Until the late 1920s, Corona del Mar was a tiny village, reached from the peninsula by small boat at high tide, or by a muddy dirt road that crossed over the Irvine Ranch.
A neighborhood in Newport Beach, this seaside village is located on the foot of the San Joaquin Hills and fronting the Pacific Ocean.
Restaurants and trendy shops are popular hangouts in Corona del Mar. On East Coast Highway, you'll find plenty of dog walkers and moms with strollers - getting their exercise while window shopping at the many studios, design shops, antique stores and galleries such as McKibben Studios a gallery of fine surf and island art.
The beaches and parks in Corona del Mar will also keep you active. You can swim, surf or go diving at Corona del Mar State Beach, or snorkel at Crystal Cove State Park.
(history from Corona Del Mar Chamber of Commerce)