Monterey and Carmel are classic getaway spots here in the Bay Area and it's easy to see why. With views of the ocean peering out from between the many tourist spots you don't need to veer far from the basic footpath to enjoy your stay. But you will be rewarded if you take a detour and see what the
rest of Carmel Valley has to offer.
For me, I love the area off West Carmel Valley Road with its less-hurried wineries, cafes and shops all tucked away in what feels like a secret hideaway. Some of my favorite afternoons have been spent lingering over a late lunch with the golden glow of summer sun peeking through the trees.
Am I a bit of a romantic? Maybe, although being recently single may be prompting such a feeling. But truly, if you want a path-less-travelled feeling, do check it out.
55 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley CA 93921
Originally published on 5/2/15