Check out some of our favorite Carmel activities! All sightseeing and no play sometimes makes for a less than perfect getaway. You’ll find numerous active offerings located in close proximity. Some of the world’s most famous golf courses are minutes away, Horseback Riding along the coastline or rolling hillsides, Kayaking & Biking along the Central Coast’s most breathtaking scenery, Hiking through Redwoods or along Big Sur Cliffs, or venturing out on Monterey Bay for incredible whale watching, all in a day’s play!

Select from spacious one and two-bedroom suites at our top-rated Carmel inn.

Golf in Carmel & Surrounding Areas

Welcome to one of the world’s finest golf destinations. There are more than 21 courses located the Monterey Peninsula and each course offers its own unique and challenging experience for the golf enthusiast. We urge you to plan ahead regarding securing tee times. We suggest the following courses; Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course, Del Monte Golf Course, Pacific Grove Municipal Links, Pebble Beach Golf Course, Poppy Hills Golf Course, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Spanish Bay Golf Course.

Carmel Hiking

The network of hiking trails in Monterey County lies across some of the most diverse and scenic geography of the state. Trails range from easy to moderately strenuous and are known for their scenery, variety and ability to be hiked in one day. You’ll experience ocean front cliffs and promontories, coves and tide pools, white sand beaches, windswept dunes, stream fed canyons and waterfalls, redwood forests, mountain peaks wildlife sanctuaries and historical sites. We suggest the following spots for hiking; Andrew Molera State Park, Garrapata State Park, Garland Park, Jacks Peak County Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns Park, and Point Lobos State Reserve.

Kayaking & Biking

If you are planning a biking vacation, Bed, Breakfast and Biking lists bike-friendly B & B’s and inns along or near the bike trails and byways throughout the country.

Whale Watching

Each year, we get to witness one of the most spectacular animal migrations known, the yearly movement of Gray whales from their feeding areas in the Bering Sea to breeding ground off Baja California. As the Gray Whales head north in the spring, the Humpback whales arrive to spend the summer, as do the Blue whales. Killer whales and Dolphins can also be spotted up and down the coastline from one of these year-round trips lead by marine biologists and marine naturalists.