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Coronado

Just across the bridge and a world away

Where main street meets bare feet

Situated just across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is consistently voted best beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach. With gentle surf, sparkling wide-sand beaches, charming main street and great hotels, including the famous Hotel del Coronado, this island paradise is perfect for a family vacation or romantic getaway.

Coronado's coastline offers wide sandy beaches with sparkling sand, courtesy of the mineral Mica, that draw visitors from around the world. With its elegant gardens, old-world mansions, quaint shops, and oceanfront dining with spectacular sunset views, no wonder this charmed small town has been dubbed  "The Crown City," as Coronado means "the crowned one" in Spanish.

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or rent a bike and tour the island via Coronado's beachfront boardwalk. Take a stroll down Orange Avenue, Coronado's main artery, which is lined with shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters and the Coronado Museum of History & Art. At the other end of the island, Coronado's Ferry Landing offers a collection of more than 20 shops, art galleries and restaurants boasting stunning views of San Diego's downtown skyline. Flagship Cruises also offers low cost ferry service from the landing across the bay to Seaport Village on the edge of downtown. 

Beyond the beach, Coronado features countless outdoor recreational pursuits including sailing, stand-up paddling, surfing, kayaking, and Venetian gondola cruises. There’s also top-rate golf on Coronado’s Public Golf Course, described as “a gem I consider the best value in the United States" by Golf Digest writer Matt Ginella.  Locals and visitors alike also love the popular Coronado Flower Show, held each spring since 1922.

And no trip to Coronado would be complete without a visit to the legendary Hotel del Coronado. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark, the hotel has a fascinating and colorful past, which includes presidents and princes, socialites and scandals, ghosts and glamorous celebrities. It's also widely believed to have been the inspiration for the Emerald City in L. Frank Baum's “Wizard of Oz” as the author spent many winters at the oceanfront hotel.

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Coronado's coastline offers wide sandy beaches with sparkling sand, courtesy of the mineral Mica, that draw visitors from around the world. With its elegant gardens, old-world mansions, quaint shops, and oceanfront dining with spectacular sunset views, no wonder this charmed small town has been dubbed "The Crown City," as Coronado means "the crowned one" in Spanish.

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Coronado is the quintessential San Diego postcard experience and a great place for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family beach vacation.

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Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2019

The Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show is back, promising another spectacular display over San Diego Bay. Fireworks will be discharged simultaneously from barges placed strategically around the Bay off Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 17 minutes.

Come down to the bay and enjoy the biggest fireworks show in San Diego!

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Movies on the Beach

Apr 20 - ongoing

Snuggle up on Del Beach for our favorite movies in a theater under the stars. Cuddle up around a private bonfire with s'mores while lounging in a glamorous beach daybed or enjoy seating in Del Beach sand chairs. Doors open at 7:00pm and the movie starts promptly at 8:00 pm. VIP seating options must be booked in advance.

2019 MOVIE SCHEDULE

April 20: Scooby Doo (2002)
June 28: Hook (1985)
July 6: Top Gun (1986)
July 13: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
July 20: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
July 27: The Goonies (1985)
August 3: The Incredibles 2 (2018)
August 10: Back to the Future (1985)
August 31: Wizard of Oz (1939)

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PRIVATE TOUR: Coronado Bay & the Beach

Mar 6 - ongoing

Get a taste for charming Coronado, just a ferry ride away from downtown San Diego! Stroll around beautiful streets lined with cafés, boutiques, and multi-million dollar homes. Learn about the artists, aviators and innovators who shaped this island town. End your morning with a taste of the luxe life and a visit to the iconic Hotel del Coronado.

Tour Highlights

View the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge from a local ferry
Discover how Coronado is the birthplace of Navy aviation
Visit the historic Hotel del Coronado, where celebs and presidents have laid their heads
Enjoy a delicious treat at our favorite local eatery

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Half Day Coastal Tour

Aug 14, 2018 - ongoing

Feel like you live here on our 3-3.5 hour beach day cruise with a local guide to keep you company. Don't forget to BYOB if you want to have a drink while your on the bus!

What you get:

- Cooler with Ice onboard to keep your drinks nice and cold!

- Bottled water and small snacks

- Music and TV for entertainment inbetween stops

- Local guide

Stops:

- 1 Beach

- Lunch (various options from tacos to hawaiian and more)

- 1 Beach bar

 

 

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