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9 01, 2020

The Santa Monica Farmers Market on Saturday, Plus More to Explore

2020-01-09T19:09:01+00:00Santa Monica Attractions, Santa Monica Dining, Shopping, Uncategorized|

Farmers markets in California are uber popular. With the demand for fresh and organic produce in a healthy lifestyle, it’s no surprise that almost 700 weekly markets take place statewide. However, in Santa Monica alone, an estimated 900,000 shoppers visit the city’s four markets collectively each year. If you truly want to experience California culture during your time at Hotel Carmel, visiting the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Saturday or Wednesday is a good place to start. If you reference this guide, you won’t have to search “farmers markets open on Saturday” or “farmers market near me tomorrow” to [...]

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

2019-11-04T19:57:21+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]