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Carmel-Valley is a pastoral river valley nestled in the towering Santa Lucia mountain range, just off Scenic Highway 1 as you leave quaint Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Monterey Peninsula. It is one of the finest wine growing regions in California, and offers endless opportunities for entertainment, recreation, fine dining and wine tasting. Almost indescribable beauty awaits you as you drive the main artery along Carmel Valley Road, which begins at Highway 1 and runs eastward. The highway winds along the Carmel River past quaint country inns, three championship golf courses, several world-class resorts, rustic barns, farmland and oak-studded hills laced with wildflowers. Carmel Valley is home to Garland Park, where 4,000 acres are open for day use activities such as mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding along the willow-lined banks of the Carmel River. In quiet Carmel Valley Village you will find antique shops, art galleries, one-of-a-kind shops, wine tasting and fine restaurants. Known as the "sunbelt" of the region, it is generally sunny and warm in Carmel Valley when fog blankets the other nearby towns of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove and Monterey. Carmel Valley is also conveniently located just minutes from such attractions as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, the renowned 17-Mile Drive and the awe-inspiring Big Sur Coastline.

Surrounding areas: Carmel, California (10.5 mi), Carmel Highlands, California (11.6 mi), Carmel-By-The-Sea, California (12.2 mi), Monterey, California (12.6 mi), Pebble Beach, California (13.7 mi), Pacific Grove, California (14.3 mi), Salinas, California (14.3 mi)

Carmel Valley Vacation Rentals




Carmel Valley Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Stonepine Resort & Equestrian150 E Carmel Vly RdCarmel Valley, CA (831) 659-2245
Carmel Vly Ranch Resort A Wyndham ResortOne Old RNCH RdCarmel, CA9.8 mi.(800) 996-3426
Comfort Inn Monterey Airport1200 Olmsted RdMonterey, CA10.1 mi.(831) 372-2945
Best Western Deanza Inn2141 N Fremont StMonterey, CA11.1 mi.(800) 858-8775
Motel 62124 N Fremont StMonterey, CA11.1 mi.(831) 646-8585
Quality Inn2075 Fremont StMonterey, CA11.2 mi.(831) 373-5551
Rodeway Inn Monterey2041 Fremont StMonterey, CA11.2 mi.(831) 373-2911
Comfort Inn Monterey Bay2050 N Fremont StMonterey, CA11.3 mi.(831) 373-3081
Econo Lodge2042 Fremont StMonterey, CA11.3 mi.(831) 372-5851
Monterey Carmel Travelodge At Fairgrounds2030 N Fremont StMonterey, CA11.3 mi.(831) 373-3381
Ramada Limited2058 N Fremont StMonterey, CA11.3 mi.(831) 375-9511
La Quinta Inn2401 Del Monte AveMonterey, CA11.5 mi.(831) 373-7100
Best Western Magic Carpet Lodge1875 Fremont BlvdSeaside, CA11.5 mi.(831) 899-4221
Embassy Suites Hotel1441 Cyn Del Rey BlvdSeaside, CA11.5 mi.(831) 393-1115
Holiday Inn Express1400 Del Monte BlvdSeaside, CA11.5 mi.(831) 394-5335
Howard Johnson GXP Inn1893 Fremont BlvdSeaside, CA11.6 mi.(831) 394-8566
Americas Best Value Stage Coach Lodge1111 10th StMonterey, CA11.7 mi.(831) 373-3632
Econo Lodge Bay Breeze2049 Fremont BlvdSeaside, CA11.7 mi.(831) 899-7111
Candle Light InnSan Carlos Between 4th & 5th AveCarmel By The Sea, CA12.1 mi.(831) 624-6451
Dolphin InnNE Cor Of 4th & San CarlosCarmel By The Sea, CA12.1 mi.(831) 624-5356
Svendsgaard's InnNW Cor Of 4th & San CarlosCarmel By The Sea, CA12.1 mi.(831) 624-1511
Wayside Inn7th & Mission StsCarmel By The Sea, CA12.1 mi.(831) 624-5336
Carmel Sands LodgeCarmel, CA12.1 mi.(831) 624-1255
Comfort Inn Carmel By The SeaOcean Ave & Torres StCarmel, CA12.1 mi.(831) 622-7090
Bay Park Hotel1425 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.2 mi.(831) 649-1020
The Mariposa Inn1386 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.2 mi.(831) 649-1414
Best Value Surf Inn1200 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.3 mi.(800) 521-5821
Comfort Inn1252 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.3 mi.(831) 372-8088
Howard Johnson Express Inn1240 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.3 mi.(831) 375-6002
Quality Inn1058 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.3 mi.(831) 372-3381
Ramada Limited - Carmel Hill1182 Cass StMonterey, CA12.3 mi.(831) 375-2679
Sand Dollar Inn755 Abrego StMonterey, CA12.3 mi.(831) 372-7551
Super 81300 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.3 mi.(831) 373-3203
Casa Munras Garden Hotel700 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.4 mi.(831) 375-2411
Monterey Downtown Travelodge675 Munras AveMonterey, CA12.4 mi.(831) 373-1876
Hilton Monterey1000 Aquajito RdMonterey, CA12.6 mi.(831) 373-6141
Hyatt Regency MontereyOne Golf Course RdMonterey, CA12.6 mi.(831) 372-1234
Monterey Bay Inn242 Cannery RowMonterey, CA12.6 mi.(831) 658-3333
Monterey Bay Lodge55 Camino AquijitoMonterey, CA12.6 mi.(800) 558-1900
Monterey Plaza Hotel400 Cannery RowMonterey, CA12.6 mi.(831) 646-1700
 
