"The best beach city in California."
Score 5.0 / 5
Casanova restaurant is the best. We also love the Carmel Bakery, and enjoy casual dinner at the Hog's Breath Inn. The city is so dog friendly! I loved seeing dogs in restaurants all over town, and in hotels as well. The shops were great, including something for everyone - amazing cowboy boots, art, gifts, even Christmas ornaments. A very welcoming town with a friendly, beachy vibe that is hard to beat.