Carmel, California is one of the most charming towns that you can find here in California, possibly even the US, when compared to Europe. There is a single main street that leads all the way down to the ocean and is full of quaint shops, restaurants and art galleries. The town is on the pricey side, but it is the perfect place for a day trip. Meander the streets and enjoy the views and try not to go into cuteness shock. It is usually foggy there, especially in the summer, but it is still worth a visit.