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Coronado Town is a great place to walk around. There's plenty of lush green and trees on the main strip of Orange Avenue, and a hip beach feel. Little breakfast places and cafes line the street. Pop into the beautifully remodeled Vons grocery store to grab a fruit bowl to take to the beach. Panera Bread is a great place to get a gourmet sandwich.
There's a large lush park, Spreckels Park, at Orange Avenue and 7th Street. There's also a nice area where five streets meet, at Star Park and Rotary Park. This is especially fun during special events when the surrounding streets are turned pedestrian-only, as in the car show event shown above.
Orange Avenue ends north at Centennial Park, near where the ferries land. Here you'll find a surreal and wonderful view of the downtown skyline and the perfect blue water. On the southern end of Orange Avenue is Hotel del Coronado, with a wide beach of fine white sand and a glarey feel. Here the sidewalk at Ocean Blvd and the promenade in front of the hotel are popular with joggers. Ocean Blvd is pretty with its mansions and tall Australian pines.
The drive to Coronado Island on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge is especially fun. Kids will love it! The view of downtown San Diego is fantastic, and the curved, sleek bridge is a treat.
For a delightful walk amongst the wealthy neighborhoods of Coronado Island, check out Coronado Island Walk.
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From Highway 5, follow the signs to the San Diego- Coronado Bridge or Highway 75. Once you've passed over the bridge, turn right or left on Orange Ave. Orange Ave is the main downtown strip. There is metered parking along the road. Parking is free on Sundays.
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