South of Monterey is Carmel, perhaps best known as the town where actor Clint Eastwood was once mayor. The seaside scenery has a calming effect on this quaint village. The main shopping area is Ocean Avenue (between Junipero and Monte Verde). Carmel resembles an 18th-century European village with narrow streets lined with antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants (including the popular Hog's Breath Inn owned by Eastwood).
NOTE: Allow a full day to see Monterey and Carmel. To save time, or for variation, take Highway 1, the
scenic route one way and the 101 Route on the return.