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Coronado Historical Assocation July 19, 2013 @ 1:23 p.m.


Great tool for locals and visitors alike!

The Coronado Historical Association, which manages the Coronado Visitor Center for the City of Coronado, announces the launch of a brand new, improved website,  Already accessed by as many as 1,400 people from around the world each day, the improved site has wonderful, easier-to-use features with active links to local attractions and business websites and stunning photographs from a variety of locations around the Enchanted Island.  That number is expected to grow quickly as visitors and locals discover the ease of accessing information about all there is to see and do in Coronado.

Guests on the site can quickly access accurate visitor information, updated daily with details about special events, visitor resources, discounted tickets and other current offerings.  Since the Coronado Visitor Center, open seven days a week at 1100 Orange Avenue, is already the “go-to” resource for this information, Visitor Center Manager Janet Francis is in constant contact with local businesses, attractions and organizations and is able to refresh the website frequently with the very latest information.

The City of Coronado has contracted with CHA to manage the Coronado Visitor Center and website for many years.  In addition to thousands of website visitors annually, almost 100,000 visitors are served each year through direct contact with trained volunteers and tour docents at the busy Center, located adjacent to the Coronado Museum of History & Art at 1100 Orange Avenue.




Coronado Historical Assocation Aug. 2, 2013 @ 10:46 a.m.

100+ Years of Coronado Yachting: New Exhibit Opens August 16

Coronado is surrounded by water. And with that obvious and enchanting fact comes a fascinating history. A history that Coronado’s Museum of History & Art will explore in detail, when their newest exhibit, 100+ Years of Coronado Yachting, opens August 16.

Coronado’s yachting history is deep, with many surprising twists. The first recreational activities the Hotel del Coronado organized for its guests involved sailing and boating. Glorietta Bay, today a world-class yachting center, was once so shallow that it wasn’t even called a “bay,” but rather a “bight.” Over the decades, Coronado yachtsmen have won a bevy of Olympic gold medals. And today, Coronado’s youth sailing programs begin for children as young as age 5.

Coronado’s yachting pastime has centered on the robust activities of three separate yacht clubs, each with its own intriguing history, personality and mission. The oldest of these--the Coronado Yacht Club on Glorietta Bay--is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Many historic photos and artifacts from the CYC will be on display, but notable details from the illustrious pasts of the Navy Yacht Club and Coronado Cays Yacht Club, two other long-time nautical organizations on the island, will also be presented.

Highlights include an Olympic Gold Medal in sailing won by Coronado native son Robbie Haines in 1984, a beautiful handmade wooden sabot designed and built by a local craftsman and a touch-screen video kiosk featuring recorded interviews with long-time Coronadans about their yachting and racing experiences. One special aspect of local yachting lore presented is how Coronado’s iconic boathouse has metamorphosed over the years.

100+ Years of Coronado Yachting will touch on every facet of sailing and boating from races to etiquette, from motorboats to this year’s America’s Cup. The exhibit will remain on display through the end of the year. The Coronado Museum of History & Art is located at 1100 Orange Avenue, adjacent to the Coronado Visitor Center. The museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation. For further information, visit or call (619) 435-7242.



Coronado Historical Assocation Aug. 26, 2013 @ 11:48 a.m.

Docents Needed for Historic Walking Tours

Are you proud of this Enchanted Island? Want to share its history with visitors from all over the world? The Coronado Historical Association is looking for several new volunteer docents for its weekly Hotel del Coronado Tours and Coronado Heritage Walks. Docents for the Hotel tour are carefully trained using an official script developed by the Hotel Del Coronado’s historian. Besides one-on-one training with a current docent, new Heritage Walk volunteers are also provided great resource materials and background information on many local architectural gems--historic buildings and homes--in the downtown area, Star Park Circle and along Ocean Boulevard.

After training, docents should be available to lead two small group tours monthly (donating a minimum of four hours per month). Spending just a few hours sharing our colorful history has its perks, too, including invitations to special events and discounts for local attractions. Besides, it’s a great way to meet new people.

If you’re interested in joining CHA’s elite docent team, contact Janet Francis, Visitor Center Manager, [email protected], 619-437-8788 x 101.



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