Spring at Crystal Cove

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“May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.” – Native American Proverb

Happy first day of spring, y’all! We celebrated the changing of the seasons at Crystal Cove Beach and Historic District. They are currently featuring en plein air paintings by local artists. This charming beachside village has an eclectic and fun past. People used to camp every summer on the beaches when Pacific Coast Highway was completed in 1926, connecting Corona del Mar to Laguna Beach. These days, you can rent a historic cottage. You can enjoy local dining options such as The Beachcomber and Ruby’s Shake Shack. Don’t forget to shop small at The Store at Crystal Cove. Their proceeds benefit the local alliance that preserves the land and educates the public.

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Del Mar

“The ocean is a mighty harmonist.” -William Wordsworth

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We attended an oral history conference in Del Mar to learn new methodology, present our research, and enjoy the natural splendor of the area. Bing Crosby wrote the song “Where The Turf Meets The Surf” for the local race tracks. It’s certainly a charming town with a Hollywood history. We recommend that you visit the 1928 Powerhouse Community Center which is on the Historic Highway 101.

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You can learn more at the local historical society and listen to the resident voices with their ongoing oral history project.

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