Every year thousands of people visit California's world famous village of Carmel by the Sea. Meandering through art galleries, shops and restaurants on Ocean Avenue, and a visit to Carmel Beach are the usual "musts" for first time visitors. It's easy to miss the really good parts. This tour will take you behind the scenes to see a Carmel by the Sea that is as much a feeling as it is a place. Carmel is a village founded by "the creatives"....writers, painters, poets, actors, producers and photographers. They all came here over 100 years ago, because it offered unlimited peace and beauty as well as a unique freedom to reach for the stars - undimmed by street lights because they're not allowed in Carmel. You'll see and hear the stories of the outdoor Forest theater, historic hotels like the Pine Inn, Cypress Inn and La Playa hotel. You’ll visit the famous Comstock Houses, the Murphy houses, Robinson Jeffers Tor House and even Frank Lloyd Wright's "Cabin on the Rocks."
This tour will take you to breathtaking and stunning views of the ocean, from Carmel Beach, around Carmel Point to the bird haven and River Beach. You’ll see how all the houses here are creatively un-alike, with names instead of numbers, gardens in every front yard and fences that are artistic expressions in themselves. We will also talk about Clint Eastwood and how he has touched Carmel with his famous Hogs Breath Inn, and the 150 year old Mission Ranch that he saved from destruction. We will end the tour where the story of Carmel began - Father Serra's Carmel Mission. This tour is meant to inform, entertain, inspire, and perhaps even help bring out the creative art and spirit that you have inside as well.