Experience the Top Things to Do in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

The best of Carmel and beyond is right at your fingertips here at the Pine Inn! Stroll from our hotel to the beach, enjoy a round of golf, or treat your family to a day of fun and education at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Peruse our list of top attractions and things to do below, and let us know if you’d like more information.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Packed with extraordinary ocean life exhibits, the Monterey Bay Aquarium provides educational fun for all ages. Your kids will be especially delighted with the interactive Splash Zone!

Distance: 5m from Hotel

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Sunset Center

This multipurpose performing arts center features a full calendar of events – from musicals and dance performances to famous singers and comedy acts.

Distance 1m from Hotel

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Carmel Mission

Discover true peace and tranquility at this historic mission, which was founded in 1771 and now includes a school and a venue for weddings. Spend time at the museum while you’re here.

​​Distance: 1m from Hotel

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Big Sur

A relatively short distance from our hotel, Big Sur is definitely worth a day trip. Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, catch a glimpse of the Bixby Bridge, and tour some of the marvelous art galleries that dot Highway One.

​Distance: 25m from Hotel

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Pebble Beach Golf Courses

For golf enthusiasts, no visit to the area would be complete without a round of two at one of these beautiful, legendary courses. There are five in total, including the Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Distance: 4m from Hotel

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California State University, Monterey Bay

Our hotel is just a short drive away from the CSUMB campus. Visit a student, cheer on the Otters at a sporting event, or explore the LEED Silver-certified Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library.

Distance: 10m from Hotel

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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Enjoy a year-round calendar of exhilarating motorsports events at this famous raceway in Salinas, which also features an apparel store.

​​​Distance: 10m from Hotel

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