The Ferry Landing Market Place as it is now, was developed late in Coronado's history. In the late 1960's when I worked at North Island, I would drive my car onto the Coronado Ferry and we'd both float across the Bay into Coronado.
In 1969 The Coronado Bridge was built and the Ferry boats were retired. I can't remember when the Ferry Landing Market Place first opened, but it must be more than twenty years now that the ferry service between Coronado and downtown San Diego has resumed. Cars are no longer part of the journey, but this is a great way to travel from one side of the Bay to the other.
Fondest memory: One of many fond memories is sitting by the pond at the Ferry Landing Market Place, with a cafe mocha, listening to Peruvean Musicians entertaining the crowds.
That pond has been removed and a few other things have replaced it, still the park like setting offers plenty of resting spots to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds, not to mention the food and drink.
Wander around the Ferry Landing Market Place, the newest addition to Coronado's wonders.
This area, historically, was the location of the original ferry landing. We'd drive our cars onto the ferry and float across the Bay to the other side. When the Coronado Bridge was completed, in 1969, the ferry was retired.
Since then it has resumed it's route, but this time it is only for pedestrians and cyclists. The Ferry Landing Market Place was developed to offer visitors a reason to cross the Bay and they do!
This may seem like a "tourist trap" but I think it's a fun place to spend time and there's something for almost everyone. So, check it out.