Here is the welcome message from the Coronado City website:
The City of Coronado is a small beach community, with an island feel. Incorporated in 1890, Coronado has a rich history and exceptional community assets in a village atmosphere. Surrounded by the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, Coronado offers a unique lifestyle enjoyed by residents, and has also welcomed visitors from around the world for nearly 120 years.
Coronado is the perfect place to swim, sail, surf, bike, run, walk, rollerblade, play tennis, golf, or take in a play. Coronado beaches are consistently considered some of Southern California’s best, and there are miles of bike paths along the coastline that provide a great way to exercise and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Or, enjoy a round of golf in the shadow of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course.
According to Wikipedia:
The city became a major resort destination in 1888 with the opening of the Hotel del Coronado. In 1900 a tourist/vacation area just south of the Hotel del Coronado was established by John D. Spreckels and named Tent City. Over the years the tents gave way to cottages, the last of which was torn down in late 1940 or early 1941.
Coronado Cays is a unique community located south of the Hotel Del Coronado offering a nautical lifestyle pictured in the video. The area is comprised of single family homes and condominiums. The Coronado Cays Yacht club, Silver Strand State Beach, and Lowes Luxury Hotel.
The Village features Hotel Del Coronado, shopping, and restaurants. I try to get by Miguel’s Cocina Mexican Restaurant every chance I get! Check out the Visitor Center website for more information or view/download visitor guide here.
Be sure to check out my favorite high rise condominiums outside of downtown San Diego called the Coronado Shores. You cannot get closer to the Pacific Ocean than these units.