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Weather & New Year's Eve in Carmel??

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Weather & New Year's Eve in Carmel??


My wife and I are thinking of extending our trip in San Fran to include a few days in Carmel and actually stay there over New Year.

Is this a good time to go there weather wise? And can anyone recommend any romantic cozy luxury hotels that are within easy reach to some of the good restaurants.

Am I right in thinking Carmel is about 3hrs drive from San Fran? Is this a nice drive?

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1. Re: Weather & New Year's Eve in Carmel??

La Playa is a very nice property in Carmel that is walking distance to the restaurants, it is a historic property with beautiful grounds and gardens. If you want something really nice (and pricey) check out the L' Auberge luxury hotel. Casanova would be a nice choice for a romantic meal while in Carmel. The Cypress Inn might be another place you would like. Enjoy your time in Carmel! :)

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2. Re: Weather & New Year's Eve in Carmel??

If you take the most scenic route from SF to Carmel (Hwy 1), it's about 3 hours without stops. There is a faster route (2 hours) that is unattractive: 101 S to 156 WEST to 1 S. And there is a "middle-of-the-road" route (2 - 2.5 hrs) that has some beauty, but is not as nice as the coast route: 280 S to 85 S to 17 S to

1 S.

Weather at that time of year can be very nice, but it's also possible to have rain. The winter is usually either sunny and cool (50s and 60s daytime temps) or rainy. Generally speaking, the heavier rains don't come until later in January, though. Just be sure to bring a rain jacket and pack layers. That's a good rule of thumb for SF, too.

Syrahgirl mentioned the hotels in Carmel that I would have suggested. There is one place that I would recommend outside of Carmel, but it's not as close to restaurants, etc. It's Old Monterey Inn, and it's in a residential neighborhood in Monterey. I suggest it because it's very romantic and charming and the service is excellent. Take a look and see what you think.

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