Coronado, CA

Location: Although referred to as Coronado Island, Coronado actually resides on a peninsula, connected by the Silver Strand, a narrow land-bridge, which connects Coronado with Imperial Beach. (Map)

City Highlights

Coronado has a historic and vibrant shopping district. On the ocean side is the Del Coronado Resort, along with family-friendly Coronado City Beach, and one of the widest beaches around. The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge connects Coronado to Downtown San Diego.

 

On the same "island", north of Coronado are North Island Naval Air Station and the Naval Amphibious Base. In addition, many retired military personal have made Coronado their home.

Activity Hubs

Orange Ave/Coronado Beach Activity Hub
Del Coronado Resort Hotel, Coronado City Beach, Dog Beach, Orange Avenue Shopping District.

 

Ferrys Landing Shopping Activity Hub
A sandy beach, two shoreline parks, a cement boardwalk, a specialty shopping and dining place, a bay ferry landing, and a farmer's market.

Beaches

Coronado City Beach
One of world's best beaches. Extra wide, sandy, resort-style shoreline, ideal for family. Scenic view of Point Loma cliffs and Las Coronado Islands.

 

Glorietta Bay Beach
The beach is a popular place to swim, as well as launch kayaaks, jet skis, sailboats, and other small ocean vehicles from the adjacent boat launch ramp.

 

Tidelands Beach
Tidelands Park Beach is a small, sandy beach in Tidelands Park. The beach has a spectacular view of the San Diego Harbor and the Coronado Bay Bridge.

 

Ferry Landing Beach
A pleasant sandy beach, overlooking Downtown San Diego and the Coronado Bay Bridge.

Attractions

COASTAL PARKS

Tidelands Park
22-acre bayfront park with baseball field, skateboard park, boardwalk, playground, and plenty of grassy area.

 

Glorietta Bay Park
Large, grassy, bayside park with shade trees, boat landing and dock, and small, sandy beach.

 

Centennial Park
Scenic park overlooks bay with downtown San Diego skyline beyond. Incudes, rose garden and old ferry landing ticket booth.

 

Spreckels Park
The city's main park is a large grassy area with large, shade trees and a large bandstand gazebo. Many events are held at the park including Art in the Park.

 

THEATRE / MUSIC / ART

Lamb's Players Theatre
Located in the historic Spreckels Building on Orange Ave, near Hotel Del, this theatre has 350 seats.

 

Coronado Playhouse
A small, 100-seat theatre in cabaret-style sits along San Diego Bay. Includes full-service bar.

 

MUSEUMS

Coronado Museum of History and Art
Located on Orange Ave, this museum has four galleries focus on a different part of Coronado's history. Includes small cafe and gift shop.

 

SHOPPING AREAS

Orange Avenue Shopping District
Historic downtown with village-like atmosphere, with specialty shops, dining, cafes, galleries and more.

 

Ferry's Landing Shopping
On the eastern bank of San Diego Bay, Ferrys Landing Shopping is a collection of specialty stores, restaurants, gift shops, watersports rentals, Includes a small sandy beach and park, and Ferrys Landing.

 

FARMERS MARKET

Coronado Farmers' Market
Next to Ferry Landing Shopping, this weekly farmers market features fresh vegetables and fruit from local farmers.

 

TRAILS

Bayshore Bikeway
The Bayshore Bikeway, also known as the Silver Strand Bikeway, is considered one of the most beautiful bike trails in California. With breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline, the San Diego Bay, and the Coronado Bridge, it's no wonder.

 

Hotels

Coronado Hotels, Coronado Boutique Hotels
Several small and mid-size hotels. Quaint downtown boutique hotels. Grand old seaside resort with private beach. Major San Diego Bayfront resort.

Places

San Diego Bay
Over half of Coronado shoreline is on the San Diego Bay. The bay is home to the West Coast's largest Navy base.

Events

Art-in-the-Park
1st and 3rd Sundays of every month
Over 50 local artists display their original works in watercolor and oil paintings, stained glass, etchings, photography, wood and metal workings, sculpture and much more.

 

Coronado Flower Show
Mid April
West coast's largest flower show, includes rose contest, horticulture, vendors, live bandstand music, food and childrens section.

 

Coronado Summer Concert Series
May - September
Spend warm Sunday evenings enjoying live music with family and friends at Spreckels Park.

 

Coronado Forth of July Celebration
July 4
At Spreckels Park, this celebration goes on all day. The main event is the annual parade with more than 150 bands, floats, and groups.

 

Chrysler Classic Speed Festival
Late September
Part of Fleet Week, this annual event takes place on Coronado's North Island. Features car racing and shows.