The Coronado Beach Resort is known for its world-class views, endless activities, top-notch amenities and awe-inspiring location. If this wasn’t enough to get you in vacation mode, did you know right across the San Diego Bay sits a treasure trove of US history to explore aboard the USS Midway Museum? The Midway truly offers something for every age and is sure to be enjoyed by the entire family!
Just steps away from the resort is Orange Avenue, where you’ll catch the 904 shuttle. The best part about the ride, It’s free! Take in a picturesque jaunt to Coronado Ferry Landing where you can purchase ferry tickets, running every hour on the half hour. Here, the oldest working wooden ferry boat in the United States will whisk you across the gorgeous San Diego bay. As you take in the city skyline and approach the Broadway Pier look for the mighty USS Midway in the distance!
History: In the United States of America’s illustrious naval history, The USS Midway has solidified its place among the greatest aircraft carriers of all time. From 1945 to 1992 Midway protected the world’s oceans in a variety of different ways. A few of its many highlighted achievements include being the first moving vessel to launch a large missile in 1947, playing a key role in the Vietnam war by becoming a haven for 3,000 refugees in the fall of Saigon & providing vital support in Desert storm. You’d truly be hard pressed to find a better resume.
This isn’t your ordinary museum; The Midway includes interactive exhibits that fully immerse visitors in the experience of what it was like to be aboard the ship in her hay day.
Below deck you can truly get a sense of what life was like for a solider living on the the Midway. See how a community of thousands lived on the ocean, from the quarters they slept in, the mess hall they ate in and the chapel they prayed in.
As you head topside, the hanger deck features various vintage air crafts from World War 2 and the Battle of the Midway movie theater. Every 25 minutes the theater plays “Voices of midway” a fan favorite.
The museum experience crescendos on the flight deck where you can interact with helicopters, jet fighters and bomber planes from a past era. These jet planes were truly at the forefront of the naval aviation renaissance.You’ll feel like you’ve opened a time capsule and traveled back to 1945 when you arrive on the USS Midway.
Experience Coronado Island like you never have at the Coronado Beach Resort. Hop on the free shuttle just steps away from your door, take a short fifteen minute ferry ride across the bay and you’ll be at the threshold of one of a kind American history. Book tickets in advance to avoid the lines.
After the perfect vacation day head to your condo where you’ll experience excellent comfort and ultimate vacation accommodations. Our a full kitchen units are sure to make you feel right at home and the rooftop hot tub is the perfect place to soak in the scenery.
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