Coronado California (AKA: Coronado Island) is a oceanfront resort community sited on the peninsula running up the westside of San Diego Bay. It is nicknamed The Crown City.
In 1969 the commute to San Diego become much easier with the completion of the giant San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge (Highway SR-75).
Silver Strand State Beach
This public park follows the isthmus connecting Coronado Island to Imperial Beach with extensive beachfront facilities
on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. A wide range of air, land and sea recreation activities can be found here.
Ferry Landing Marketplace
Overlooking San Diego Bay and city skyline is this collection of shops, restaurants and art galleries. There is an hourly ferry service from here to either the San Diego Broadway Pier or Convention Center. That is walking distance to Embarcadero ship tours, Gaslamp Quarter restaurant, Seaport Village or a major Convention event.
The downtown retail district of Orange Avenue. It is a dense concentration of restaurants, hotels, shops and entertainment venues. Many of the bigger community events take place here.
Large US Naval Base on the northern half of Coronado Island. It has facilities to maintain naval air units and the big aircraft carriers. Generally off-limits except for occasional public tours.
Lambs Players Theater
1142 Orange Ave, Coronado CA 92118;
619-437-0600; Theater Website;
340-seat theater serves as home to a year-round performing season for the highly acclaimed Lamb's Players theatrical group.
- Guys & Dolls : Feb 3 - Mar 25, 2012 : Broadway Musical Comedy
- Lambs Players Festival of Christmas - A Coronado Yuletide Tradition that is different every year.
1835 Strand Way, Coronado CA 92118;
619-435-4586; Theater Website;
Providing quality entertainment with a combination of delightful classic comedies, dramas,
and mysteries, dazzling musicals, colorful FREE Shakespeare, and exciting original works by local authors.
The Coronado Playhouse is an intimate, 100-seat cabaret-style theatre with a full service bar.
- 42nd Street : Jan 27 - Mar 4, 2012 : Broadway Musical Comedy
- Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 : Mar 30 to May 6, 2012 : Broadway Musical Comedy
- The Man Who Came to Dinner : Jun 29 to Aug 2, 2012 : Broadway Musical Comedy
- Twelth Night : Aug 31- Sep 23, 2012 : Shakespeare Comedy
Coronado Island Festivals:
Many of the bigger community events take place in the Coronado Village along Orange Ave.
Coronado Flower Show - Spreckles Park [APR]
- Since 1925 San Diego's largest outdoor flower show comes to Coronado with entertainment and trophies.
Motorcars on Main Street [APR]
- See over 380 Pre-'73 Rods, Customs, Classics & Trucks parade throught the Crown City
Bay Bridge Run [MAY] - Run across the Bay Bridge
Loews Surf Dog Competition [June] - Loews Loves Pets tournament.
Imperial Beach Sandcastle Competition [JULY] - The largest sandcastle building competition in the US is held in late July. This weekend festival includes a street festival, parade, live music and entertainment.
Independence Day 15K [JUL 4] - Run/Walk
Coronado Speed Festival [SEP] - Fleet Week Auto Race on North Island
Coronado Christmas Parade - 1st Friday Evening in December
- Evening parade on Orange Ave, holiday concerts, restaurants open late.
Lambs Player Festival of Christmas [DEC] - Christmas Traditional Plays
SuperFrog Triathlon Races:
Superfrog XXXIV : 30-Sep-2012
SealSpring II : 18-Mar-2012
SuperSeal V : 18-Mar-2012
Silver Strand 1/2-Marathon : 11-Nov-2012
Optomists Coronado Sports Fiesta - July
NSW SuperSeal Triathlon
If you want to know what it feels like to train with US Navy Seals try racing 1.2 miles in brisk ocean waters, a flat and fast 56 mile bike ride and a half marathon run done mostly through the sand.
More Local Entertainment
Classic Brass - Music for special occasions.
Coronado Island Marriott Resort
16-lush acres of Bayfront Vacation Paradise. This is an exotic island retreat located on the San Diego Bay near the bay bridge and downtown Coronado.
Water taxi ferry service makes for a fun, easy trip to downtown San Diego. Hotel services includes banquet facilities and watersports equipment.
Hotel Del Coronado Resort
Legendary Coronado Island landmark resort graces 26 beautiful oceanfront acres.
Built in 1888, this extravagant seaside vacation resort is considered to be one of the premier wedding and anniversary celebration sites in all of California.
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Located just south of Coronado Island is this 440-room resort hotel on the waterfront. Guestrooms have views to either the San Diego Bay or the Pacific Ocean.
Plan A Coronado Wedding:
Celebrate that special moment in your life at one of the most romantic destinations in America:
Jennifer Dery Photography
Darin Fong Photography
Emily Smiley: Fine Weddings & Soirees
Embellishmint Floral & Event Design Studio
Adorations Botanical Artistry - Garden Romance
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