with Monica Hudson of California Legacy Tours
Duration 2 hours, $25.00 per person
Purchase tickets at the latest by 8:00 AM the day of the tour. Check online Calendar
We meet in the courtyard of the “Pine Inn” hotel on Linclon St. at Ocean Ave. in Carmel
Join Monica for a walking tour through Carmel-by-the- Sea and enjoy a peek at her favorite artist studios and special hostelries and restaurants. Along your path are the enchanting fairytale cottages by Hugh Comstock, mixed with modernist architecture, blending with the picturesque Mediterranean building style of the 1920’s when much of Carmel’s business district was developed.
Expect to hear about poet Robinson Jeffers, feminist writer Mary Austin, golfer Philip Wilson, builders and architects from Frank Lloyd Wright to Bernard Maybeck and Charles S. Greene and many of their contemporary artist friends. On our walk we will spot the locations of Edward Weston’s photographic atelier and painter Mary deNeale Morgan’s studio. Film celebrities such as Doris Day and Clint Eastwood have left their mark on Carmel. The entertaining history and customs which help make Carmel unique has intrigued locals and visitors alike. Together you will discover the charming courtyards, miniature gardens, and hidden passage ways which will launch you on your own voyage of discovery.
Monica is a skilled storyteller and the walk will weave together the tales of the arts and artists, architecture and history and the unbelievable stories of the people who created this unique village in a forest which is Carmel-by-the-Sea.
For the photos on this website Monica’s two dogs were allowed to be part of the walking tour. They loved it, their favorite beach, and the promise of run and a swim, was always in sight. Her dogs do not join the walk, but any well behaved dog is always welcome in Carmel. So, if you have a four legged companion along on your trip and want to bring him or her on the walking tour you are welcome.
“I hope to get a chance to share tidbits with you of the many stories which I gathered when I researched my book on Carmel-by-the-Sea. With over 200 old photographs and text the book tells the compelling history of this unique little village in a forest, created for artists by artists and fiercely protected by them against “progress,” is full of surprises”. Monica
*Monica’s signed books are available on Point Lobos and Carmel-by-the-Sea,
Arcadia Publishing, Images of America Series.
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