There is something beautiful to see everywhere you look in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the romance of it all was painfully obvious as I explored alone, wishing there was someone with me to share it with. But as nice as it would have been to have a companion with me on the trip, I did still have a lot of fun walking around by myself and feeling free to pause and take artistic photos without annoying someone.
Here are some of the things I saw throughout my trip that made me certain that I want to return to Carmel someday.
I hope you enjoyed this trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea through my eyes…er, lens. It truly is a dreamy place, and one that I will visit again for sure.
Comments & Reviews
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I would LOVE to get to Carmel someday. It looks absolutely GORGEOUS!!
Paula Schuck says
I’d love to visit Carmel. I’ve heard all kinds of stories about how beautiful it is, but I’ve never had a chance to go before.
Cathi Crismon says
Lovely captures Chanelle! We have a trip planned up the California coast and Carmel is one of our stops.
You’re going to love it!
How beautiful. I’ve always heard Carmel was gorgeous. I’d love to see it for myself.
Wow, what beautiful pictures you took! Now I am dying to go!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I would absolutely love to visit Carmel-by-the-sea. Lots of great shopping and places to eat!
Mary Madalene says
Those pictures are amazing, I would have liked to see the Frank Llyod Wrights house up close too! Were you about to take a look inside?
I wish I could have! 🙂 Unfortunately it’s a private residence.
Sarah Bailey says
Wow what a stunning looking place to spend some time exploring. I would love to look around myself. x
Alissa Apel says
Everything does look so pretty! I love all the arch windows, and doorways. I had a graduation ceremony in a Frank Lloyd Wright building. It wasn’t as cool looking as that building.
I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Carmel. Your photos make me wish to visit someday, I hope to anyway!
Now this sounds like a place I could visit. Those Calaveras look awesome… we have those in our store windows about now, as well. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.
Lois Alter Mark says
I love Carmel and these photos are so gorgeous. They make me want to go back and visit now!
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
Carmel-by-the-Sea looks like a great place to visit. A little wine tasting with a plate of that cheese, toast, and patê would make for a perfect afternoon!
joanna jenkins says
I hope you got to take the 17 Mile Drive in Carmel too.
That part of CA is so absolutely gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing.
I would love to explore that place! I love that small town feel with all the mom and pop restaurants! My brother lives in California I think I will have to take a trip out there.
Carmel looks lovely. Your pictures make me want to visit too!
Carmel is a perfect place to visit. The photos looks so beautiful. Looking forward to visit there.
Amber NElson says
The photos look so beautiful. Looks like a great place to relax.
Life as a Convert says
Stunning! I love the architecture. I’d love to see it in person.
I love looking at photo journals. This one was very lovely- you got some great pictures!
I have visited Carmel several times and it truly is a beautiful place. These are really nice pictures that are motivating me to make some plans to vacation in Carmel sometime this winter.
That looks like a great place to stay. I haven’t been to Carmel, but I would love to visit someday.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Same here – the photos are stunning and it sounds like a great place to visit.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
What a beautiful place to visit! Looks like you had a great time!
It looks like a really romantic and charming place to visit! I’d love to go there with my husband some day!
I agree it looks romantic. I will keep this place in mind when I visit Carmel.
Betsy Segars says
Carmel-by-the-Sea looks amazing! I’m adding it to my list of travel destination bucketlist!
Stefanie C says
These photos are all so beautiful! I’ve never been but these definitely make it look very enticing!
Diana Elizabeth says
Travel posts are my favorite, I will need to visit! I love the food pics, those are always fun to see what locals eat 🙂
I went on a food tour of Carmel when I was there, so stay tuned for a post about that!
This looks like a great place to visit. I love all of these pictures. What a fantastic trip.
Chubskulit Rose says
his is one of the many thing I love aboput blogging, I get to travel virtually through other blogs like yours.
What beautiful pictures! I’ve never visited, but I would love to!
Shelley Zurek says
Carmel looks so fun. More than anything I ‘d like to see the Frank Lloyd Wright house, Didn’t know it was there, thanks for highlighting.
tiaras and tantrums says
It looks like a fabulous place to visit. where is Carmel by the sea?
It’s on the California coast, between LA and San Francisco! 🙂
This looks like a beautiful place. I love all the architecture.
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
I’ve spent a lot of time in Carmel however not since my Grandmother passed away a number of years ago. They lived in that area and I have so many happy memories there. It’s such a beautiful spot.
Mistee Dawn says
It sure looks like a dreamy place! I would definitely love to visit there one day!
Chasing Joy says
These are greeat pictures. I like the “wrath” one the best.
Wow!! What great pics!! I would love to travel to Carmel one day!!
Such a fabulous place! I would love to visit! I love beaches and arts
Annemarie LeBlanc says
This is such a nice place! I wish I could visit, however, I live far from California and at this point in time, I could not squeeze in a trip to that wonderful place. I will have to plan for 2016 and include Carmel in my “must-be-there” places to see list.
I would love to visit Carmel, too. I hope I get the chance to go there next year.
Jessica Harlow says
I really enjoyed “visiting” Carmel-by-the-Sea through your “eyes”. You’ve got some great photos…I especially like the Halloween window display!
I thought that was a cool one too!
Debbie Denny says
That is a spectacular view thru your eyes/lens. I would love to visit Carmel
This looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love all of the details and would love to spend an afternoon or two there!
Marcie W. says
Your photos are fantastic and Carmel looks like a beautiful place. I can not get over the bold blue sky. It just takes my breath away.
Anjanette @MommaYoung says
What an amazing trip that must have been. Carmel looks delicious I mean beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.
How gorgeous. I’d love to visit with my husband. It looks romantic.
Absolutely beautiful! I love all the architecture. Looks like an amazing trip.
What a gorgeous place! I’m feeling antsy for a trip!
Shannon Gurnee says
I would love to visit Carmel again! It is so beautiful there. We’re not that far away and should definitely make a road trip there!
Carmel looks beautiful. I can see why you want to go back.
It’s just gorgeous! I would love to spend time there with my husband. It’d make for a great romantic getaway.
I loved looking through your lens as well! What a charming town, now I want to visit!
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Looks like you had a really good time taking these really nice photos. Looks like a nice place to visit.
Tonya C says
Looks like a great place to visit! I love the pictures that you took, they look really nice!
This looks like such a gorgeous place to visit. I really want to visit the ocean again!
[email protected] says
Love your pictures. Thanks for the beautiful tour of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
love all of the photos and seeing carmel through your eyes. looks like you had some perfect weather while you were there. Can’t beat that.
Emma Spellman says
I would love to visit someday. It looks so peaceful and relaxing.
Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says
Your pictures are so beautiful, I loved the one of the tree. It looks like a great trip for sure.
I haven’t heard of the place and it looks romantic. 😀 I would love to be able to visit there someday! I can already imagine the poses and where I am going to take them. LOL. #selfies
The pictures are great. The store window display is very cool. 🙂 I like to visit different places. I’d love to see Carmel.
alexandria waning says
Looks lovely. And now I’m going to go pour myself some wine. I love that Halloween window; super cute.
Oooo Carmel sounds like a great place to visit! Wine tastings are always the best.
What a beautiful spot! It looks like the perfect weekend spot!