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July special for families!

Nothing says summer like a stay in Carmel. So bring your family (and Fido too) to enjoy our glorious weather and dog friendly town. Book at midweek stay (Sunday through Thursday) and we will waive one extra person or pet fee.

Carmel has been voted the #1 dog friendly town in the US so you know you will get a warm welcome plus take a walk to Carmel Beach and let your dog run without a leash!

Note: you must mention this special at time of booking. It cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts and must be booked directly with us. Excludes holidays and special events.

family friendly kitchen

Family-ready Accommodations

Ocean View Lodge and Annex has perfect family-friendly accommodations.

Choose a 3-room cottage suite with full kitchen or a room with Jacuzzi or even a wood burning fireplace. Or our budget-friendly Annex rooms with balcony or patio.

All rooms at Ocean View Lodge and Annex are pet friendly. Click to see more about these special accommodations.


 july Events In and Around Carmel

** Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge  **

Carmel Food Tour

**Downtown Carmel Food Tour  **

Check calendar for dates and availability

The Carmel Downtown Food Tour is a three-hour, guided tour of Carmel's most interesting attractions, and offers food tastings from seven unique eateries coupled with insightful presentations of Carmel's cultural, historical, and architectural highlights provided by knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. The 1.2 mile tour is suitable for all fitness levels, open to all children, but is most appropriate for ages thirteen and up. Whether you are an occasional visitor or a resident, the walking tour is the perfect way to get to know the culture, sights and foods of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Carmel Summer Live Music


**  Carmel Plaza Summer Live Music **
Through August 16
Ocean Avenue & Mission Street

Back by popular demand, Carmel Plaza launches its popular free summer live music series int he newly renovated courtyard. Eight consecutive fun Fridays of live music by our region's talented musicians, premium wineries, brewery and fine restaurants.

Sampling from last year's 2018 SUMMER LIVE MUSIC LINEUP / Food & Drink
  • Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant | Holman Ranch Wines
  • Chicano All Stars Il Fornaio | Hahn Family Wines
  • Extra Large Band 400° Gourmet Burgers & Fries | Wrath Wines
  • Everyday People Fifi's Bistro | Wrath Wines
  • Wildcard Allegro Restaurant | Blair Estate|Yeast of Eden Brewery
  • Red Beans & Rice Aabha Indian Cuisine | Blair Estate
  • Joy Bonner Band Village Corner | Hahn Family Wines
  • The Money Band Grasing's Coastal Cuisine | Scheid Vineyards
Newsies at PacRep



** PacRep Theater Presents Disney's Newsies the Musical **
Through July 27
Monte Verde between 8th and 9th Streets

Stop the presses! Disney's Newsies takes the stage. Adapted from the Disney film, New York City's newsboys seize the day when they strike against unfair working conditions. Experience the Tony Award-winning musical that's thrilled audiences on Broadway and across the country. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version includes eight brand-new songs, while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film such as "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

Hello Dolly

**  Annual Carmel 4th of July Parade **
July 4
Devendorf Park

Join us for an old-fashioned, family-style celebration in Devendorf Park across from Carmel Plaza on Ocean Avenue from noon to 4pm. There will be hot dogs, cold drinks, chips, ice cream, watermelon, and cookies! Get there early, supplies are limited! Food will be provided by local service clubs and groups such as Carmel Host Lions, Mission Trail Lions, Yes for Carmel!, Carmel Heritage, Carmel Woman's Club, Carmel Chamber, and much more!

For more information please contact (831) 620-2020 or visit the web site.

Monterey Beer Festival


Monterey Beer Festival
July 6
12:30 - 5 pm
Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Sample varied types of Ales, light beer, dark beer, mead, Lagers & Ciders from over 80 breweries with hundreds of beers to taste. On hand will be the best of beer from around the world. Live Music. Local food from Local Chefs. Only people certifiably over the age of 21 will be admitted-no exceptions. Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd. For more information visit the web site

Carmel Art Walk


** Carmel Art Walk **
July 13
5-8 pm
Downtown Carmel

Carmel Art Walk is the second Saturday every month from 5pm-8pm and is FREE! Tour artist-owned galleries and meet the artists who carry on the Carmel-by-the-Sea artist colony legacy! Click here for the Carmel Art Walk Map and list of galleries

Carmel Baach Festival


** Carmel Bach Festival **
July 13-27
Variety of Carmel Venues

Since 1935 professional musicians and music lovers from around the world gather to enjoy, perform, and listen to the musical works of Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers of his era. Free brass concerts and rehearsals. Venues to be announced. 832-624-1521 For more information visit the web site

Feast of Lanterns


Feast of Lanterns
July 19-27
Pacific Grove

Celebrating over 100 years. A multi-cultural community summer celebration of the founding of Pacific Grove celebrating its history and culture includes a Pet Parade, a sock hop dance with the Royal Court, students from the high school who receive an academic scholarship, plus a Pageant and Variety Show with a presentation of the Legend of the Blue Willow. Pacific Grove. 831-800-1905, For more information visit the web site.

Looking for something else to do?


Stop by Reception where we have information on all that is happening in the local area, menus from local restaurants and insider secrets! We are all locals and are happy to share our knowledge to the best of Carmel.

**  Starred events are within walking distance of Horizon Inn & Ocean View Lodge  **
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Start planning your trip now to get the room you want. As always, you get the best rates when you call us direct!


Need help? Call us at  831-624-5327