Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Carmel Highlands

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Carmel Highlands. Travelers to this scenic city praise the seaside, bird watching and beaches. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Carmel Highlands

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Carmel Highlands a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Blair Estate Tasting Room (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Galante Vineyards (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Carmel Highlands

Travelers love Carmel Highlands for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Carmel Highlands is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Point Lobos State Reserve (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Carmel Beach (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Gravity Garden (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Gibson Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • China Cove (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Carmel Highlands

The nearest airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 21.4 mi (34.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Carmel Highlands?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 784 vacation rentals near Carmel Highlands. From 534 Houses to 81 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carmel Highlands for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Carmel Highlands?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Carmel Highlands:

  • Southeast Carmel: 232 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 120 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Monterey: 27 vacation rentals
  • Cannery Row: 45 vacation rentals
  • Golden Rectangle: 210 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Carmel Highlands?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Carmel Highlands. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gibson Beach: 864 vacation rentals
  • China Cove: 863 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Beach: 664 vacation rentals
  • The Links at Spanish Bay: 1,021 vacation rentals
  • Pfeiffer Beach: 80 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carmel Highlands listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Carmel Highlands?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 534 Houses in Carmel Highlands. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carmel Highlands include:

  • Cottages: 81 rentals available
  • Cabins: 81 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 81 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Carmel Highlands?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 54 vacation rentals with pool available in Carmel Highlands. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.