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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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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2024

The Port of San Diego 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, Marina District and Coronado Ferry Landing. The impeccably choreographed display will last approximately 18 minutes.

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

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Celebrate Dad on a VIP Wine and Food Adventure

Mar 22 - ongoing

Treat Dad, he deserves it!

This year, for fathers day, we're celebrating every day on our fabulous Chauffeured Vineyard Adventure Tour! 

Dad will love this afternoon of wine tasting in San Diego's gorgeous inland valleys. 

Highlights of this VIP Tour include:

- Approx. 6 hour VIP guided adventure to two stunning and unique local wineries.
- Ample tastings and pours of local wines (beer options available).
- Entertaining commentary on local history, and viticulture.
- Door-to-door transportation (from most San Diego locations).
- Wine tasting appreciation presentation, and guided winery tour.
- Delicious Winery Meal.
- Complete coordination by San Diego Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours.

Perfect for mothers day; fathers day; birthdays; bachelorettes; etc.

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Visit the Original California Wine Country

Apr 2 - ongoing

Want to experience the best of San Diego County wine tasting and food, but don’t want to drive?

San Diego Wine Tours provides pick up/drop off from your hotel/home (most San Diego locations). Choose this first-class company for an expert fully-guided Wine & Dinner Tasting Adventure!

TASTE and SEE the best of San Diego’s wine, food and sights for one low all-inclusive price!

More highlights of this VIP Adventure:

* Relaxing and fun ride to San Diego's best wineries
* TWO (2) winery stops (Cordiano Winery and a surprise winery!)
* Ample pours of locally grown wines
* Fun commentary on local history and viticulture
* Wine tasting appreciation presentation and behind the scenes tour
* Enjoy the best wine and food that San Diego County has to offer!

 

 

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Coronado History and Highlights

Mar 21, 2024 - ongoing

Get a taste for charming Coronado, just a ferry ride away from downtown San Diego! Stroll beautiful streets lined with cafés, boutiques, and multi-million dollar homes. Learn about the artists, aviators, innovators who played a role in Coronado's history. Grab a sweet treat then head for the beach while exploring this unique town.

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Discover the sunshine and scenery of the famed Coronado Island
Marvel at the historic Hotel del Coronado, where celebs and presidents have laid their heads
Enjoy a delicious treat at our favorite local eatery
Hear stories of the artists, aviators and innovators who made the island their home.

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Valid: Feb 29, 2024 - ongoing

Save 50% on any kayak or SUP rental in Coronado weekdays and 20% on weekends.  Valid before 10am and after 4pm only.

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Valentine Wine & Food Tours-Year Round!

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Valid: Mar 12 - ongoing

  Receive a gift for your Valentine when you sign up for this deluxe, romatic tour! Give your love the gift of adventure aboard the CHAUFFEURED VINEYARD ADVENTURE . We'll visit...

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