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Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

Half-Day Whale Watching Tour From Monterey

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Look for whales as they migrate through the waters of the Pacific Ocean off of California on this half-day whale-watching cruise from Monterey. Your naturalist guide shares commentary about the whales and their habitat as you search for gray whales (most common), humpback and blue whales, and other marine life such as dolphins and sea lions during your cruise. Get tips for great photo ops and learn all about the mighty creatures at one of California's most famous whale-watching destinations.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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3-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey

3-Hour Electric Bike Tour Along 17 Mile Drive of Coastal Monterey

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Discover the natural and manmade beauty of 17-Mile Drive on an electric bike tour from Pacific Grove. The e-bike allows you to cover more ground without getting worn out. The tour is great for the whole family, with the option to ride tandem with children weighing up to 120 lbs (54 kgs). Along the way, learn about the area from your guide and make stops at impressive viewpoints.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.66
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Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour

Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Tour

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The El Cat, built right here in Moss Landing, is a fully electric, 32 passenger, Coast Guard-certified vessel. This is a custom 37’ catamaran built and designed especially for the waters of our very own Elkhorn Slough.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.00
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$43.00
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Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour

Big Sur Monterey California Pacific Coast One Day Tour

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Transportation by driver guide using full size sedan car or SUV. This is unique way of visiting one of the most scenic areas in the U.S. The driver guide will stop at places you wish to enjoy in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, Bixby Bridge, River Inn, Pfeiffer state park of Coastal Redwoods, Nepenthe and many other places. This is a private tour not a group tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$298.00
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$298.00
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Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour

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Explore the culinary delights of Carmel, just down the coast from Monterey, on this food and wine walking tour. With a knowledgeable foodie guide, you’ll learn about the history and gourmet culture of Carmel, an upscale enclave known for its charming architecture and cozy, small-town vibe, as you visit local eateries to sample locavore and ethnic dishes, chocolate, and wine. Limited to 16 people, this tour provides a small-group experience with personalized attention.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.00
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$117.00
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Summer Afternoon Whale Watch

Summer Afternoon Whale Watch

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Our team prides themselves on their personality, passion for the industry, and overall drive to bring you the best experience possible. We take out smaller loads of people to ensure a more personal touch between our crew and our passengers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.67
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$66.67
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1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour

1-Hour Monterey and Cannery Row Sea Car Tour

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Enjoy an independent sightseeing tour by Sea Car to discover Monterey Bay and the Central Coast at your own pace. Aboard a 2-seater, GPS-guided convertible that navigates itself, you can cruise along the Pacific shoreline or through town. Listen to recorded commentary about attractions like Monterey’s historical center, and admire views of the ocean. The scooter car tells you where to drive, from Cannery Row and more.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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2-Hour Monterey and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

2-Hour Monterey and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

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Drive through the streets of Monterey and Pacific Grove in a Sea Car, a 2-seat vehicle with GPS-enabled tour narrative. Skip renting a car and make your own way around Fisherman's Wharf, Lover's Point, and Cannery Row.
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  • 2 hours
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$130.00
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Macarons & Mimosas with a Master Chef - Carmel-by-the-Sea

Macarons & Mimosas with a Master Chef - Carmel-by-the-Sea

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You will be baking macarons with a macaron master who has been featured on the Cooking Channel. You will receive hands-on training and all the techniques, tips and tricks to create these gourmet treats at home!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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$89.00
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Monterey Half-Day Electric Scooter Rental

Monterey Half-Day Electric Scooter Rental

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Electric Scooter Rentals (seated position, easy to drive) which feature App driven GPS self-guided tours of the Monterey Peninsula. We provide everything that is needed to go out and have fun. You can use our tour routes, freestyle your own route or a combination of both, we have a great outdoors experience to make new memories! Enjoy the wind on your face with an easy on, easy off vehicle. Let the Adventure Begin!
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.31
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$92.31
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3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

3-Hour Monterey Bay Winter Whale-Watching Tour in California

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Look for whales during a boat tour from Monterey, the premier destination in northern California for winter whale watching. Learn about the majestic animals from a marine biologist or naturalist guide who shares detailed commentary about the whales, dolphins, sea lions, sea birds, and natural history of the region.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Carmel-by-the-Sea's Fairytale Houses: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

