Where you will find information that will enhance your overall experience in Carmel California.
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.
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.
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.
A local’s perspective…
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.
Today is the official launch of our highly anticipated “Wish you were here” 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.
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.
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.