Things to Do


The California coast offers a wealth of activities, with world-class golf, hiking, whale watching, kayaking, shopping, dining, sightseeing and more. There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re a thrill-seeker or prefer just to take it easy. Carmel-by-the-Sea is centrally located on the Monterey Peninsula and 25-minutes from Big Sur. Use Tradewinds Carmel as your home base for the best of the area’s activities.

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Our concierge staff has extensive knowledge in what the area has to offer. They are happy to help arrange everything from a tee time at one of the exceptional local golf courses to an afternoon kayaking or whale watching. Ask them about some of the excellent wine tasting rooms in Carmel and Carmel Valley.

Fill your days with activities, then come back to Tradewinds Carmel for relaxation and a short stroll to dinner. Or just stay at Tradewinds Carmel, enjoy a massage, sit in the meditation garden, read a good book or take a nap. And don’t forget one of our favorite activities – Shopping!


Garland Regional Park
Point Lobos State Park
Big Sur State Parks

Surf Lessons
Adventures by the Sea

At least 10 excellent public golf courses, including Spyglass Hill and Bayonet, along with a number of semi-private courses all a short drive away.

Art Tour
Carmel Art Tour 


Sunset Center

Monterey Museum of Art
Carmel Art Association
As well as numerous art galleries in downtown Carmel

Carmel Mission Basilica