I searched for info here, and it is all pretty old.
We will be heading to Carmel in August to auction a vintage motorcycle and attend Concours d'Elegance. We have never been before and have no idea what to expect beyond LOTS of people, traffic issues and busy restaurants.
I have made reservations for 6 nights - 2 at Seven Gables Inn and then 4 additional nights at a lovely cottage in Carmel Valley in a vineyard. I would have loved to stay all nights at Seven Gables, but they told me they book a year in advance. I asked if they had a waiting list, they chuckled and said no.
I am pleased with the cottage but know nothing about Carmel Valley, as we have only stayed in Pacific Grove.
Can you suggest places to eat that would be convenient to Carmel Valley?
More importantly - has any one attended CdE? I had imagined ladies in fine attire, with large hats, but hubby says that sounds more like Kentucky Derby!
So what to wear, what to anticipate as far as the big event on Sunday...can anyone give me some tips/pointers etc? Thanks so much.