Connected to downtown San Diego by the arching Coronado Island Bay Bridge and to southern San Diego County by a slender, sandy isthmus, Coronado Island, which is technically not an island, it's a peninsula, is one of the areas most beautiful communities. The historic Hotel del Coronado is one of the city's most famous landmarks. It is one of the few surviving examples of an American architectural genre: the wooden Victorian beach resort and is the largest beach resort on the North American Pacific Coast. Coronado's white sandy beaches seem to stretch on forever and have earned numerous ratings as one of the top ten beaches in the United States. Coronado offers everything for the active lifestyle with the charm of an old-fashion neighborhood.