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Where you will find information that will enhance your overall experience in Carmel California.


Barnyard Annual Ferrari Event

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The Barnyard Annual Ferrari Event is a celebration of some of the most exotic cars on the planet and is held to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes research. From vintage Ferrari to high-end Lamborghini, this annual event gives everyone an idea of just how many extraordinary cars are proudly displayed here every year. The event is held at the Barnyard shopping center in Carmel, California and all who attend get to try delicious food from various restaurants, as well as local wines from dozens of Monterey County wineries. Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to view our video and enjoy this incredible celebration of high-performance and beautifully engineered cars.

20th Annual Monterey Winemakers Celebration

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The Carmel Mission Inn invites you to watch our video of the 20th annual Monterey Winemaker’s Celebration. Each year this celebration gives attendees the opportunity to taste over a 100 different local wines from more than 40 wineries around Monterey County. This year the celebration was held at the Barnyard Shopping Center so there was an abundance of delicious food from various Barnyard restaurants. There was also great live music by local band, “Red Beans and Rice.” This annual event is the perfect place to visit with other wine connoisseurs, meet the winemakers of your favorite wines, and compare and contrast different wines from all over Monterey County.

Carmel By the Sea Concours on the Avenue 2012

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Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to view our video of the annual Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on The Avenue. This annual collector’s car event has over 175 of the most spectacularly engineered and designed hot rod, muscle, sports, and luxury cars on display. Watch our short video and prepare to be astonished by hundreds of the most interesting cars in the world.

Video Visit to the Carmelite Monastery in Carmel CA

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Carmelite Monastery which is home to the order of nuns referred to as sisters by the sea, is one of the first Carmelite monasteries on the western coast of the United States. This beautiful building was built in 1931 just off Highway one across from Point Lobos and south of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The gardens that surround the monastery are meticulously maintained by the Carmelite nuns and are full of colorful flowers, fragrant lemon trees, and benches for anyone who wants to sit, relax, and meditate. We invite you to walk the gardens and come view the towering ceilings and soft filtering sunlight of the church.

Mass at Carmelite Monastery of Carmel, CA

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Carmelite Monastery

Carmelite Monastery

Carmelite Monastery of Carmel, CA is home to a community of sequestered meditative nuns who live a life of devotion to Jesus Christ through prayer and song. This 81 year old monastery is a spectacular building which contains a lovely cathedral and peaceful gardens that are the perfect place for prayer or reflection. A visit to the Carmelite Monastery mass is a unique experience as the voices of the choir ascend through the cathedral with such clarity and beauty that your find yourself wanting to come back again and again. Public Mass is held six days a week.

Carmel-by-the-Sea Food Tour

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Take this six minute guided tour of Carmel’s restaurants, food shops, and local attractions. On our tour we will taste delights from seven different eateries. Our guide, Staci Giovino, will also provide insights into the local architecture and history. Along the way you will discover the hidden alley ways and courtyards that most visitors never find.

Things to do on the Monterey Peninsula!

A local’s perspective…

Point Lobos

Having the privilege to live in one of the most amazing places on earth when it comes to things to do we residents have the ability to get out and take advantage of some of the counties unparalleled attractions and activities. From a local’s stand point, the following six activities are a great representation of what this region has to offer to locals and visitors alike.

Facebook and Google-Plus Photo Contest

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Today is the official launch of our highly anticipated “Wish you were here” Photo contest.

Wish you were here 2012 Photo ContestIntroducing our “Wish you were here” Facebook and Google + photo contest.

Simply “Like” the Carmel Mission Inn on Facebook  or “plus”us on Google + and post a photo taken during your visit to the Monterey Peninsula. Make sure you include a short story about the picture, whether it be a picture of your cousins wedding in Carmel Valley, a family reunion at Point Lobos or a romantic weekend wine tasting in Carmel. We want  to hear why your vacation in Monterey was so special. Please remember without a special story, the picture is simply just a picture with no emotion.

Skyliners of America Regional Convention

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Each year the Ford Skyliner Club of Northern California gathers to showcase their classic American cars at their annual Skyliners of America Regional Convention.  These conventions provide the perfect place for Skyliner owners to display their maticuously taken care of cars, to mingle with other owners and fans, to participate in the annual competition for best of show, and to relax and enjoy the dazzling sites and activites that the hosting city has to offer.  For the 19th annual Skyliners of America Regional Convention, we take you on a trip to the Carmel Mission Inn in lovely Carmel, CA located on the stunning Monterey Peninsula.  The Carmel Mission Inn invites everyone to view our fun-filled video and see these spectacular classic skyliners of America.

The 2012 Carmel Bach Festival – World class festival of music

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July 14-28, 2012

Celebrating the works, inspiration and on-going influence of Johan Sebastian Bach, the Carmel Bach Festival is a 15-day music celebration at the Sunset Center located in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Featuring national and international artists along with thousands of people from all over the world, enjoying presentations, performances, and conversations inspired by one of the worlds most influential composers.