Are you looking for a 1-2 night weekend trip and exploring options in Northern California? Are you looking for a destination that will provide wine tasting rooms, beaches, great food and art? Well, Carmel may be just the place for you to visit for your San Francisco wine weekend getaway. Depending on traffic and where you live in the San Francisco area, the drive is around 2 hours from The Mission in good traffic and the reward for the drive is amazing wine tasting rooms in a quaint little village that started as an art commune.
Depending on traffic and where you live in the San Francisco area, the drive is around 2 hours from The Mission in good traffic and the reward for the drive is amazing wine tasting rooms in a quaint little village that started as an art commune. Teeming with little shops, wine tasting rooms, art galleries, coffee shops and casual and upscale restaurants, Carmel By The Sea is a charming little town that must be seen!
In the last 5-6 years, the amount of wine tasting rooms has skyrocketed from a couple tasting rooms to nearly 20 tasting rooms. This is because Carmel and Monterey are now on the world wine map for making incredible wines. Not only are the wines highly competitive, but they’re also presented to the public in wine tasting rooms in perhaps one of the cutest little towns in America.
Wine Enthusiast has published on the Carmel By The Sea’s Wine Walk By The Sea. Even The Boston Globe has given recognition to Carmel and the Carmel Valley region when their writer Michele Bigley published on her experience staying in the Santa Lucia Mountains in 2015.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you’re a wino, skip out of the Napa and Sonoma trip one time and make your way South to Carmel By The Sea. You’ll discover great wines at better prices, and the atmosphere just provides a uniquely different experience. For couples, I can’t imagine a more serene and beautiful landscape than sipping a Carmel Pinot Noir in this artsy village along the Pacific Ocean.
Here’s a great article from TheBossySauce.com on visiting Santa Crus, Monterey and Carmel from San Francisco.