Independence Day is the perfect time to enjoy the best of what Coronado Island has to offer. In addition to patriotic parades and breathtaking fireworks displays, you can also treat yourself to free entertainment including concerts and swim contests. Book your stay at the San Diego Pacific Inn so you don’t miss out on all the fun this 4th of July. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t miss it.
1. Crown City Classic
Start the day off right with a little exercise by making your way to Tidelands Park to run in the Crown City Classic. You will have your choice of running a 12K or a 5K while children can partake in a kid-friendly half-mile fun run. Register online to join the Crown City Classic.
2. Rough Water Swim
Stay cool on a hot, sunny day by taking part in the annual Rough Water Swim at Central Beach. Swimmers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in at 9am. Register at the foot of the stairs if you wish to take part. Swimmers under the age of 18 must be USAS swimmers. For an alternate activity, make your way to family-friendly Glorietta Bay and enjoy a more leisurely swim at the beach.
3. Independence Day Parade
Starting on Orange Avenue from 1st Street and continuing to Churchill Place, Coronado’s annual Independence Day Parade kicks off at 10am and continues until 12:30pm. Towards the end of the parade, be sure to stick around to watch the 21 Gun Salute in honor of America’s 240th birthday.
4. Art in the Park
Take in an amazing concert performed by the Coronado Community Band in the gazebo. The show starts at 4pm in Spreckels Park on Orange Avenue, which also has picnic tables and a playground for kids to use.
Wrap up Independence Day with Fireworks Over Glorietta Bay, Coronado’s spectacular fireworks show. Avoid the traffic and walk over to the bay at a leisurely pace or rent a bike for the day. The fireworks are synchronized to music and start around 9pm. Tune into KYXY 96.5 FM to hear what patriotic songs they paired with the pyrotechnics.
Once the show is over, head back to your room at the Pacific Inn in downtown San Diego. Our affordable hotel is a comfortable place for guests to unwind after an exciting day in the city. Take advantage of our convenient location by exploring local favorites including Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, and Seaport Village. Let us help you book your stay today when you call 1-800-571-2933 to check for rates and availability.