Carmel-by-the-Sea's Fairytale Houses: A Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Are you looking for a way to see Carmel’s famous Comstock Cottages without joining a tour group? Explore at your own pace with this affordable audio tour. • See 11 fairytale cottages, and find out about architect Hugh Comstock, who married a dollmaker here in the 1920s • Hear from producer Lynn Momboisse who co-authored a book about Carmel's historic homes • Do it all in 40 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline. Please note that this is a hilly walk.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
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$5.99
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3-Hour Monterey, Cannery Row and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

3-Hour Monterey, Cannery Row and Pacific Grove Sea Car Tour

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Travel around California’s central coast in a GPS-guided Sea Car on this tour. Go for a spin in a self-drive 2-seater convertible that not only navigates itself, but talks to you along the way. Cruise through areas of Monterey and Pacific Grove as you hear fun facts about major landmarks, and see well-known spots such as Cannery Row, Lake El Estero, and Asilomar State Beach.
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  • 3 hours
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$178.42
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Guided 2-Hour Walking Tour in Carmel by the Sea

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Guided 2-Hour Walking Tour in Carmel by the Sea

Your walk opens up a whole new vista of Carmel for you while our guides, who are skilled storytellers, weave together the tales of the arts and artists, architecture and history and the unbelievable stories of the people who created this unique village in a forest which is Carmel.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.00
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Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Driving Audio Tour

Scenic 17 Mile Drive Self-Driving Audio Tour

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Explore the famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Monterey with a self-guided audio tour! Learn about iconic landmarks like Lone Cypress, Seal Rock, and Spanish Bay as you drive past. Discover the history behind Cannery Row, Monterey's Aquarium, and Fisherman's Wharf. Experience this ultimate scenic drive to its fullest. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Monterey with maximum flexibility and value. Recommended: purchase one tour per car. Everyone can listen at the same time! Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route & speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This is not an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.00
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$8.00
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Big Sur Self-Driving Audio Tour in California (Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway)

Big Sur Self-Driving Audio Tour in California (Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highway)

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Experience the iconic Big Sur road trip with a self-guided driving audio tour! As you drive, learn about the fairytale cottages of Carmel, the purple sand at Pfeiffer Beach, & the enormous elephant seals at San Simeon. Drive over Bixby Bridge, marvel at McWay Falls, & enjoy the rugged coastline along the Pacific Coast Highway / Route 1. Big Sur is the most scenic segment of the Pacific Coast Highway(a must-do roadtrip),which you can start in either Monterey or San Luis Obispo. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password & an app. Download the app,enter password, & download the tour. When you arrive, head over to the first stop. Stick to the route & speed limit for the best experience. ALERT: Highway partially closed due to storm damage. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone can listen together! No expiration-the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check COVID rules & opening hours before your visit.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$8.00
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Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour

Historic Cannery Row: Explore John Steinbeck's Monterey on an audio walking tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Cannery Row in Monterey California and the surrounding area as well as a number of hotels and historic sites. There's a separate admission charge for entrance to Monterey Bay Aquarium. On this tour, you'll hear how the area served as the industrial heart of Monterey in the first half of the 1900s. Its seemingly inexhaustible number of Pacific sardine attracted fishermen, investors and inventors from around the world seeking their fortune. But, (spoiler alert!) overfishing would decimate the industry by the 1950s. You will also discover the connection between John Steinbeck and this area as you meet some of the colorful characters that were immortalized in his novel Cannery Row and its sequel Sweet Thursday. Finally, you'll discover the incredible story of how Cannery Row quite literally rose from the ashes to what is now a welcoming waterfront of world-class hotels, wine rooms, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$5.99
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Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf: A seaside audio walking tour

Monterey State Historic Park and Fisherman’s Wharf: A seaside audio walking tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour explores Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey California. It includes the Portola Plaza & Hotel, Custom House Plaza & Museum, the Pacific House Museum & gardens, and more. During this tour, we will explore the Monterey's Fisherman’s Wharf and fishing industry history. You will be able to explore three museums in the Monterey State Historic Park. There will also be numerous opportunities for shopping or dining. And we will be showing you some of the filming locations for Big Little Lies season 1, including the Blue Blues Café. This tour is ready whenever you are. It plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which works offline. The tour begins at the Monterey History & Art Association Salvador Dali Museum also known as the Stanton Center and ends at the Pacific House Museum. There is a fee for the Salvador Dali Museum, but all three other museums are free.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Monterey's 17 Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

