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David Gubernick – Rainbow Spirit Photography

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In the following video we take you on a spectacular visual tour of beautiful locations throughout Monterey County through the eyes of master photographer David J. Gubernick.  We hope our video will inspire everyone to visit & explore the many stunning locations along the Central Coast.  For more information about David Gubernick or to schedule a workshop, please visit his website at:

Carmel… God’s Home Of Golf

11480095_sHaving played golf courses all over the world, many people have asked me what my favorite place to play is. In a simple answer, Pebble Beach is always first on my list. The problem with Pebble Beach is that it cost about $500.00 to play the course. I would highly recommend that every golfer do it one time. If you don’t have the financial resources, there are other options that are much more affordable in that area.

Carmel Mission: Central Coast Gem

Carmel Mission Basilica I have lived in the Carmel area for ten years, and I have to say that I had never been to the Carmel Mission. After hearing that Pope Francis will be canonizing Father Junipero Serra, I thought to myself maybe now is a good time to go. The Carmel Mission Basilica is just a three minute door-to-door drive from the Carmel Mission Inn.

Cavaliers of the West Winter Show 2015

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The Cavaliers of the West held their annual winter dog show this year at Carmel Mission Inn! There were prizes to be won, an enthralling silent auction, and many, many cute dogs. All of the proceeds from this event benefit CavalierRescueUSA, which is dedicated to finding forever homes for needy Cavaliers.

Point Lobos State Reserve – Whalers Cabin

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The Whalers Cabin

For over a hundred and sixty years, “the shack” has stood the test of time against the elements. This shack, now known as the Whalers Cabin, overlooks Whalers Cove and Carmel Bay in the Point Lobos State Reserve. The Whalers Cabin survived the rise and fall of the whaling industry and has been preserved as a cultural museum.

Dive into the Wonders of Point Lobos

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A beautifully-colored rock with starfish clinging to it.

Photo by Kip Evans

Imagine swimming into a forest of giant kelp, feeling the warm sunshine on your back and the cold waters all around you. Point Lobos State Marine Reserve provides a chance for divers to explore wonders of the Pacific Ocean. Located to the south of Carmel by-the-Sea, Point Lobos is located on the north end of the Big Sur coastline. It is a less than ten minute drive from the Carmel Mission Inn. Point Lobos is widely considered California’s best dive spot due to the rich marine life, clear water and interesting topography.

Hiking in Paradise

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Beautiful View of Point Lobos Coastal Trail

Photo by Dave Evans

Point Lobos State Reserve is a hidden gem along the California Coast. Point Lobos can sometimes be overshadowed by the popularity of Big Sur, which is just a few miles further south along Highway 1. Boasting a rich wildlife and beautiful landscape, Point Lobos is an excellent destination for hiking.

Visit Carmel Mission Inn (Spanish Version)

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Carmel Mission Inn’s Convenient location allows you to fully enjoy all that the Monterey Peninsula has to offer. Wine tasting, world class golf courses, designer shops, and world famous Point Lobos State Reserve are located only a short drive away from the hotel. Watch our video to learn about various recreational activities available while staying in Carmel Ca at Carmel Mission Inn.

Visit Carmel Mission Inn (Chinese Version)

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We take you on a video tour of just a few of the many fun things to do while exploring Carmel, CA and staying at Carmel Mission Inn, Carmel’s Best Value Hotel. In our short video, we’ll explore a few options only a short drive away from the Carmel Mission Inn such as, world class golf courses, gourmet restaurants, designer shops, wine tasting tours, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and world famous Highway 1. We hope you enjoy our video and stay at Carmel Mission Inn on your next vacation to Carmel, Ca.

Christmas in Carmel

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The Carmel Mission

Christmas is coming and the streets of Carmel are decked out in holiday cheer. Carmel brings Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” to life with its cottage like buildings, winter trees with twinkling lights, miles of garland and big red bows tied around bountiful wreaths. I for one cannot help but feel warm inside during this time of year and Carmel, CA brings the complete Christmas package, minus the snow, to our small slice of heaven on California’s Central Coast.