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Head to California’s Orange County coast for a classic beach-cottage vacation.

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Crystal Cove State Park
Photographer J. Christopher Laumi

Mission Restoration

The stretch between San Diego and Los Angeles became a state park in 1979, but the cottages remained privately owned until 2001. After nonprofit groups and local residents joined to halt plans for a resort here, the Crystal Cove Alliance and California State Parks rebuilt and restored 22 of 46 cottages. Thirteen now host overnight guests; restoration of the remainder is under way.

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