Stay close to the Carmel Mission at the Monterey Bay Inn. There are many facets to this active spiritual center built in 1771. The main event is the Basilica Church, which is a National Historic Landmark.
See historical artifacts in the Harry Downie Museum and Munrás Family Heritage Museum, while a rotating art exhibit is the highlight of the Jo Mora Gallery. Carmel Mission offers tours, including the grave site of Father Junipero Serra, the leader of the California mission movement.