There's no better place than Carmel-by-the-Sea for your summer holiday. Beat the heat in what National Geographic Traveler calls "One of America's Best Beach Towns."

Next door at Nancy Dodds Gallery, artists Aimee Erickson and Wayne McKenzie are being shown through June 14.

On June 20, Carmel House & Garden Tour offers a peek into the most iconic and eclectic homes and gardens in Carmel. This year, doors will be open to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright house on Scenic Avenue.

Celebrate an old-fashioned, family Fourth of July at Devendorf Park. Hot dogs, ice cream, and watermelon will be served, followed by fun games for the kids.

The Carmel Bach Festival on July 18 - August 1 celebrates the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach with music at venues throughout the village.

August 11-16, the Concours Tour d'Elegance pulls up in style. Be sure to see all the stunning cars lined up on Ocean Avenue on Tuesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 13.

Come by our office on San Carlos and 7th say hello! Bill Hemmer and I are always here for your home management, rental and sales needs in Carmel and Pebble Beach. Whether on vacation or coming to stay, we'd love to help you find the perfect home.

Happy summer from the Monterey Peninsula!