Lamb’s Players Theatre

Over the last 20 years, this non-profit, artist-directed company has produced more than 45 world premieres and 40 regional premieres. Enjoy a five-play season February through November, plus special holiday productions featured each December, at the 350-seat venue in the historic Spreckels Building on Orange Avenue.

The Coronado Playhouse

Opened in 1946, Coronado Playhouse is the longest-running community theatre company in the San Diego area. Housed in a 100-seat cabaret-style theatre overlooking Glorietta Bay, the Playhouse presents a year-round season of classic and modern productions, plus free Shakespeare plays at the end of the summer.

Coronado Promenade Concerts

Coronado’s mild summer temperatures make for enjoyable outdoor concert performances. Pack a picnic for this free, family-friendly event, held every Sunday evening in the summer in Spreckels Park.

Coronado Ferry Landing

Located on the San Diego Bay side of Coronado, Coronado Ferry Landing features waterfront dining and one-of-a-kind shops, as well as wonderful views of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and downtown San Diego’s skyline.

Skating by the Sea at Hotel del Coronado

Skating by the Sea at Hotel del Coronado

Tidelands Park

Encompassing 22 acres, the park is the largest green space on the shores of San Diego Bay and boasts children’s play equipment, ball fields, picnic tables, and free public parking. The park is perfect for a day out with the family.

Skating by the Sea at Hotel del Coronado

The Del dazzles during the winter holidays with the only surfside skating rink in the United States.

Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Situated between the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay, Mistral offers breathtaking views, as well as world flavors. Dishes might include veal cheeks with orange blossom and butternut squash or Jidori chicken with shiitake mushrooms and potato gnocchi.

Coronado Brewing Company

For more casual dining, the Coronado Brewing Company features classic pub fare plus award-winning craft beers.

Glorietta Bay Marina and Loews’ Crown Isle Marina

Coronado boasts two full-service marinas. Located on San Diego Bay across from Silver Strand State Beach, Glorietta Bay Marina and Loews’ Crown Isle Marina both offer paddleboat, sailboat, and jet ski rentals, as well as deep-sea fishing excursions.

Coronado Surfing Academy

Coronado City Beach faces due south with gentle swells that make it perfect for surfers of all skill levels. Silver Strand State Beach also offers a gently sloping break and forgiving surf, great for beginning surfers. Expert instructors at the Coronado Surfing Academy ensure you’ll have fun while hanging 10. 


Date of incorporation: 1886. Area: 13.5 square miles. Population: 17,885 residents, 11,344 group quarters. Average household income: $57,758. Number of households: 7,676. Median property value: $536,000. Beach area (in miles): 28. Public parks: 18. Hotel rooms: 1,789. Annual visitors: 2 million. Notable names: Coronado is also known as “The Crown City,” named after the Islas Coronados about 15 miles off shore. It is also nicknamed “The Emerald City” because L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, found inspiration on Coronado. He penned the subsequent Oz books while wintering on the island. Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was honored at The Hotel Del in 1927 after his successful trans-Atlantic flight. Kate Morgan never wants to leave The Del; legend has it her ghost still calls the hotel home. John D. Spreckels was a sugar baron who helped develop Coronado. His former estate is now the Glorietta Bay Inn. Military roots: Spreckels sold North Island to the U.S. government in 1917. In 1997, Naval Base Coronado was created, encompassing more than 57,000 acres and making it the largest command in the southwest region of the United States.