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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 8 - Dec 15, 2019

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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San Diego Restaurant Week

Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2020

The Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 19 through Sunday, January 26 for a delicious dining experience! With more than 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

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Christmas Day Dinner at The Del

Dec 25, 2019

Celebrate A White Christmas at The Del with a holiday feast in the oceanfront Ballroom or iconic Crown Room. Guests will enjoy an elegant holiday buffet decked with all the trimmings and a few gourmet surprises. You’ll make cherished holiday memories as you enjoy live music, colorful decorations and great company.

Christmas Dinner
Adults – $140
Children (4-10) – $50
Children (under 3) – Complimentary

Prices do not include tax, service charge or gratuity. All of our holiday events are by reservation only and must be prepaid to confirm. 

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Winter Wonderland at Hotel del Coronado

Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2019

This holiday season thousands of white sparkling lights, towering poinsettia trees, ornament-trimmed evergreens and garlands galore transform The Del’s Garden Patio into a winter wonderland from Nov 29 – Dec 31.

Krystal, our resident Ice Princess, brings a kiss of winter and snowflakes to the warm shores of Coronado. Children will delight as they join her for photos on a shimmering throne. Igloos, sparkling festive trees and friendly elves add to this frosty-and-white scene. Children can decorate cookies, make ornaments, send letters to Santa, pose with the polar bears, and play pretend with sparkling tiaras, magic wands, bows and arrows while Mom and Dad sip boozy hot beverages.

Krystal the Ice Princess: Krystal will be available for a Meet & Greet photo opp on the following dates from 5-9pm. Parents will want to bring their cameras to capture these cherished #delmemories.

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