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Coast Views With A Coastal Breeze On Your Drive From San Francisco, CA to Carmel, CA!

The bay area is home to some amazing eateries and charm that you will find no where else. San Francisco is a wonderful bustling city, but locals and longtime visitors to the bay area, may be looking for a bit more seclusion and peace of mind. Carmel offers the best of both while also being home to some amazing coastal views and beaches.

San Francisco to Carmel, California: Coastal views and tranquil waters

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 1 hour 47 minutes and 108 miles, if coming from our San Francisco location

Carmel has a lot to offer in terms of rest and relaxation, as well as some great local shopping! The county takes safety as its upmost priority, so most places are frequently sanitizing, require masks to be worn, and only allow a certain amount into the stores. The favorite place for shoppers is Carmel Plaza which is in the heart of Carmel. It offers a wide array of shops and eateries that offer great local items and seafood favorites! One place you have to try if you are a fan of seafood or lobster bisque, is Flaherty’s. This place is downright amazing and a personal favorite of many families that frequent Carmel. In terms of other activities, Carmel is home to some amazing local state parks and coastal beaches that are never too crowded. Finding a perfect place for your family to the enjoy the ocean, will be a breeze. Many local beaches now have lifeguards on duty as well for peace of mind and safety. In terms of lodging, our personal favorite is the Hyatt Carmel Highlands. It can seem a bit pricey at first, but the view and lodging you get are worth the cost. Many of the rooms have a wonderful balcony for ocean viewing experience and relaxation. They all come with a wood burning fireplace to stay warm and cozy on those winter nights and a full kitchen is present within most rooms, so you don’t feel like you have to go out every night. Carmel has something for everyone, and it will be a great place of rest and relaxation.

AVR realizes that people are slowly returning to normality and we want to have these memorable trips ready to go so that you and your loved ones or whole family, can spend some quality time together. We are making great strides to bring the same level of service and above, as things return to some sense of normal. Let’s make 2021 a better year all around and let’s make new memories safely. AVR, because the journey should be just as fun as the destination.