Coronado

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Welcome to Coronado

Picturesque Seaside Community 

The City of Coronado is a picturesque seaside community, with an island feel, surrounded by the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.  This quintessential “All American” small town offers a unique lifestyle enjoyed by residents and has welcomed visitors from around the world for nearly 120 years.  

Residents and visitors, alike, enjoy plentiful outdoor recreation, wide open waters for boating and stunning beaches. Beautiful coastlines and charming neighborhoods provide a great way to exercise and eat the same time njoy beautiful scenery.  Coronado has the perfect climate since average temperatures range from 66 to 76 degrees, sunny with low humidity all year round.  This makes Coronado the perfect place to cycle, swim, run, play golf, tennis, paddle board, surf and sail. Coronado Beaches are considered some of  So Cal’s best and are frequently rated Best Beach in magazines and by “Mr. Beach.”  

Coronado is  a patriotic town, home of North Island Naval Base, Naval Amphibious Base and the Silver Strand Navy SEAL Training Complex.  3rd and 4th Streets are the community’s Avenue of Heroes where  the  hometown heroes are remembered with banners recognizing them for their service and sacrifices.  Old Glory flies everywhere, 365 days a year,  at homes, restaurants, businesses and from the bay to the beach on Orange Avenue for holidays such as Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day and Fourth of July. 

Local Lifestyle

Living in Coronado is a beach lover’s dream.  Coronado’s  beaches are flat and easy to access.  Locals can quickly access beaches within minutes, including Coronado Beach, Coronado Shores Beach, and Silver Strand State Beach. Outdoor recreation abounds both inland and on the water. The Coronado Yacht Club offers fishing & boating and a place to dock your boat. The Coronado Cays is a waterfront resort style community with houses and condos with their own boat slips and wonderful waterways.   Locales spend time at favorites such as the Coronado & Coronado Cays Yacht Clubs, Fiddlers Cove, Coronado Dog Beach, Coronado Cays Dog Park,  Coronado Municipal Golf Course, Coronado Senior Center, Sunset Park, Titdelands Park and Sunday Concerts at  Spreckles Park. 

The thriving cultural and arts scene is also an important part of our community.  The Coronado Playhouse is home to our local community theater group, while the Lamb’s Players Theater boasts a well-regarded professional theater group, and the Coronado Historical Association houses the Coronado Museum of History and Art.  In addition, the Coronado School of the Arts at Coronado High School offers a wide variety of shows throughout the year including plays, dance recitals, classical music shows and more.  

Dining, Entertainment and Shopping

Ready to shop and dine like a local? There are numerous places to pick up your daily essentials, plan an evening out or simply go window shopping in Coronado.

Restaurants spanning all cuisines are through-out the island.   On the Bay, you can order some of the freshest sushi and seafood at Peohe’s.  Coastal Azul offers delicious Mexican cuisine, a variety of craft beers, wines and cocktails.  Spectacular views and outdoor eating 365 days of the year make the Ferry Landing a very special place, indeed.  Spiros Giros Greek Cafe is the best deal going and is definitely a local’s favorite.  Nearby, check out the menu offerings at Il Fornaio Coronado, which also features incredible views of the bay.. Coronado Brewery offers a myriad of local craft beers along with fabulous burgers, tacos and sandwiches. Just a few blocks  inland, you can treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience at Garage Buona Forchetta, Coronado Bistro,  McP’s Irish Pub, Brigantine,, Stake  and Crown Room Brunch.

Around Coronado, there is an abundance of shops that are sure to bring joy and delightment.  In the heart of town, you can browse local boutiques such as La Mer, Paris + Me Boutique, Crown Meets Sea, and Emerald City Surf Shop. Whether you are looking for that perfect gift, or some souvenirs, make sure you check out The Attic and Treasures.   When it’s time to run errands, stop at places such as Vons, Boney’s Bayside Market, and Avenue Liquor and Wine.

Things to Do

You’ll never have trouble finding fun things to do in Coronado. Top favorites include the Annual Spring Flower Show, MotorCars on MainStreet; in the summer months, the Fourth of July parade, and Sunday Concerts in the Park, held from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Every Tuesday at the Ferry Landing is the Coronado Certified Farmers Market, where local farmers bring their home grown foods &  flowers.  

In December, the Chamber of Commerce arranges for Santa Claus to arrive on the Ferry. Santa & his elves bring with them mountains of snow for snow balls and sledding. At the Ferry Landing, the Holiday Parade begins with Santa leading in his sleigh all  way to the Hotel Del, where his arrival signifies  the lighting of the Hotel Del and it’s gigantic Christmas tree.  Let the holiday celebrations begin! 

Aside from community events, there are lots of ways to spend your free time in Coronado. Outdoor recreation of all kinds can be enjoyed through-out the island.  Make plans to visit Coronado Beach & Dog Park, Coronado Shores Beach, Coronado Star Park, Coronado and Coronado Cays Yacht Clubs.  San Diego Skyline Viewpoint, Bayview Park, and the Coronado Municipal Golf Course (which has delighted golfers with stunning greens and views since 1957).

Schools

Coronado has a track record for its exceptional public schools, which are all located in one centralized area. On GreatSchools.org, Coronado High has an impressive 10/10 ranking.

Island size:7.9 square miles including Naval Air Station North Island and Naval Amphibious Base Coronado

Population:  24,400

Climate:  Averages 66 to 76 degrees, sunny year round

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