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Special Ed: Carmel to Carmel: (taken from website)

FROM MONTEREY AIRPORT (approximately 15 minutes)

• Exit airport and turn right on Highway 68 (Monterey-Salinas Highway.)• Take Highway 68 to Highway 1 south to Carmel• Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to .downtown Carmel

FROM SAN FRANCISCO (approximately 2 1/2 hours)• Take Highway 101 south to Prunedale• At Prunedale, take Highway 156 west (see “Monterey Peninsula” sign)• At Castroville, stay to the left, as the road becomes Highway 1 south• Take Highway 1 south to Carmel• Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to downtown Carmel

FROM LOS ANGELES (approximately 6 hours)• Take Highway 101 north to Salinas• Go west on Highway 68 (see “Monterey Peninsula” exit sign)• Take Highway 68 to Highway 1• Take Highway 1 south to Carmel• Turn right at Ocean Avenue and go 1 mile to downtown Carmel.

It’s a nice little town near Monterey, with warm weather and nice people. It has small local shops, restaurants, and a cinema. It has a lot of cultural activities like:

San Carlos at 9th, Sunset Center(831) 624-1521 • website

The Carmel Bach Festival (CBF) began in 1935 as a four-day series of concerts at the Sunset School Auditorium and the Carmel Mission Basilica. Over the years, it grew to a three-week celebration of concerts, recitals,… more

Carmel Mission Basilica

3080 Rio Road(831) 624-1271 • website

The Basilica Church, a registered National Historic Landmark, is the centerpiece of the Mission. Upon entering, visitors are usually struck by its catenary ceiling, thirty foot reredos and 5 foot thick walls. more

Center for Photographic Art

San Carlos at 9th, Sunset Center

Founded in Carmel, California in 1988, the Center for Photographic Art strives to advance the Central Coast’s distinctive photographic art forms through education, exhibition and publication. These regional… more

Carmel Heritage Society

Lincoln and 6th(831) 624-4447 • website

The Carmel Heritage Society is protecting, preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of Carmel-by-the-Sea in a way that encourages public recognition and participation so that people will have a greater knowledge… more

Sunset Center

San Carlos at 9th, Sunset Center(831) 620-2048 • website

Sunset Center is the premier performing arts facility on the Monterey Peninsula. Sunset Cultural Center, Inc. (SCC) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit corporation that was formed in October of 2003 to manage the historic Sunset… more

Monterey County Symphony

San Carlos at 9th, Sunset Center(831) 646-8511 • website

The Monterey Symphony produces and presents the best musical programs, educational activities and community events possible to engage people of the Central Coast and the Salinas Valley in the continual discovery of… more

Pacific Repertory Theater

Monte Verde between 8th & 9th(831) 622-0100 • website

In celebrating the transforming power of the creative spirit, PacRep Theatre produces bold and daring interpretations of the great plays from the world stage — plays that engage, excite, educate and inspire —… more

Forest Theater Guild

Mt. View and Santa Rita(831) 626-1681 • website

Carmel Art and Film Festival

San Carlos at 9th, Sunset Center(831) 625-3700 • website

The Carmel Art and Film Festival is excited to release its 2013 line-up in Mid-September! Buy your ticket packages now to guarantee a seat at all screenings. Individual seats will be sold (day of screening) at the door… more

Carmel Art Association

Dolores between 5th & 6th(831) 624-6176 • website

Founded in 1927, Carmel’s oldest gallery features the work of more than 100 professional local artists, and is dedicated to presenting only the finest work for sale by artists living on the Monterey Peninsula.

I went to the Carmel Mission Basilica a small cute church, Spanish style with large ceilings, wooden chairs and a pretty altar. My parents and I decided to go to Mass and it was worth it, they had a choir girl who had the voice of an angel. They gave a beautiful mass with really good meaningful readings and analysis from the  Father Junipero Serra.

After mas we walked the city and entered some shops and ate at The Grill at Ocean Ave. See post soon!

That really cute cottage house you see in the gallery is the Cottage of Sweets

You can smell heaven as you come towards it.

Then you can visit Monterey which is like a 15 minute drive.

The cities are much like Sausalito: small, picturesque, warm, everything walking distance, relax and fun.

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