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Coronado, California

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Coronado, California sits just across the bay from hectic San Diego on Coronado Island, connected to the rest of the metropolis by the Coronado Bay Bridge. The city got it's start as a resort in 1888 when the Hotel del Coronado first opened. The Hotel is an example of the large wooden Victorian beach architecture of the late 19th Century. The downtown area, known as Coronado Village built up around the hotel and now features restaurants, shops, and museums.

Coronado is a city located in San Diego County in Southern California. Coronado Island is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Diego Bay to the east. State Road 75 carries all traffic in out of Coronado, either over the Coronado Bay Bridge, which soars over San Diego Bay or along the southern isthmus as the Silver Strand Highway. On the island, Route 75 becomes Orange Avenue, which is the towns Main Street with most businesses located between Eighth Avenue down to where the road turns into the Silver Strand Highway near the beach. Other Main Street communities in the area worth checking out include, the Gaslamp Quarter, Old Town San Diego, and La Jolla.

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Shops, cafes, and of course palm trees line busy Orange Avenue in Coronado, California.
Shops, cafes, and of course palm trees line busy Orange Avenue in Coronado, California.
There's always a lot to do in Coronado, from visiting the city's musuems to cruising up the coast in your motorcycle.
There's always a lot to do in Coronado, from visiting the city's musuems to cruising up the coast in your motorcycle.
The Hotel del Coronado is one of the largest wooden structures in the United States and a great example of Victorian beach resort architecture.
The Hotel del Coronado is one of the largest wooden structures in the United States and a great example of Victorian beach resort architecture.
Sidewalks offer  room for strolling and for casual outdoor dining while watching the people go by in Coronado Village.
Sidewalks offer room for strolling and for casual outdoor dining while watching the people go by in Coronado Village.
Plenty of shops and even a grocery store and a movie theatre can be found on Orange Avenue in Coronado.
Plenty of shops and even a grocery store and a movie theatre can be found on Orange Avenue in Coronado.
Benches and palm trees line Orange Avenue giving visitors a place to sit in the shade... or even the sun if they chose.
Benches and palm trees line Orange Avenue giving visitors a place to sit in the shade... or even the sun if they chose.
Orange Avenue features a wide, grassy median with well maintained landscaping.
Orange Avenue features a wide, grassy median with well maintained landscaping.
Shops and cafes serve the vacationers and the Coronado residents.
Shops and cafes serve the vacationers and the Coronado residents.
You can walk along or even bike along Orange Avenue in Coronado Village.
You can walk along or even bike along Orange Avenue in Coronado Village.
Shops in Coronado offer an eclectic array of options from upscale boutiques to surf shops.
Shops in Coronado offer an eclectic array of options from upscale boutiques to surf shops.
Orange Avenue shows off its variety of architecture and even its fun side at this local ice cream shop.
Orange Avenue shows off its variety of architecture and even its fun side at this local ice cream shop.
More businesses can be found on Coronado's side streets, such as these shops and cafes on C Avenue.
More businesses can be found on Coronado's side streets, such as these shops and cafes on C Avenue.
Tourists wait for the next Old Town Trolley Tour bus to pick them up.
Tourists wait for the next Old Town Trolley Tour bus to pick them up.
And here comes the Old Town Trolley Tour bus now, rolling down Orange Avenue.
And here comes the Old Town Trolley Tour bus now, rolling down Orange Avenue.
Coronado features some unique architecture including this mixed-use building on B Avenue.
Coronado features some unique architecture including this mixed-use building on B Avenue.
Visitors consider their dining options on Orange Avenue in Coronado Village.
Visitors consider their dining options on Orange Avenue in Coronado Village.
Beautiful architecture and exquisite landscaping provide a pleasant place to shop in Coronado.
Beautiful architecture and exquisite landscaping provide a pleasant place to shop in Coronado.
An example of southwest inspired architecture on Orange Avenue in Coronado.
An example of southwest inspired architecture on Orange Avenue in Coronado.
Cafe patrons mix with shoppers and dog walkers in Coronado Village.
Cafe patrons mix with shoppers and dog walkers in Coronado Village.
Coronado Museum of History and Art is an excellent example of Beaux Arts architecture.
Coronado Museum of History and Art is an excellent example of Beaux Arts architecture.
No matter what you're hungry for, there's probably an option for you in Coronado.
No matter what you're hungry for, there's probably an option for you in Coronado.
The massive Hotel del Coronado fills the skyline along busy Orange Avenue.
The massive Hotel del Coronado fills the skyline along busy Orange Avenue.
Shops and cafes occupy the street level storefronts of the Coronado Museum of History and Art.
Shops and cafes occupy the street level storefronts of the Coronado Museum of History and Art.
Lush landscaping and whimsical architecture combine to keep Orange Avenue in Coronado interesting.
Lush landscaping and whimsical architecture combine to keep Orange Avenue in Coronado interesting.
Rent a bike or grab a cup of coffee in Coronado Village.
Rent a bike or grab a cup of coffee in Coronado Village.
Parks, museums, hotels, and sidewalk vendors can all be found in Coronado Village.
Parks, museums, hotels, and sidewalk vendors can all be found in Coronado Village.
It's hard to remember that you're in an urban setting until you see these modern high-rise towers on the south end of Coronado Island.
It's hard to remember that you're in an urban setting until you see these modern high-rise towers on the south end of Coronado Island.

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