Along Orange Avenue you will find historic Downtown, brimming with community life—a genuine “Main Street U.S.A.” Discover shopping; everything from surfboards to high-end jewelry and the latest fashions. You can find award-winning restaurants and sidewalk cafes, hotels and boutique inns, peaceful parks and the historic library. A favorite pastime is strolling the wellmaintained streets, window shopping, people watching and enjoying the lush gardens and tree-lined medians.
There are two professional live theater venues, the Coronado School of the Arts, a vintage state-of-the-art movie house, Coronado Visitor Center, Coronado Museum, and historic buildings, including the national landmark Hotel del Coronado, which overlooks one of the top rated beaches in all of North America.
Some of the world’s most desirable beaches can be found in Coronado. Dr. Beach ranked Coronado’s Central Beach as the #1 Beach in the United States in 2012. Parents Magazine also named Coronado in its Top 10 U.S. beaches. The miles of silvery sand, rich in mica, glimmer in the sun like diamonds. There are four main beaches — Central Beach, South Beach, Silver Strand State Beach and North Beach. These beaches connect into miles of sand and ocean.