Travel+Leisure magazine recently ranked Carmel-by-the-Sea as one of the World's Best Cities for Romance. Ranking Carmel in 3rd place, ahead of Florence, Italy and just behind Paris and Venice, they write "Storybook cottages, quaint shops, art galleries and inviting eateries in this quaint seaside village abut one of northern California's most spectacular swaths of sand." Check out the entire article here.

Want to know more about the area - where to dine, stay, and play? 

Click here to spend some time on the Carmel-by-the-Sea's Official Travel Website.

Carmel is #6 in the The Condé Nast Traveler magazine 2013 Readers Choice Awards for the top ten cities in the US! From the announcement: "By far the smallest city on our list, Carmel, California has a big personality with 'endless charm and beauty.' The city is known for its 'quaint cottages and shops,' and the restaurants and artsy boutiques make for a great weekend getaway. What may garner Carmel the most attention however, are the picturesque and romantic ocean views."

Other top ten cities include Santa Fe, San Francisco, Charleston, New York, Honolulu, Chicago, New Oreleans, Savannah, and Napa. Visit the link here.