If film, art, photography and music is not enough for you the central coast of California offers a spectaucar natural backdrop for a playground.
Just minutes from downtown Carmel, Point Lobos offers spectacular panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Simply one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. In the morning, the locals are out in force with their dogs. Grab a cup of coffee and check out the scene.
One of the best in the world known for its innovative interactive exhibits.
What can you say about Big Sur? Artist haven, bohemian retreat, hikers heaven? All of the above, but most of all it offers jaw dropping natural beauty. It's a 45-minute drive down Highway One, but well worth the trip.
A quick 15-minute drive north on Highway One gets you to the quaint community of Moss Landing. If you want to see otters, sea lions, and sea birds up close, this really is a spectacular way to do it.
Monterey is known for its world-class wines. Vineyards dot the landscape through out Carmel Valley and the Salinas Valley. Dozens of wineries offer tours and tastings, by appointment and in tasting rooms.
The Monterey Peninsula is home of some of the world's most prestigious golf courses. Bordering Pebble Beach, the drive from downtown Carmel is only minutes from your tee time.
These are just a few suggestions, for a complete listing, please visit the city of Carmel's website for even more options: