★ Bistros & Fine Art to Wine Country & Best Hikes ★
Michael Kenneth Hemp, Carmel Valley resident and The History Company author-historian, puts everything you need to know about a visit to the spectacular and historic Carmel Valley, Carmel-By-The-Sea, and the South Coast and Big Sur right in your hands. Completely original documentary photography—augmented with exceptional site photos and historic archival views of its major sites and landmarks—help this breakthrough app provide an appreciation of everything from the first Spanish boots on Carmel River Beach in 1603, to the construction of Padre Serra’s famous Mission Carmel in 1771, to the Gold Rush farm now Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch, to the Valley’s expansive ranching descendants of historic Spanish Land Grants—all in a wild river valley once carpeted with orchards made famous in the frog hunt scenes of John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row”—and a wild coast famous as the world's greatest meeting of land and sea.
Discover today’s Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Big Sur's California State and Regional Parks and hiking trails, beaches, friendly and dog-friendly businesses, lodging and resorts, uncommon cafes and restaurants, shops, galleries, award-winning vineyards and tasting rooms, and essential travel services—all in this comprehensive and detailed CARMEL AND CARMEL VALLEY App.
A special note: In many cases in Carmel Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Big Sur you will be doing business with an owner of its many small businesses that make up most of the commercial activity of this beautiful country valley and its neighboring coastal village. They sincerely appreciate your business and share a friendly county hospitality that comes naturally from living and doing business in such a rare and rewarding sense of place.
NO ONE PAYS TO BE IN THIS APP. It is a work in constant progress. This app does not attempt to bring you everything and everyone; it is not a catalogue. It has been created to bring you the most uncommon and the essential sights and subjects that will help make any visit here truly memorable.
★ About the Author ★
Writer-Historian-Photographer, Michael Kenneth Hemp, brings you another unprecedented travel app by The History Company. This app is about his "home turf," the Monterey Peninsula's spectacular Central Coast travel secret: Carmel Valley, the incomparable Carmel-by-the-Sea, and the South Coast/Big Sur experience.
Some savvy and experienced travelers have already discovered scenic Carmel Valley's pleasures, but most are yet to discover its pastoral scenic vistas, rugged country horse-and-cattle terrain, undulating vineyards of one of California's highest regarded wine appellations—and a coastal river characterized by John Steinbeck as "Everything a river should be" (from "Cannery Row").
Quaint and romantic Carmel-by-the-Sea simply has too many things to do and see without some discriminating help in avoiding time and often money wasting mis-adventures that could have been avoided with some help from a local insider. Now there's help in navigating to many of the most interesting and rewarding experience—and there are many!
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★ About Sutro Media ★
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