Get a taste for charming Coronado, just a ferry ride away from downtown San Diego! Stroll around beautiful streets lined with cafés, boutiques, and multi-million dollar homes. Learn about the artists, aviators and innovators who shaped this island town. End your morning with a taste of the luxe life and a visit to the iconic Hotel del Coronado.
View the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge from a local ferry
Discover how Coronado is the birthplace of Navy aviation
Visit the historic Hotel del Coronado, where celebs and presidents have laid their heads
Enjoy a delicious treat at our favorite local eatery
A trip to Coronado feels like you’re leaving behind the mainland for a dose of island living. But it’s not your typical beach town. Part resort, part Naval Base, part luxury homes for the rich, Coronado is a multi-faceted place.
Your private Coronado tour will begin by taking a ferry ride over to Coronado. As we sail across the bay, you’ll get great photo ops of the downtown San Diego skyline and the Coronado Bridge. An active port, you never know what you’ll see sailing by.
Please note that the ferry leaves at 10 am on the dot, so if you’re not at the meeting point at the designated start time, we will be forced to leave without you.
Once we arrive at Coronado, we’ll hop aboard local transit and head down Orange Avenue, the main street in town named after the orange trees planted here in the late 19th century. After a short ride we’ll get to the main part of town, lined with cafes, shops and restaurants, almost all locally owned and operated, and some with unique architecture.
Window shopping makes us hungry, so we’ll get a quick snack at a local eatery. Could be something sweet or something savory – depends on our mood – but whichever way we go, it will be locally made and delicious.
Refreshed, we’ll stroll down to Star Park, where the “Wizard of Oz” house is located, and then make our way to Coronado beach, one of the best in the country. On a clear day you can see Mexico! We’ll stroll by multi-million dollar homes that line Ocean Blvd and you’ll hear about the people who once lived there, including the historic Spreckels Mansion.
Our last stop will be at the world-famous, historic Hotel del Coronado. This icon is over 130 years old and is an American treasure, having hosted celebrities, dignitaries, and US presidents. You’ll take a tour around the grounds, finishing up just outside the spectacular Crown Room (home to a luxe Sunday brunch).
From here, you’re free to explore on your own. Your guide will make suggestions on what else to see and do, give you tips on where to eat and shop, and let you know the times for the next shuttle, or ferry.
Meeting Point: Entrance to Broadway Pier
1000 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
Aug 18, 2020 - ongoing
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Guests 1-2 $220; each add'l guest $110 (12 max)
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