Coronado Island, located
directly across the bay from downtown San Diego, is an
ideal vacation destination. Coronado Island is a 15
minute commute from San Diego's Lindbergh Field Airport
and an easy drive to San Diegoís attractions including
the World-Famous San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal
Park, Sea World and Legoland.
Coronado Village features quaint streets lined with
boutiques, shops and restaurants. There is an island
bike path, two Marinas, golf course and a full range of
accommodations. It is also home to the legendary Hotel
del Coronado and the Naval Amphibious Base at North
Coronado, meaning "the crowned one", has a rich history
including Spanish explorers, industrial tycoons and
Hollywood filming. Many of the homes and businesses were
built around the 1900ís and the mix of Victorian and
modern day architecture gives the island a unique
Wide and uncrowded, Coronado beaches are the perfect
outdoor playgrounds for kids and adults. The Southern
California weather is temperate and from mid-April
through late September the water is warm and the surf
mild. The sand appears to sparkle, which is actually the
presence of the mineral Mica, also known as sugar sand.
Central Beach runs the length of Ocean Boulevardís
backdrop of fine homes and Victorian mansions.
Lifeguards are on duty seasonally. Other services
include restrooms, shower facilities, Wheelchair access
ramps, volleyball nets and beach grooming daily. Parking
is limited. Central Beach is a great spot for ship
watching Ė San Diego is the home port for the U. S.
Navyís Pacific fleet, and whales may be seen December
through February as they migrate south to Mexico.
Silver Strand State Beach is located along highway 75,
between Coronado Cays Boulevard and the City of Imperial
Beach. A lifeguard is on duty seasonally. Other services
include restrooms, showers and fire rings. There is
ample parking available as well as overnight RV camping.
Bayside, Tidelands Park features childrenís playgrounds,
skateboard park, fitness course, ball fields, picnic
tables, restrooms and free public parking. Glorietta Bay
includes a boat launch ramp, park, playground, restrooms
and free parking. Paddleboats, sailboats, jet skis and
deep sea fishing rentals are available.
Lamb's Players Theatre 1142 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA
92118 Phone (619) 437-0600 (box office) The Lambís
Players offer a variety of seasonal workshops and
Art-in-the-Park 1142 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA 92118
Phone (619) 435-3555 Features local artisans and is held
on the first and third Sunday of each month from 10am to
4pm at Spreckles Park.www.coronadoartassn.com.
Coronado Playhouse 1775 Strand Way Coronado, CA 92118
Phone (619) 435-4856 Coronado community theatre for over
50 years. www.coronadoplayhouse.com.
Museum of History and Art Coronado Historical
Association 1100 Orange Ave. Coronado, CA 92118 Phone
(619) 435-7242 Operated by the Coronado Historical
Association, the museum features a history of Coronado
Island and an array of historical artifacts.
Shopping: Coronado offers a truly Southern California
shopping experience. Stroll down Orange Ave and discover
a variety of boutiques, fine art shops, collectables and
souvenirs. Ferry Landing Marketplace and the Hotel del
Coronado also offer a collection of shopping
opportunities. Ferry Landing Marketplace 1201 First
Street Coronado, CA 92118 Phone (619) 435-8895 A
bay front specialty center of fine dining, specialty
shops, art galleries, eateries and bike rentals. Located
across San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego, Ferry
Landing Marketplace is accessible by ferry and is set
less than one mile from the picturesque Coronado Bridge.
Enjoy a waterfront park, fishing pier, sandy beach,
bay front bike path and a family amusement center.
Special events throughout the year include a
Jazz Festival in June, Santa's arrival by ferry in
December and an authentic Farmer's Market every
Tuesday from 2:30 ≠ 6 p.m.
Main Street Boutiques along Orange Ave. Coronado, CA
92118 Set in Coronado's historically preserved downtown
are one-of-a-kind specialty shops. Comb the Orange
Avenue area and you'll uncover bookstores, antiques
shops, home and garden stores and gourmet food shops.