Corona Del Mar Travel Guide
Wanna get away from it all in LA? Drive an hour south to Crystal Cove State Park where you will find 46 funky cottages on a blufftop, many with ocean views.
When a proposal for a beach resort caused a stir, the developers decide to scrap those plans, restore the on-site cottages to their 1930's and 40's form, and open up a dozen or so for overnight stays. Brilliant.
You will have to wait until after September 2005 to book one of these cottages--there is still some type of Guvinator red tape for the Cove Alliance to clear up, but that should happen by the end of the summer.
Rates will be capped at $150, so these suckers are affordable.
For now you can tour the Cove, and the cottages the second Saturday of every month.