Enjoy the charm of Coronado! Coronado is Spanish for “the crowned one”, and thusly it is nicknamed The Crowned City. It is also nicknamed The Tent City referring to tourists’ tents that once lined Coronado beach during the summer vacation season. Located just Southwest of Downtown across the bridge or by ferry, it is connected to the mainland at Imperial Beach by a long peninsula called The Silver Strand. Locals often refer to it as Coronado Island and they denote the core living and business area as The Village. From dining at the Hotel Del, to taking the dogs to the park, it’s the perfect place to swim, sail, surf, bike, run, walk, roller blade, play tennis, play golf, take a tour, or soak up some of San Diego’s summer sun in your backyard!