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By Tracey Minkin
While some other California coastal towns piled up commerce on their shores, Laguna fought for open space, and now its nearly 25,000 residents reap the benefits of sweeping views and unparalleled public access to some of the most unspoiled coves in America.
Where to Stay: Casa Laguna Inn & Spa is a romantic escape within walking distance of the beach. Rates start at $159; 800/233-0449 or casalaguna.com.