Sun-splashed corridors of rolling green hills, high blue skies, terraced vineyards, hidden inns, roadside taverns and award-winning wineries, gourmet restaurants and championship golf courses, Carmel Valley is the perfect spot for a pastoral getaway or wine country adventure.

Here grapevines share curb space with local cafés and numerous tasting rooms are but a short walk in any direction. For sportsmen, Carmel Valley can be a portal to a selection of nationally renowned golf courses, scenic hikes and excellent surf; for the family, there are the shopping centers at the Barnyard and Rancho Road, replete with mom-and-pop shops, antiquaries, diners, bars, movies theaters and commercial stores.

With its year-round warmth, its rushing river and oaken ramparts, Carmel Valley is radiant with the fine simplicity of its hamlet origins. From exploring the rural splendor of its natural surroundings to experiencing its prestigious tradition of winemaking firsthand aboard the Monterey Wine Trolley, Carmel Valley is sure to enchant, excite and endear, either fulfilling one’s expectations or surpassing them completely.