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Monterey's 17 Mile Drive Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Explore the famous 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, Monterey with a self-guided audio tour! Learn about iconic landmarks like Lone Cypress, Seal Rock, and Spanish Bay as you drive past. Discover the history behind Cannery Row, Monterey's Aquarium, and Fisherman's Wharf. Experience this ultimate scenic drive to its fullest. This self-guided audio tour allows you to explore Monterey with maximum flexibility and value. Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route & speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — the tour is available from the minute you book until forever! This is not an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$6.40
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$8.00
$1.60 savings
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$8.00
$1.60 savings
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The Creative Carmel Scavenger Hunt

The Creative Carmel Scavenger Hunt

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Alley Kat Adventures is an Austin, TX-based event design company offering city scavenger hunts in 30 cities in the US and Mexico as well as custom events worldwide. Our specially hand-crafted, interactive quests are equal parts tour, cultural experience, creative challenge, detective hunt, & social experiment! Guests get to discover hidden gems off the beaten trail while completing fun missions! Discover hidden alleyways and courtyards, delight in architectural wonders, explore tide pools, and more!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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Carmel Point: Discover its rugged coastline on an audio walking tour

Carmel Point: Discover its rugged coastline on an audio walking tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore the rugged Carmel coastline where you will have stunning views of Point Lobos, Carmel Beach and Carmel River State Beach. The tour winds its way through the charming tree-lined streets of Carmel Point where you'll discover a number of the unique homes built on this one-time windswept treeless bluff. Along the way, you'll hear about Carmel's famous houses, its flora and fauna, the movies filmed on the point, and the first softball league in the US. You'll come across some colorful characters from the past such as Jean Arthur and Robinson Jeffers. The tour is ready whenever you are. The tour begins and ends at the Walker House Cabin on the Rocks. So start your tour with the VoiceMap app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us direct you on this adventure of Carmel-by-the-Sea Carmel Point Walking tour. Happy Adventures!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$5.99
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Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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This self-guided, self-paced audio walking tour will explore Historic Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. This 60-minute tour is designed to keep you on the move while walking at a reasonably slow pace, and still see all of the main sites. You can pause the tour at any time to get a bite to eat or a refreshing drink to quench your thirst. This tour will cover about 15 square blocks of the downtown Carmel to give you a “lay of the land”. You'll explore some of Carmel’s quaint courtyards and passageways and walk by a number of wine rooms, art galleries, restaurants and hotels. You'll also learn about Carmel’s founding fathers, distinctive architecture and storied past and provides numerous photo opportunities. The tour begins and ends at the Carmel Plaza. En route, you'll pass two public restrooms and four ATM’s. So start your tour with the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us direct you on this adventure of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.
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  • 1 hour
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$5.99
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Carmel-by-the-Sea Mission Areas: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Carmel-by-the-Sea Mission Areas: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

This self-guided audio walking tour covers Carmel-by-the-Sea’s three mission areas: Mission Ranch, Carmel Mission Basilica, and the Mission Trail Nature Preserve. Our tour begins and ends at the Mission Ranch Hotel, owned by actor and former mayor of Carmel, Clint Eastwood. From there, we’ll wind our way through the southern end of this charming village of Carmel-by-the-Sea to the Mission Basilica, and then on to the Mission Trail Nature Preserve. Along the way, you will learn about early local California and Carmel history, view Carmel’s different architectural styles, from mission to modern, and hear stories about some of its interesting residents. This two-hour walking tour is two miles long. Please note: This tour does not include a visit to the interior of the Mission Basilica. To access the Basilica, its five museums, cemetery and courtyard grounds, purchase a ticket inside the Gift Store.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour on a Scenic Path

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour on a Scenic Path

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This self-guided, self-paced GPS audio walking tour will explore Carmel-by-the-Sea’s spectacular Scenic Road. We will walk along the bluff pathway above Carmel Beach and take in the magnificent view of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Carmel Point and Point Lobos.  This tour will begin and end at the historic La Playa Carmel Hotel located at Camino Real and Eighth Avenue. Other attractions include the North Dunes Habitat Restoration Project and the Carmel Beach Overlook. We will also see the home where Clint Eastwood lived while he served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea between 1986 and 1988 and learn more about his connection to Carmel as well as learn about some of Carmel’s distinctive architecture and storied past. 
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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