Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour on a Scenic Path

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Location: Monterey
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 75.0 - 120.0 minutes
Trip difficulty: Easy
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/Los_Angeles
Highlights Carmel Beach Boardwalk
Carmel by the sea
Scenic Road Walkway
Clinton Walker House - Frank Lloyd Wright
Ocean Avenue and Mission Street
Discover the gorgeous vistas and inspiring homes along Carmel's Scenic Path
This self-guided, self-paced GPS audio walking tour will explore Carmel-by-the-Sea’s spectacular Scenic Road. We will walk along the bluff pathway above Carmel Beach and take in the magnificent view of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Carmel Point and Point Lobos. 

This tour will begin and end at the historic La Playa Carmel Hotel located at Camino Real and Eighth Avenue. Other attractions include the North Dunes Habitat Restoration Project and the Carmel Beach Overlook. We will also see the home where Clint Eastwood lived while he served as Mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea between 1986 and 1988 and learn more about his connection to Carmel as well as learn about some of Carmel’s distinctive architecture and storied past. 

Commentary English: Audio
Included Lifetime access to this self-guided tour in English
VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
Excluded Smartphone and headphones
Food and drink
Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
Know before you book This is a self-guided audio tour.
Entrance fees to all attractions mentioned on the tour are excluded from the price.
Know before you go Install the VoiceMap app beforehand and use the code included with your ticket to download the tour.
Remember your headphones, unless you've booked a driving tour.
Charge your phone's battery. The way VoiceMap uses GPS to play audio automatically can be battery intensive.
Additional Information
Not wheelchair accessible
  1. All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

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Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Valid From date booked


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 36.5525386, -121.9261233
Address: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923
Directions: Begin your tour at the entrance to the La Playa Hotel located on the corner of Camino Real Street and Eighth Avenue. Look for the two story stone and stucco building, with Spanish style roof. The upper story has an arched window, and the first floor a distinctive stained glass star window that imitates the star window on the Carmel Mission Basilica. You will see the name La Playa in black letters written over the arched entryway. Before we begin the tour you might want to peek inside. Walk into the lobby and notice the lovely seating area in front of the fireplace. To the left of the staircase, which leads to guest rooms, is the walkway that leads to the La Playa bar and Pacific Terrace. Park your car as close as possible to the La Playa Hotel. Located in the residential area, there are no parking limits unless otherwise posted. Plan your walk so that you return to the La Playa after 2 pm. Then head to the historic bar located off the lobby and enjoy coffee, or a cocktail on the Pacific Terrace. The La Playa bar is open from 2 pm to 9 pm for light fare; cocktails are available until 10 pm.
Start Location Notes Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, 93923


Cancellation Policy: none
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


Adult 21-60 years $4.99 Available on request


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