Coronado Island
Museum opens new exhibit on U.S. Navy SEALS
If you're fascinated by the U.S. Navy SEALS' exploits such as getting Osama Bin Laden and fighting Somali pirates like Coronado Island 1those depicted in the movie Captain Phillips, then a free museum exhibit about the Navy Seals may be just what you are looking for.

If you go to Coronado Island, near San Diego, you will find just that. The Coronado Museum of History and Art has opened an exhibit called "The History of U.S. Navy SEALS in Coronado," which will run through January 2015.

Coronado was the birthplace of the Navy SEALS, which were formed when World War II Navy frogmen trained in underwater demolition in Coronado. The SEALS were tasked with clearing beaches for Allied landings.

These special operations forces have since been honored for service in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and still train each day on Coronado Island beaches.

The new exhibit include vivid chronological displays of SEALS memorabilia and guests will get to see actual equipment used in SEAL special operations.

While in Coronado, you'll enjoy a pleasant, laid-back island experience with a fun downtown area. Mature palm trees grace both sides of Orange Avenue giving a natural feeling to what otherwise might be just an ordinary business district. There are many historic buildings along Orange Avenue. Restaurants on the island are plentiful.

If you're driving to the island, check out the Silver Strand beach, a long stretch of beach and coastline popular with tourists and locals alike. On the east side of the island you can catch a quick passenger ferry to downtown San Diego.

In addition to the Museum of History and Art, the area has Coronado Community Theater and the Lamb's Player's Theatre. If you like art, be sure and take in the Art-in-the-park exhibition put on the first and third Sundays of each month.
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