on March 31, 2006
Just a 3-hour drive or so south from L.A. you will find a quite, little town called Coronado. It is a small island town in the San Diego Bay, connected to the city of San Diego by the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, and to the City of Imperial Beach to the south by State Highway 75. The town is the neighbor of Naval Base Coronado, which includes Naval Air Station North Island, the home port for two aircraft carriers and the Naval Amphibious Base where the elite SEALS are trained. Downtown Coronado boasts unique shops and many restaurants, serving residents and visitors. A few destination resorts and many small hotels offer a variety of accommodations. Coronado is an award-winning beach, ranked second-best in the country by the Travel Channel; it is a special jewel. This beach truly is a place you want to see and experience.My husband and I spend the day just laying out at the beach. The beach was pretty crowded, and there was lots going on, but believe it or not it was fine and we enjoyed ourselves. You can see a variety of people out here, families, couples, groups of people, and even the occasional marine taking in a run on the beach. The view is breathtaking, with the gorgeous water and the softest white sand beach I have ever walked on. Turn around and there sits the well known Coronado Hotel featured in an episode of Baywatch and used in several other movies. It is an amazing site to see, with its red roof and white siding. Its no wonder it is used as a place of interest for the film and TV businesses. This little town provides so much to see and do, and is much more laid-back than the beaches just a little further north in the L.A. area. Take a once in a lifetime drive over the Coronado Bridge, enjoy the breathtaking view of the port, and enjoy a day with the locals and the tourists on Coronado Island.
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