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 a venue for city events near Carmel. 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 of our Carmel bed and breakfast.

Don’t miss Mission San Carlos de Bireme de Carmelo. It 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.

Skip the waiting around and make reservations in advance at one of our guest-favorite downtown Carmel restaurants.

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 Fridays and Saturdays only. Reservations: 831-624-1813 or 831-624-1840.

Performing Arts

Enjoy live plays and concerts at several theaters in Carmel.

  • Forest Theater Guild (Plays & Films)
  • Pacific Repertory Theatre (Concerts & Plays)
  • Sunset Cultural Center (Concert Performances)

Carmel Mission

Enrich your experience in Carmel with a visit to one of California’s Missions. The Carmel Mission, founded in 1771, still serves as an active Catholic church, and offers a museum, serene courtyard, tours and a gift shop for visitors. Call 831-624-1271 for hours and more information.