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Coronado Town

San Diego, CA
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Coronado Town, San Diego California

Description

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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Coronado Brewing Company bus- classic!
Coronado Brewing Company bus- classic!
Orange Avenue and its colorful store facades and blue lampposts.
Orange Avenue and its colorful store facades and blue lampposts.
Wonderful lush median and trees on Orange Ave.
Wonderful lush median and trees on Orange Ave.
Store on north Orange Ave, near the ferry landing.
Store on north Orange Ave, near the ferry landing.
Breakfast place on Orange Ave.
Breakfast place on Orange Ave.
Fountain at Rotary Park, a fun area.
Fountain at Rotary Park, a fun area.
House near Rotary Park.
House near Rotary Park.
Sidewalk lined with tropical plants and trees near Star Park.
Sidewalk lined with tropical plants and trees near Star Park.
Spanish house near Star Park.
Spanish house near Star Park.
Christ Episcopal Church on the corner of 9th and C Streets.
Christ Episcopal Church on the corner of 9th and C Streets.
Inside Christ Episcopal Church- what a beautiful place!
Inside Christ Episcopal Church- what a beautiful place!
Side view of Christ Episcopal Church- too bad about the cell phone tower.
Side view of Christ Episcopal Church- too bad about the cell phone tower.

Directions

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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Tina
07/07/2010 13:25
wow what gorgeous photos of our home town

Last Updated Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:02:53 GMT