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Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Self-Guided Audio Tour Off the Beaten Path

This self-guided walking audio tour explores off-the-beaten-path areas of Carmel-by-the-Sea. You will walk through Carmel’s quiet and charming northwest side of town, which is home to artist Mary Austin’s Rose Cottage. Discover the hidden Jane Powers Walkway, named after an early Carmelite artist, and hear her fascinating story.

You will visit Carmel’s historic Pine Inn where you might decide to visit the bar for a cocktail or a snack. There will be the opportunity to see First Murphy House, a museum of early Carmel history. Operating hours are Tuesday – Thursday 12pm to 3pm.

Then the tour takes you to the north end of Carmel Beach where you will see the gorgeous Pebble Beach Golf Links. The tour passes by the early homes of Robinson and Una Jeffers where you will hear the story of this famous Carmel couple.

The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which works offline.

per adult from




1 hour


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to Carmel-by-the-Sea: Off the Beaten Path tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/Drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: First Murphy House, Sixth and Lincoln avenues, Carmel, CA

    M. J. Murphy was born in 1885 in Utah. In 1902, M.J., his mother Emma, and his sister Myrtle traveled to Carmel to meet with Frank Devendorf. He had promised M. J. work, building homes in the village. That same year, at the age of 17, Murphy built his first home for his mother and sister and by 1904, he was an associate with Frank Devendorf as a builder for the Carmel Development Company.

    Pass By: Harrison Memorial Library, Ocean Ave & Lincoln st, Carmel, CA

    The Harrison Memorial Library was one of Carmel’s first public works projects. The library was constructed in 1927 and is named for Mrs. Ella Reid Harrison and her husband California Supreme Court Justice, Ralph Chandler Harrison.

    Pass By: The Valentine, Lincoln St & 6th av, Carmel, CA

    The bronze sculpture figure by George Wayne Lundeen is called The Valentine. It was purchased by the City of Carmel for $40,000 and installed in First Murphy Park in 1994. The man with his bow tie and sweater vest gently rests his hands on his cane and his head on the woman next to him. In her hand she holds a valentine, and the two are frozen in time, possibly daydreaming of days past.

  • Departure Point :
    Pine Inn, Ocean Ave &, Lincoln St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/14/2019 - 6/29/2022
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

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Organised by VoiceMap

Activity ID: V-110804P139

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