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Old 08-01-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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Has anyone been to Carmel? I heard it's really beautiful. Does it sound like a good weekend trip for people who live in Southern California? Do you have a favorite place to stay there?
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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I'm also interested in more info regarding Carmel and whether it is feasible to combine it with a trip to Monterey for someone without a car.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Has anyone been to Carmel? I heard it's really beautiful. Does it sound like a good weekend trip for people who live in Southern California? Do you have a favorite place to stay there?

Yes, it's very beautiful and it would be a very good weekend trip from Southern CA. We lived in OC for many decades and we drove up to Carmel very often (half a dozen times a year.) We stayed in various places over the years, meaning any hotel with the best rate at the time.


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I'm also interested in more info regarding Carmel and whether it is feasible to combine it with a trip to Monterey for someone without a car.

Flying is the best way. Other than fly, you could take Amtrak from Los Angeles to Salinas, then bus from Salinas to either Monterey or Carmel. Busses also run between Monterey and Carmel. It would be a very long and tiring trip though.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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Stickytoffee -- If you are driving, you should make time to stop at Rocky Point restaurant on Hwy 1, 10 miles outside of Carmel, and have your camera ready.

http://www.rocky-point.com/
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Yes, it's very beautiful and it would be a very good weekend trip from Southern CA. We lived in OC for many decades and we drove up to Carmel very often (half a dozen times a year.) We stayed in various places over the years, meaning any hotel with the best rate at the time.





Flying is the best way. Other than fly, you could take Amtrak from Los Angeles to Salinas, then bus from Salinas to either Monterey or Carmel. Busses also run between Monterey and Carmel. It would be a very long and tiring trip though.
Oh ... I would definitely fly but once I'm in the area, would it be feasible to do both in the same trip via public transit?
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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Stickytoffee -- If you are driving, you should make time to stop at Rocky Point restaurant on Hwy 1, 10 miles outside of Carmel, and have your camera ready.

http://www.rocky-point.com/
So beautiful. I wrote this down in my travel journal. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Oh ... I would definitely fly but once I'm in the area, would it be feasible to do both in the same trip via public transit?
Yep.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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We live in San Diego and go at least once a year. We prefer Monterey, though but Carmel is nice as well.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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Charles in PGI, how do you figure one could get around Carmel (and area) and Monterey by public transit?

In my mind and experience, getting around the Carmel area and Monterey area both require a car and driving?

Could you explain what you had in mind regarding getting around by public transit? Perhaps one could take a Greyhound Bus or equivalent to Monterey or Carmel, but once in the area, a car is definitely needed.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:38 PM
 
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Charles in PGI, how do you figure one could get around Carmel (and area) and Monterey by public transit?

In my mind and experience, getting around the Carmel area and Monterey area both require a car and driving?

Could you explain what you had in mind regarding getting around by public transit? Perhaps one could take a Greyhound Bus or equivalent to Monterey or Carmel, but once in the area, a car is definitely needed.

From Moonstone Hotel's website: "Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) provide public transportation throughout Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula... The towns on the Monterey Peninsula are close together, so you may want to consider public transportation. Bus transportation is available from Carmel to the main towns on the Monterey Peninsula and to points beyond."

MST website shows Line 5 and 7 buses run between Monterey Conference Center and downtown Carmel: Route List | Monterey-Salinas Transit

Within Carmel, there is MST Trolley: http://www.mst.org/wp-content/media/...melTrolley.pdf

Also from MST website: "The WAVE is a waterfront area visitor express bus service operating during the summer, May 31 - September 1, in historic Monterey, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove, with connections to Carmel." http://www.mst.org/
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