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Beaches & Bays

70 miles of glorious coastline is San Diego's signature attraction

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Discover the best beaches for families and off-leash dogs, beaches coveted by the world’s top surfers and the best beaches for bonfires, bike rides, tide pooling and more.  So grab your beach towels, slather on the sunscreen, and get out to explore some of the finest beaches and bays in the world.

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San Diego 24-mile Bike Route

Palm trees and the sun-soaked coastline make the Bayshore Bikeway an iconic ride, and a must if you’re looking for a memorable cycling outing during your stay in San Diego.

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7 Ways to Make a Splash in San Diego

Dive into these 7 big, bright water-related San Diego adventures

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Where to Surf in San Diego

If you already know how to surf, you'll find a variety of different of waves and conditions along San Diego's 70 miles of open ocean coastline to suit your individual style.

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San Diego Dog Beaches and Off Leash Dog Parks

Find dog-friendly beaches and off leash dog parks in San Diego that are great for your dog to perfect its doggy-paddle, play fetch, or have a snore-fest on the warm sand.

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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2022

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, 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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Legendary Tours

Mar 7, 2022 - 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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Emperor

Mar 14 - ongoing

Emperor, the tallest, fastest, and longest dive coaster in all of California, is NOW OPEN! Get ready to plunge 90 degrees and soar up to 60 miles per hour through exhilarating loops on this exciting Emperor penguin-inspired adventure, feeling your feet dangle above the track on the state’s only floorless dive coaster!

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Walking Tour of Historic Coronado

Apr 1, 2022 - ongoing

Every Sunday at 11 am & Thursday at 1 pm

One of the best ways to experience the history of Coronado is to go on a historic walking tour. This is the secret that Coronado locals know: it takes time to sense the past. When you slow down, you have a chance to see, hear, and remember this place that Hollywood stars, princes, and presidents have enjoyed. Everywhere you look in this charming beach town, you find history. And, that history is easiest to see on foot–when you have a chance to linger in front of a tiny, shingled house, perhaps, and meet the resident as he comes out into the yard to water his roses and tells you about the multiple generations who have lived in the home. Or, when you seemingly stumble upon the magical house from which the Wizard of Oz was born. Read more for location & price details.

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San Diego 24-mile Bike Route

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San Diego Dog Beaches and Off Leash Dog Parks

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Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom!

Jul 4, 2022
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Legendary Tours

Mar 7, 2022 - ongoing
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Emperor

Mar 14 - ongoing
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Walking Tour of Historic Coronado

Apr 1, 2022 - ongoing
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Accommodation

Plan Now, Pack Later Offer

The Dana on Mission Bay
Valid: Mar 15 - ongoing

Why not secure a San Diego getaway at one of the city's premier waterfront resorts in 2021? Enjoy special savings of up to 20% off our Best Flexible Rate when you book at least 60 days in advance. To...

Accommodation

FREE SUITE UPGRADE

Grande Colonial Hotel
Valid: Feb 2 - ongoing

Enjoy the “suite life” at a “suite deal” in one of the Grande Colonial’s garden or Village view suites located in our adjacent all-suite wings.  Guests...

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$3 Off Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Valid: Mar 8 - ongoing

As the public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium brings guests into the exciting world of cutting-edge research. Explore interactive exhibits and come...

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