Coronado is an exciting peninsula located at the southern tip of California. This popular location attracts tourists from around the country looking to take in some beautiful Southern California sights. Coronado is a vibrant beach community with a lot of charm.
Coronado is home to a national treasure, Hotel del Coronado. “The Del,” is as impressive as it was when it was built in 1888 and is a National Historic Landmark. This Victorian masterpiece is the only beachfront hotel in all of San Diego.
Complete with mom-and-pop shops and picnics in the parks, Coronado epitomizes the small-town atmosphere. In the tree-lined streets and alleys, an eclectic mix of architectural styles can be found, from historically preserved Victorians to Spanish villas to beach cottages. In 2000, Coronado was awarded the Great American MainStreet award. Recently, Coronado was named one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations.
More than 2 million visitors come to Coronado annually. An endless list of activities complete the world class resort destination. Coronado has 17 hotels, three world-class resorts, over 70 restaurants, high-end boutiques, art galleries, day spas, yacht marinas, bike rentals and an 18-hole golf course. This national treasure caters to people of all ages.
Coronado is a Southern California Beach town offering family-friendly beaches which are consistently rated some of the best beaches in the world. There is also a bay-side district with stunning views of the San Diego skyline.
The US military has been a presence in Coronado since 1913. In 1923, the Navy established the Naval Air Station North Island, which occupies the entire north half of Coronado and is home to two aircraft carriers. Serving as home to the Navy SEAL’s, navy housing communities populate the southern end of town.
Coronado’s “The Enchanted Isle” has something for everyone!
- Golf – Coronado Municipal Golf Course
- Water Activities/Powerboats/Sailboats/Kayaks/Jet Skis
Places to See:
Take I-5 South to the San Diego – Coronado Bay Bridge exit (California Highway 75). Cross the bay and drop down onto Coronado Island, where the first stop light is Orange Avenue.
Turn right to the Ferry Landing or turn left to the business district, the beach, and the Hotel del Coronado.