Babymoon in Carmel

We had a fabulous three day weekend down in Carmel for our babymoon. It is so nice to be able to take time as a couple to enjoy each other's company.  It allows us to focus on just the two of us, even if it is only for a little amount of time. Even though I love our "alone" time, I also miss the bambinos like crazy when we are away from them.  But I think it makes us better parents when we have the "us" time.

We were so lucky to have an absolutely gorgeous weekend to take our little trip down south to Carmel.  We left around 1:30 on Friday (two hours after our intended departure) and headed down Highway 1 to Half Moon Bay. We stopped at Sam's Chowder House for their lobster roll. After Sam's we continued on south towards Carmel with a quick stop in Santa Cruz at The Penny Ice Creamery.  I am not sure if I read about it from another blogger or on Daily Candy, but I remember that there was supposed to be this outrageous organic ice cream shop with the word penny in it. It was so worth the 20 minute stop! I had the coffee chocolate toffee ice cream in their homemade waffle cone and it was so delicious.

We finally made it down to Carmel and checked into our favorite little inn, Tally Ho Inn. It is in the perfect location being one block off of the main drag in Carmel, Ocean Avenue, and a couple blocks up from the beach. 

We were able to visit our favorite cheese shop, The Cheese Shop (you can't help but leave there with two or three wedges of cheese).  We enjoyed a drive along 17 mile drive, buying baby girl's "bringing her home from the hospital outfit", dressing up the baby bump with some sparkly baubles for an amazing dinner at Highlands Inn at the Pacific's Edge restaurant and soaking in the sun and ocean at Carmel beach. 


  1. This looks like a dream! So pretty!

  2. Sounds like you had a fantastic babymoon! I love all the pictures you took, it looks like it will be a great memory to cherish. xx Jeanne

  3. This is so sweet. Carmel is where I'm originally from! Looks like you 2 had a blast. Looking fabulous with that bump, mama! :)


  4. First, it looks like an amazing time and I think it was so great that you were able to get away without the kids!

    Second, I' so happy to read this post because a friend and I are escaping our kids for a trip to Carmel Memorial Day weekend. Now I have good recommendations.

  5. Camille - I am so happy that I was able give you some recommendations! Let me know if you need any others. I love Carmel!


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