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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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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec 9 - Dec 16, 2018

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores for all to see.

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Summer Movies in the Park

May 19 - ongoing

Looking for a Fun, Free and Fabulous Family Activity throughout San Diego?

Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Come early and get a good seat!

All movies start at dusk (approx. 15 minutes after sunset). Movies are subject to change.

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 22, 2018

Give thanks and celebrate with family and friends at The Del's exquisite Thanksgiving dinner in the oceanfront Ballroom and magnificent Crown Room on November 22. The elegant buffet will be a lavish feast with all of the trimmings and live musical entertainment. The resort's holiday programs will also kick off on Thanksgiving weekend.

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Cruise for a Cure

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2018

Throughout the month of October, The Gondola Company will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a romantic gondola ride while simultaneously benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Guests who book the “Cruise for a Cure” package will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling rosé wine, enjoy a 50 minute private cruise on an authentic Italian gondola through the intimate canals of the Coronado Cays, and know that $50 of their cruise fee will be donated directly to BCRF.

Guests who would like to book a Cruise for a Cure can do so online at gondolacompany.com and enter the voucher code “PINK” or call the gondola office at 619.429.6317 and request the Cruise for a Cure package. Available Monday through Friday in October.

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Fall Celebration 10% Off

1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach
Valid: Sep 12 - Oct 26, 2018

Celebrate Fall this year by staying at 1906 Lodge and get 10% OFF your entire reservation if you book directly at www.1906Lodge.com or by calling (619) 437-1900.    

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U.S. Military Discount 15% Off - Book Direct

1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach
Valid: Sep 4, 2018 - ongoing

To express our appreciation, U.S. military members receive 15% off at 1906 Lodge if they book directly at www.1906lodge.com, or call (619) 437-1900 Your Stay Includes: A select guestroom or...

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5% off our motor coach charter services

Five Star Tours & Charter Bus Company
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

Receive 5% off our Motor Coach Charter Services.

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