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Parent’s Tips on Carmel, CA
Last summer my family took a weekend vacation to Carmel, California. At the time, my son was just over 1 year old.
The city of Carmel has been reported as being a little “snooty”; at least this was part of many warnings I received from friends before we left for the trip. However, when we arrived, those warnings couldn’t have been more incorrect.
The weather was perfect (just below 80) and enjoying the salty ocean air is always a blessing. We spent time walking the streets where many shop owners welcomed us (even with a fussy baby). I was so happy to be welcome in restaurants and treated like “normal” people.
There really is a lot of things to do there. You can walk on the beach, shop, eat and even the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a short drive away. We stopped there on our way home and had a great time there too! There’s also the Point Lobos natural reserve where you can hike either with a stroller in some places or with the baby or toddler in a backpack. Very beautiful! The Earthbound farm is another great place to visit. They offer organic produce and flowers, but also a herb garden, children’s garden and just a nice place for a picnic.
Not only was this a great trip for myself, husband and baby; my parents, brother, grandma, aunt, and uncle were there too. It was great to be able to share a relaxing vacation with all of the family and not have to worry about stressing anyone out!
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