Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Carmel Highlands

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Carmel Highlands. Travelers to this scenic city praise the seaside, bird watching and beaches. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Carmel Highlands

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Carmel Highlands a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Blair Estate Tasting Room (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Galante Vineyards (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Carmel Highlands

Travelers love Carmel Highlands for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Carmel Highlands is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Point Lobos State Reserve (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Carmel Beach (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Gravity Garden (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Gibson Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • China Cove (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Carmel Highlands

The nearest airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 21.4 mi (34.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Carmel Highlands?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 672 holiday lettings near Carmel Highlands. From 462 Houses to 81 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Carmel Highlands is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Carmel Highlands?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Carmel Highlands:

  • Southeast Carmel: 341 holiday homes
  • Pebble Beach: 646 holiday homes
  • Country Club West: 119 holiday homes
  • Jack's Peak: 122 holiday homes
  • Northwest Carmel: 187 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Carmel Highlands?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 462 Houses in Carmel Highlands. Our other popular types of Carmel Highlands holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 81 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 49 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 81 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Carmel Highlands?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 36 holiday homes with pool available in Carmel Highlands. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.