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15 05, 2020

Santa Monica Tours: Seafaring Adventures Await

2020-06-08T17:28:05+00:00Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions|

One of the best things to do in Santa Monica includes spending a day at sea. Breathe in the fresh, salt air, appreciate an endless expanse of blue ocean, and say hello to marine life that comes to the surface. Book an aquatic Santa Monica tour when you stay at Hotel Carmel. The boat tours in Santa Monica, CA, will serve as a relaxing way to get out on the water, soak in the sun, and see the sights from the privacy of a yacht.  Why You Should Book a Santa Monic Boat Tour When you book a Santa Monica [...]

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 [...]

4 11, 2019

Ice at Santa Monica and Other Festive Activities

2020-09-25T18:41:07+00:00Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

Although we don't have snow, something magical happens when the end of the year hits Santa Monica. The twinkling lights, festive decorations, and out-of-the-norm events make you feel extra special during your vacation to California. By visiting, you can appreciate the holidays without having to do any of the behind-the-scenes work, like bulking up to go outside or cooking all the holiday goodies for yourself. And during your stay at Hotel Carmel, check out popular events like Ice at Santa Monica and other holiday-themed activities to make sure your vacation is effortlessly festive.  Ice at Santa Monica | Winterlit [...]

21 10, 2019

Where to Find the Best Coffee Shops in Santa Monica

2019-10-21T17:20:40+00:00Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining|

If you're a coffee lover, vacation is the perfect time to explore new shops. During your trip, stopping at popular local spots is a fun way to experience the city's culture and vibes. Whether you are a person that loves to try new specialty drinks you can't find at home, or revel in the interior design of the shop, check out our sampling of the best coffee shops in Santa Monica near Hotel Carmel.  Local Coffee Shops Near Me  People often have different ideas of what they want when they search "local coffee shops near me." For some, it [...]

27 09, 2019

A Guide to Santa Monica Neighborhoods

2019-09-27T19:47:43+00:00Lodging in Santa Monica, Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping|

Southern California, let alone Santa Monica, is absolutely packed with things to do, places to see, and food to eat. That's why visitors can be a little overwhelmed without a little preparation. Instead of aimlessly wandering through the city, walk with purpose by checking out our guide to Santa Monica neighborhoods during your stay at Hotel Carmel.  Downtown Santa Monica and Third Street Promenade Only a block away from Hotel Carmel, Santa Monica Place is an open-air shopping center within the Third Street Promenade neighborhood, complete with 80 stores to check out. Think: Ted Baker, Tiffany & Co., Bloomingdale's, and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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