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Coronado

Just across the bridge and a world away

Where main street meets bare feet

Situated just across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is consistently voted best beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach. With gentle surf, sparkling wide-sand beaches, charming main street and great hotels, including the famous Hotel del Coronado, this island paradise is perfect for a family vacation or romantic getaway.

Coronado's coastline offers wide sandy beaches with sparkling sand, courtesy of the mineral Mica, that draw visitors from around the world. With its elegant gardens, old-world mansions, quaint shops, and oceanfront dining with spectacular sunset views, no wonder this charmed small town has been dubbed "The Crown City," as Coronado means "the crowned one" in Spanish.

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or rent a bike and tour the island via Coronado's beachfront boardwalk. Take a stroll down Orange Avenue, Coronado's main artery, which is lined with shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters and the Coronado Museum of History & Art. At the other end of the island, Coronado's Ferry Landing offers a collection of more than 20 shops, art galleries and restaurants boasting stunning views of San Diego's downtown skyline. Flagship Cruises also offers low cost ferry service from the landing across the bay to Seaport Village on the edge of downtown.

Beyond the beach, Coronado features countless outdoor recreational pursuits including sailing, stand-up paddling, surfing, kayaking, and Venetian gondola cruises. There's also top-rate golf on Coronado's Public Golf Course, described as "a gem I consider the best value in the United States" by Golf Digest writer Matt Ginella. Locals and visitors alike also love the popular Coronado Flower Show, held each spring since 1922.

And no trip to Coronado would be complete without a visit to the legendary Hotel del Coronado. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark, the hotel has a fascinating and colorful past, which includes presidents and princes, socialites and scandals, ghosts and glamorous celebrities. It's also widely believed to have been the inspiration for the Emerald City in L. Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz" as the author spent many winters at the oceanfront hotel.

 

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Coronado's coastline offers wide sandy beaches with sparkling sand, courtesy of the mineral Mica, that draw visitors from around the world. With its elegant gardens, old-world mansions, quaint shops, and oceanfront dining with spectacular sunset views, no wonder this charmed small town has been dubbed "The Crown City," as Coronado means "the crowned one" in Spanish.

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Coronado is the quintessential San Diego postcard experience and a great place for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family beach vacation.

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Wine & Lecture: The History of SEAL Team 3 & 5

Apr 18, 2024

The Coronado Historical Association invites you to join us for our highly anticipated follow-up to our November Wine & Lecture about the history of Coronado’s SEAL Teams. This second installment will again feature a terrific lineup of experts comprised of former SEAL officers and commanders on the panel. We will pick up where we left off in the fall with the focus on Teams 3 & 5 and their histories since 1983. While the last session covered SEAL Teams 1 & 2, during this session we will be educated on SEAL Teams 3 & 5. More information to come soon!

Important Registration Information: Registration Required. No walk-ins will be admitted.

If you have any questions please email info@coronadohistory.org or call (619) 435-7242.

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Celebrate 10 Years of Going the Extra Mile!

Apr 3, 2024

The Coronado Historical Association Cordially invites you to 

 Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Going the Extra Mile Award! 

This incredible event will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Nautilus Room, 1845 Strand Way, Coronado. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased by clicking the Register Now button above. 
 
We hope you will join us to make a toast and raise your paddle at the GEM Award reception and dinner to benefit CHA's historic preservation work.
 
Reserve early as space is limited.

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Special Exhibit Event

Mar 14, 2024

In conjunction with the Coronado Historical Association's latest exhibit, An Island Looks Back: Uncovering Coronado's Hidden African American History (read more here). CHA cordially invites you to join us for a special exhibit lecture, The California Innovation No One Talks About: How and Why the Real Estate Industry Segregated America. Author, Gene Slater, will delve into his path-breaking book Freedom to Discriminate: How Realtors Conspired to Segregate Housing and Divide America and the implications of this history today. 

Member ($15.00 each)

Non-Member ($20.00 each)

Important Registration Information: Capacity is limited and reservations are required. No walk-ins will be admitted.

If you have any questions please email info@coronadohistory.org or call (619) 435-7242.

 

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Mother's Day Cruises

May 12, 2024

Mother’s Day Gondola Ride
When it comes to celebrating Mom, we always make the day extra-special. Indulge in a relaxing gondola cruise through the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays.

A private 50 minute gondola cruise.
A bottle of Italian Prosecco.
Two mini bottles of Marinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider.
A Mini Spring Blossoms box of chocolates from See's Candies.
A Spring bouquet of flowers for Mom.
Complimentary corkage (If you also bring your own bottle).
Select wines and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

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