking for good shopping, good restaurants mostly, maybe a spa. Usually prefer more quaint towns (which I believe is more Carmel?) but there’s not always enough to do for 2 days if the town is small. Thoughts?

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1. Re: Carmel or Monterey?

By all means stay in Carmel because visiting Monterey and other places is not that difficult.

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2. Re: Carmel or Monterey?

Sounds like Carmel would suit you best. It has the advantage of having a wide selection of excellent restaurants and lots of interesting shops within a short walk of most lodgings. There's not much night life, but the town does have three excellent performing arts venues (Sunset Center, Golden Bough Playhouse, and the outdoor Forest Theater). Though it's only one square mile, Carmel has a rich and interesting culture.

Monterey is a busy urban environment, more touristy than Carmel, and a fair amount of nightlife.

Bear in mind that the two towns are only 3 miles apart, so if you don't find enough to do in Carmel, Monterey (and also Pacific Grove) are just a few minutes away.

This may help you chose suitable lodgings. montereypeninsula.info/guide/lodging.html

-Mr. Toy

www.montereypeninsula.info

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3. Re: Carmel or Monterey?

Stay in Carmel! What is your lodging budget? www.carmelcalifornia.com 🏖

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