Throughout the years locals and visitors alike flock to Coronado’s golden beaches that are often deemed some of the best in the world. The beach is the prefect place to do anything, from taking a day for leisure to a morning run that challenges the best athletes.
The Coronado Ferry takes passengers between Coronado and two locations in downtown San Diego. One route is the Convention Center, Sea Port Village, Gaslamp area that provides quick access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. The other route will drops passengers off near the cruise ship terminals, the USS Midway, and Little Italy. On the Coronado side the ferry leaves from the Ferry Landing, which has its own compliment of notable shops and eateries.
Coronado is full of local shops that provide everything from upscale clothes to Coronado memorabilia. The primary shopping district is on Orange Avenue between 8th Street and the Hotel Del Coronado.
Coronado is both bike and skateboard friendly as it provides miles of beautiful paths following the she ocean and many more miles of flat streets. There are multiple locations throughout the city where individuals and groups can rent bicycles and skateboards.
As Coronado is an island and thus surrounded by water it is natural that another favorite activity of visitors and locals is kayaking and paddle boarding. If you’re new to either activity we encourage that you take advantage of the calm water of Glorietta Bay. Conversely, if you’re a little more adventurous, feel free to venture out into San Diego Bay and over toward Point Loma. There are multiple good rental places spread throughout the island to rent both kayaks and paddleboards.
The Lambs Players Theater is the spot to watch local productions of well-known theatrical favorites. It’s located in the historic Spreckels Building, which can host up to 350 in seats that range from $22 to $65. For more information please visit their website at lambsplayers.org.
The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission sponsors art events, craft fairs, performances, and concerts throughout the year. To see upcoming happenings visit their website at CoronadoArts.com.
The centerpiece of Coronado is the distinguished Hotel Del Coronado. An afternoon visit to its beach, shops, and beauty is not to be missed. To explore The Del a bit more visit their website at hoteldel.com.