Bed & Breakfast
Carriage House InnJunipero Between 7th & 8th AveCarmel-By-The-Sea, CA12.2 mi.(831) 625-2585

Carmel Valley Weather & Climate

Mild weather prevails on the Monterey Bay Peninsula year round. It is never too hot or never too cold. Sunny days with cool mornings and cool evenings are normal for the area, except in summer when a blanket of seasonal fog often hugs the coastline blocking out the sun for days. For this reason, summer may seem a few degrees cooler than fall and winter, although in actuality, it is not. On many days, the fog burns off by noontime. The rainy season generally runs November through March with an average annual rainfall of 18.5 inches. The average annual fog days are 183. If you are visiting and the fog rolls in, take a short drive inland to Carmel Valley where it is sunnier and usually a few degrees warmer than right along the Bay and coastline. Cool temperatures make humidity levels of no real consequence in the Monterey Bay area.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 59°F 43°F 4.54 in. 55°F
February 61°F 44°F 4.67 in. 56°F
March 61°F 45°F 3.98 in. 56°F
April 64°F 46°F 1.41 in. 57°F
May 64°F 48°F 0.43 in. 58°F
June 66°F 50°F 0.12 in. 60°F
July 68°F 52°F 0.05 in. 62°F
August 69°F 53°F 0.06 in. 63°F
September 71°F 53°F 0.24 in. 63°F
October 69°F 50°F 0.93 in. 61°F
November 64°F 46°F 2.19 in. 58°F
December 59°F 43°F 3.21 in. 57°F

Carmel Valley Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Monterey Peninsula airport (MRY) located about 9 miles northwest of Carmel Valley in Monterey, California, the Salinas Municipal airport (SNS) located approximately 14 miles northeast of Carmel Valley in Salinas, California, the Hollister Municipal airport (3O7) located roughly 33 miles northeast of Carmel Valley in Hollister, California, and finally the Norman Y Mineta San Jose International airport (SJC) located around 62 miles north of Carmel Valley in San Jose, California.

Carmel Valley Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA37.5 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA38.2 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA61.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Raging WatersSan JoseCA60.2 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA96.4 mi.
Waterworld USAConcordCA105.0 mi.
The Island Waterpark and Family Fun VillageFresnoCA109.9 mi.
Wild Water AdventuresClovisCA114.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Rancho Canada Golf ClubCarmelCA10.5 mi.
BayonetBlack Horse Golf CourseSeasideCA11.4 mi.
Laguna Seca Golf ClubMontereyCA12.6 mi.
Poppy Hills Golf CoursePebble BeachCA13.9 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseSalinasCA13.9 mi.
Pacific Grove Municipal Golf CoursePacific GroveCA14.3 mi.
Salinas Fairways Golf CourseSalinasCA14.4 mi.
San Juan Oaks Golf ClubHollisterCA29.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Garrapata State ParkCA10.4 mi. 
Andrew Molera State ParkCA14.9 mi. 
Marina State ParkCA15.2 mi. 
Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkCA16.8 mi. 
Fremont Peak State ParkCA23.1 mi. 
Zmudowski Beach State ParkCA24.6 mi. 
John Little State ParkCA26.1 mi. 
Wilder Ranch State ParkCA39.5 mi. 
 
Museums
San Juan Bautista MissionSeasideCA11.5 mi.(History)
California Views Historical Photo CollectionMontereyCA12.6 mi.(History)
Stowitts Museum and LibraryPacific GroveCA14.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitolaCA36.6 mi.(History)
Ecology Hall of FameSanta CruzCA38.2 mi.(Science)
California Antique Aircraft MuseumSan MartinCA42.4 mi.(Technology)
Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad CompanyLos GatosCA53.5 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA12.6 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA60.2 mi.
Charles Paddock ZooAtascaderoCA90.3 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA96.4 mi.
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA97.4 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA97.4 mi.
Chaffee Zoological GardensFresnoCA109.9 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA116.1 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA116.8 mi.


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