Escape to Carmel, California

If you’re a fan of Big Little Lies, you’ll love indulging in a stunning escape to Carmel, California. Located on the Pacific Coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea is a small beach city on the Monterey Peninsula. It's known for flaunting a fairytale-esque town full of restaurants and niche retailers targeting an affluent audience. 

Where to Stay

The Hofsas House is a boutique family-owned property with spacious accommodations overlooking the ocean. This adorable Dutch-inspired hotel is walking distance to Ocean Avenue and minutes from the esteemed 17 Mile Drive. The property is extremely unique- you can’t miss its pink outer paint color and boutique in-room décor. 

Where to Play

Carmel is also home to stunning hikes and national reserves, like Point Lobos. Point Lobos stands at the north end of the Big Sur coast of the Pacific Ocean flaunting a number of oceanside hiking trails.

Next, follow 17-Mile Drive’s red-dotted line to arrive at an enchanting world full of dramatic coastal cliffs, snow-white beaches, mystical forests and the iconic golf course of Pebble Beach. Discover one of the most scenic drives in the world as you meet the inspiring Lone Cypress, ponder the giant trees at Crocker Grove, digest the untouched beauty at Fanshell Beach or behold the power of the Restless Sea at Point Joe.

Monterey is a mere 15 minutes from Carmel and a mecca for curious sea-life-lovers. Explore the infamous Monterey Bay Aquarium located in the heart of Cannery Row.

Where to feast:

Carmel's charming eateries feature a full range of international, regional and local cuisines. The eateries range from Old World elegance to modern charm, all with an artistic flair. Whether you’re looking for wine and cheese, or a three-course dinner, Carmel has it all.

And who knows—you just might spot a season three taping of Big Little Lies.

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