Head to California’s Orange County coast for a classic beach-cottage vacation.
Local hangouts: Ruby’s Shake Shack, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily during the summer; 949/464-0100. Beachcomber Café, 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily; 949/376-6900 or thebeachcombercafe.com.
How to help: For more information, to order a copy of Crystal Cove Cottages: Islands in Time on the California Coast ($35), or to become a member of the Crystal Cove Alliance, call 949/376-6200 or visit crystalcovealliance.org.
(Published July/August 2007)