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15 11, 2020

10 Jar Date Ideas for a Santa Monica Getaway

2020-11-25T21:39:05+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions|

Whether you’ve been with your significant other for a few months or a few decades, creating an arsenal of jar date ideas is a great way to shake things up on your couple’s getaway at Hotel Carmel by the Sea. There are so many fun things to do in Santa Monica that it might be challenging to decide on what to do, so we’ve assembled an exciting list of area activities to engage in during your stay at our Santa Monica resort.  Rekindle Romance with These Fantastic Jar Date Ideas Avoid getting stuck in an endless cycle of, “I don’t [...]

15 09, 2020

Best Santa Monica Pier Restaurants with Takeout Options

2020-11-13T17:26:34+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining|

One of the best parts of going on vacation is trying out the local fare at your destination. However, this can be a bit tricky as we adjust to a new normal amid the global pandemic. So, as a safer dining option for you during your stay at Hotel Carmel by the Sea, consider ordering takeout from some of the best Santa Monica Pier restaurants.  Tasty Bites To-Go from These Santa Monica Pier Restaurants Get ready for some spectacular Santa Monica Pier food during your getaway to our Santa Monica resort. Pack up your takeout for a picnic on the [...]

21 04, 2020

Best Beach Bike Rentals & Trails in Santa Monica

2020-05-21T20:39:09+00:00Beach Attractions, Santa Monica Attractions|

Can you see yourself biking along the Pacific Coast in the city of Santa Monica? Bright sun overhead, the warm ocean breeze on your face as you cycle past beach-goers and the Santa Monica metropolis. Luckily for you, some of the best beach bike rentals in the city of Santa Monica reside within walking distance of Hotel Carmel. So, when you book your stay with us, you’ll have several beach bike rentals, trails, and tour options right at your fingertips.  Santa Monica Beach Bike Rentals As we mentioned earlier, quite a few bike rental options are available within a mile [...]

11 12, 2019

Santa Monica: One of the Best Places to Go on Valentine’s Day Getaways

2019-12-11T16:23:05+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

When it comes to Valentine's Day, romantic getaways are the ultimate way to spend time with your lover and show him or her how much you care. Although there are so many places to choose from, Santa Monica is one of the best places to go on Valentine's Day getaways. Let our team at Hotel Carmel share a few reasons why you should spend the annual Day of Love with us.  Why Santa Monica Is One of the Best Places to Go on Valentine’s Day  What makes for a perfect Valentine's Day? Romantic happy hours and fancy dinners? Hopping [...]

18 08, 2019

Santa Monica Guide to Getting Around

2019-09-18T16:29:00+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Uncategorized|

The city of Santa Monica offers dozens of things to do, whether you’re looking for a night on the town or a family-oriented adventure with your kiddos. Our central location here at Hotel Carmel provides easy access to several popular attractions such as the Santa Monica Beach and shopping destination Santa Monica Place by foot. However, not everything you want to cross off your bucket list during your visit to SoCal is reachable that way. Luckily, the city of Santa Monica provides a few ways to get around without having to rent a car. (Although, there is a parking [...]

15 07, 2019

Best Whale Watching in California near Santa Monica

2020-09-25T16:55:55+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Uncategorized|

There’s no place quite like Santa Monica. From the diverse shopping opportunities and delightful eateries to the seemingly endless list of outdoor activities, your stay at Hotel Carmel by the Sea is sure to be packed with countless adventures. If you love the ocean and have been looking for things to do in Santa Monica, consider booking a tour to go whale watching in California. Spend a day out at sea, marveling at majestic marine life, and making memories to last a lifetime.  What to Expect While Whale Watching in California A whale watching tour in California is an experience [...]

13 07, 2019

Top 5 Santa Monica Kids Activities

2019-08-13T19:51:01+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

When it comes to family vacations, Santa Monica truly is a great place to take the kids. From Santa Monica’s white sandy beaches with plenty of room to run off some energy to exploring the Santa Monica Pier’s famous amusement park, your little ones will have plenty to keep them busy in this fast-paced beach city. There is a seemingly endless amount of Santa Monica kids activities near city's center. During your next family vacation to Santa Monica, you can’t go wrong with a stay at the Hotel Carmel. With its proximity to Santa Monica’s most famous attractions—the Santa [...]

18 06, 2019

Sweet Santa Monica Surf Spots

2020-09-18T14:23:59+00:00Beach Attractions, Santa Monica Attractions|

Surfers from across the nation flock to Southwest California for their prime wave conditions. There’s no place better to ride some waves than at the Santa Monica surf scene during the summer. Luckily for you, Hotel Carmel by the Sea’s ideal location places you near some of the best surfing beaches in California.  Take Lessons in Santa Monica If you’ve always wanted to learn how to surf, now’s your chance! The Santa Monica beaches in Californa provide the perfect environment to learn this sport. Head to nearby places like Santa Monica Surf School, and they’ll teach you everything you need [...]

13 06, 2019

Best Guy Trips: Experiencing Santa Monica, CA

2019-08-13T19:55:41+00:00Beach Attractions, Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

Santa Monica is definitely one of the best places to experience everything Los Angeles has to offer, from its beautiful beaches to the city. This fun city by the sea would easily be home to one of the best guy trips you’ve ever been on, with plenty of activities for you and your friends to explore around every winding turn of the Pacific Coast Highway.  The Hotel Carmel is the perfect spot for your home base during your next guy trip to Santa Monica. The Hotel Carmel allows you to choose from multiple options when it comes to your [...]

11 05, 2019

Things to Do in Santa Monica – Santa Monica Markets

2019-06-03T15:28:29+00:00Beach Attractions, Santa Monica Attractions, Shopping, Uncategorized|

When traveling to new areas, one of the best ways to discover the local culture and get the scoop on local goods is by visiting farmers markets. The next time you visit us at Hotel Carmel and are looking for things to do in Santa Monica, pay a visit to one of the markets happening around town. Discover everything from delicious fresh produce and live cooking demonstrations to colorful homegrown flowers while enjoying the sunny California weather by the sea. When and Where Throughout the year, every week hosts multiple markets around downtown Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Farmers Market [...]

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