When you think of living “off the grid,” images of rustic log cabins, outdoor fire pits, freestanding solar panels, and desert watering holes may come to mind. And those things can certainly be part of the experience, but that lifestyle today tends to be more about where to go to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life and all the technology that comes with it. Next up is a town in California where you can enjoy time apart which will ultimately help you reconnect with life in a much calmer and more meaningful way.
A spectacular jewel of Northern California, Carmel-by-the-Sea is situated along the spectacular coastline of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a great city for walking, with a big personality, lots to do and see, but small enough to keep things relaxed.
Carmel is best known for its stunning beaches. Whether you prefer a boutique hotel, charming bed and breakfast inn, luxury hotel or resort, or yes, that perfect bohemian, off-the-grid spot, you’ll find it here.
If you’re looking to unplug, detox, and take your worries to another dimension, whether it’s for a day, a weekend, weeks, or more, spending time at the beach will definitely put you in a good mood. Also, part of the allure that has drawn people here for decades is the sheer size of Carmel. Spanning just one built-in square mile, it is home to just 3,789 full-time residents.
The Pine Inn Hotel is just one of the remarkable accommodation options here that simply and easily evoke a sense of disconnection from the world and reconnection with your inner self.
Talented artists have long chosen Carmel as a place to create, share and sell their many works. Artistic expression is deeply embedded in the cultural landscape here, drawing visitors from across the state and country to enjoy and participate in art-related events throughout the year.
This is just the beginning of what makes Carmel-by-the-Sea one of the best places in the country to live off the grid!