If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway then Carmel-by-the-Sea is an ideal choice with an abundance of fantastic restaurants, art galleries, and shops. Almost everything in Carmel is in close proximity to each other, so strolling through town is an easy affair. After taking a nice leisurely walk through downtown you may wish to head back to your hotel and relax for a bit, take a shower and get ready for the evening. Then meander back to town to unwind at one of Carmel’s new wine bars. After imbibing in some great local wines you could visit one of the fabulous restaurants for dinner and revel in the chef’s creativity.