Carmel Vacation: Coronavirus Information
Most Carmel hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Carmel trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).
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Where to stay in Carmel
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If you're spending some time in Golden Rectangle, Carmel Beach and Sunset Center are top sights worth seeing.
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While visiting Northwest Carmel, you might make a stop by sights like Carmel Beach and 17-Mile Drive.
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If you're spending some time in Carmel Point, Carmel Beach and Carmel Mission Basilica are top sights worth seeing.
While Southeast Carmel isn't home to many top sights, Carmel Beach and Carmel Mission Basilica are some notable places to visit nearby.
Rancho Rio Vista
While there might not be top attractions in Rancho Rio Vista, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Carmel Beach and Carmel Mission Basilica.
Top Hotels in Carmel
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Top things to do in Carmel
Carmel Beach Vacation
Kick back and relax on the shoreline and watch the sunlight sparkling across the water on your Carmel vacation. If you're hoping for a full beach experience, a trip to Carmel will be right up your alley. There's a good chance you've heard of Carmel Beach (0.5 miles (0.8 km) away). We suggest booking a hotel close by. However, loads of visitors also choose Carmel vacation deals closer to Carmel River State Beach or Monastery Beach, two other terrific nearby options.
Things You Should Know About Carmel
- Nothing screams vacation like staying near the water. If you happen to agree, check out what's on offer among our Carmel beach hotels.
- Private vacation homes are also popular with many visitors to the area. Ocean-view 3br W/ Gourmet Kitchen - Walk To Beach 3 Bedroom Home and Beautiful Spacious Home With Ocean Views, Chefs Kitchen, Newly Remodled! are perfect examples of what to expect from this style of accommodation.
- Don't like endlessly reaching for your wallet on vacation? We hear you. With most things taken care of, our All-Inclusive hotels in Carmel are the ideal solution.
- Want to know what Carmel has to offer? It's hard to beat local knowledge. After you arrive, chat to one or two of the 4,400 people who live here. Check out our Carmel things to do page, too.
- Save a bundle on unforgettable experiences with our Carmel vacation deals. See Carmel Beach, as well as other big-name sights, with the dollars left over in your pocket.
What are the advantages of a road trip to Carmel?
There’s nothing quite like a Carmel road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Carmel or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Carmel packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.
How to plan a road trip to Carmel?
Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Carmel and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.
What to do on a road trip to Carmel?
When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Carmel. You can book all the road trip activities on your Carmel wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.
How to rent a car for a road trip?
For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Carmel. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.