Carmel-by-the-Sea has been recognized as the 6th best city in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler magazine.
In their Best Cities in the U.S. Readers' Choice Award, Carmel beat out Key West, Florida; and Newport, Rhode Island; among others.
The magazine highlights some of the sights near Carmel, including the scenic drive along Highway 1, Bixby Creek Bridge, the Monterey County wine scene, bistros and golf courses.
Monterey County is also seeing recognition for hotels and resorts in their readers' choice awards.
Of the top 10 resorts in Northern California,
four of them are in Monterey County
Coming in at No. 1 is Bernardus Lodge and Spa in Carmel Valley. The Lodge at Pebble Beach is No. 2. Carmel Valley Ranch is No. 7. Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort is No. 10.
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