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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 12 - Dec 19, 2021

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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Roast Private Beach Bonfires

Jul 28 - ongoing

Bonfires on Coronado Beach have long been a favorite tradition in San Diego. Guests tuck their toes in the sand as they gather around a private beach bonfire, roast s’mores and enjoy the amazing sunset views.

At Hotel del Coronado, fire pits can be reserved for a one-hour experience with s’mores. Fire pit reservations are available for hotel guests and day visitors. One pit accommodates up to 10 guests.

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Coronado Scooter Tour

Oct 4, 2021 - ongoing

This tour is for anyone that wants to discover California’s Crown Jewel, Coronado Island. Explore Coronado’s pristine beaches, the famous Hotel del Coronado, the Ferry Landing, shops and much more. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes and tells the stories that bring a destination to life.

Start in Downtown San Diego before boarding the ferry to take you over to Coronado Island. See the visually stunning Coronado Bay Bridge and the San Diego Harbor as you make your way across by ferry.

Make your way through Downtown Coronado where you’ll hear all about Coronado Island’s rich history. Drive along the beaches and pass by the Naval Air Station on North Island. Don’t miss out on one of our most unique tours!

 

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Ice House Museum & Legendary Tours

Jul 28 - ongoing

ICE HOUSE MUSEUM
Open Daily 10am-5pm

Explore the 1889 Ice House Museum and discover the behind-the-scenes history of Hotel del Coronado. Featuring artifacts, memorabilia and a special Marilyn Monroe selfie spot, the museum is located next to the Power Plant along the resort's new south entrance. Admission is complimentary.

 

LEGENDARY TOURS
Daily at 10am | Ice House Museum

Bring the iconic resort’s rich heritage to life through an in-depth, docent-led walking tour that includes access to exclusive behind-the-scenes areas. 90 minutes | $40 per person

 

SELF GUIDED AUDIO TOURS
Available Daily

Take a self-guided audio tour based on letters, records and oral histories from guests and staff. Hear about their experiences, and the resort’s history, through audio reenactments as you explore the property. 60 minutes | $25 per person

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Valid: Mar 24, 2021 - ongoing

We offer tours of Balboa Park, Old Town, Liberty Station and Coronado. Use code BEST10 at time of booking to save 10%    

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Bike & Kayak Tours Inc Coronado
Valid: Apr 1 - ongoing

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

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1906 Lodge at Coronado Beach
Valid: Oct 7, 2021 - ongoing

Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free! Soak up all that Coronado Island has to offer...more time to enjoy the captivating winter sunsets, expansive beaches, and outdoor adventures.   Your...

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