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Carmel-by-the-Sea called "Garden of God" by Father Serra. The village of Carmel-by-the-Sea is dotted with fairytale cottages. Carmel-by-the-Sea has retained its village character and its quality of life since 1916. Carmel offers all the activities a seaside town can offer plus the comfort and charm of a village community. Immediate beach access is at the foot of the main street.

Carmel is located in Monterey County south of San Francisco between Santa Cruz and San Simeon along Highway 1 near the Pacific Ocean. There is also a Carmel, Indiana.

Bach Festival | Pine Inn |
Antique Shops and Shows Luciano Antiques | Magpie Antiques |
Art Artisan's Hand | Willa's Gallery | Bleich, Gallery of Impressionism | Garcia Gallery | The Decoy on Sixth Avenue | Carmel Mission |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Cafe Berlin | Grill on Ocean Avenue | La Boheme | Rafaello Restaurant | Red Lion Tavern | Robert Kincaid's Bistro | Sans Souci Restaurant | Sherlock Holmes Pub & Restaurant | Simpson's Restaurant & Bar | The Fabulous Toots Lagoon | The French Poodle Restaurant | Will's Fargo Dining House & Saloon | Holiday House | Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club | Spinning Wheel Inn | Sundial Lodge | Sundial Lodge |
Shopping Barnyard Shops | Crossroads Shopping Center | Great Things Antiques | Holiday Hutch | Music Boxes of Carmel | Primrose of Carmel | Rabbit Corner | Rittmaster, Ltd. | The Mischievous Rabbit |
Spas and Health Resorts Le Spa |

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03/19 Coming to The area
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.
Festival Mosaic San Lui Obispo CA July16-28 Five centuries of music on the central California coast.
Gilroy Garlic Festival Gilroy CA July26-28 The internationally acclaimed Great Garlic Cook-off, the signature event of the Gilroy Garlic Festival has increased the top prize in the July 27th competition to $5,000.