Discover the city in California that is one of the most beautiful in the world according to Time Out

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming destination with perfect views of the ocean

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If you're looking for a destination for your next vacation, you'll be glad to learn that Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, has been recognized by Time Out as one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Its privileged location along the coast of California makes it a magical place with impressive natural landscapes.

On a list made by Time Out, Carmel-by-the-Sea was ranked 4th place due to its unique charm. Its picturesque buildings, its fairytale landscapes, and its residents' warm hospitality make it a perfect destination for tourist and locals looking for memorable vacations.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a total area of approximately 2.5 square kilometers, offers a wide variety of unique experiences. From its charming restaurants inspired by fairytales to art galleries and specialized boutiques, there is something for every taste in this cozy coastal town.

Besides its recognition by Time Out, Carmel-by-the-Sea has received other types of praise. According to the town's official website, it is the perfect starting point to explore Monterey County. In addition, Travel & Leisure named it the 3rd most romantic city in the world and the best place for love in the United States.

What makes Carmel-by-the-Sea even more special is its intact natural environment. Visitors can enjoy picturesque rides by car through sequoia forests or vineyards, and discover cliffs with huts and isolated beaches.

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Lack of traffic signs and advertising billboards contribute to its calm and easygoing environment.

If you decide to go to Carmel-by-the-Sea, make sure to explore the delicious gastronomic delights it has to offer. From delicious bistros to modern boutiques and wineries, this town next to the sea has a lot to offer visitors who are looking for a unique and memorable experience.

How to go from Tijuana to Carmel-by-the-Sea?

By car: This is the most convenient way to go from Tijuana to Carmel-by-the-Sea and it will take you 8 hours on the road. Take the highway to the north, drive through San Diego and continue northbound through I-5. Continue north until reaching I-805 or I-8, which will take you to I-5. After that, continue north through I-5 until reaching I-405 in direction to LA. From LA, you can take US-101 northbound until you reach Carmel-by-the-Sea.

By plane: You can take a flight from Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) to the San José International Airport or to San Franciso International Airport. From there, you can rent a car or a land transport service to reach Carmel-by-the-Sea.


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