Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of the most intimate and inviting areas on the Monterey Peninsula. Carmel stands out as a charming small town rich in history and alive with possibilities. With its art galleries, quaint shops, boutiques, and cafes, it is much more than a small town—it’s a lifestyle. Carmel’s deep history of cultural diversity and disarming old world charm is totally engaging and you will find a full calendar of arts and entertainment. A determinedly dog-friendly town, Carmel-by-the-Sea boasts numerous hotels, restaurants, and cafés that welcome guests with dogs.