Carmel is a cultural Mecca – the home of the Carmel Bach Festival, as well as the Carmel Music Society and Carmel Chamber Music Monterey Bay. All perform at the Sunset Center in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a fine arts center that puts on performances, lectures, and serves as venue for city events. Three theatre groups, Pacific Repertory Theater, The Forest Theater Guild and the Cherry Center for the Performing Arts all put on year-round productions and are within walking distance.
Don’t miss Mission San Carlos de Bireme de Carmelo is one of the missions built by Father Juniper Serra and Tor House & Hawk Tour, on the National Historic Landmark list, and one of Carmel’s first homes, built by poet Robinson Jeffers.
Tor House & Hawk Tower Tour
Tor House is one of the original Carmel Cottages. Built in 1918 by Robinson Jeffers out of granite boulders from the shore, this cottage and tower provided a setting for a life of simplicity, harmony and artistic creativity for Jeffers, his wife Una and their twin sons Garth and Donnan.
Tour the house, climb the tower, stroll the English-style gardens and experience the atmosphere that inspired some of America’s finest poetry.
Tours are offered Friday’s and Saturday’s only
Reservations: 831- 624-1813 or 831-624-1840
Carmel-by-the-Sea’s rich history from Father Junipero Serra, to the Bohemians to the quaint artist colony that still resonates today, will be celebrated the entire year. Mark your calendars for the year-long, city-wide 100th birthday celebration of the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea in 2016. There will be a variety of events both during the year and in the month of October, culminating in a spectacular parade on Saturday, October 29th with hopes of a former celebrity mayor being the Grand Marshall.