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Why: These are some of the most epic miles of California's coast, and this cliff-clinging bohemian throwback restaurant has been a part of it since 1949. What: Some time in the second half of 2018, when all damages from the storms of early 2017 are mended, we'll again be able to drive all the way from San Simeon to Carmel on Highway 1.
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Why: Back before anybody carried Chihuahuas in purses, in the days when comfort animals were an uncommon sight in America's planes, trains and restaurants, this place in quaint Carmel was already eager to see your dog. And Doris Day , co-owner, singer, movie star and advocate, is the reason. What: It's neither the fanciest hotel in town nor the most affordable, but the Cypress Inn stands in the middle of the village, full of Spanish Colonial flourishes. It goes back to 1929.
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