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Coronado Island
Coronado Island

Coronado Island

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1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 522-7300
http://coronadovisitorcenter.com/
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No trip to San Diego is complete without a visit to beautiful Coronado Island, where you learn that Coronado is not actually an island, as it connects to silver strand beach to the south. But do not ... Read more
let this misnomer fool you, Coronado is still the jewel of San Diego. Take the ferry from downtown San Diego across the bay to Coronado, where you will eat, walk the boardwalk, and enjoy the most family friendly beach in all of San Diego. Take a visit to the historic Hotel del Coronado, or rent a bike and ride along the gorgeous bay front pathways that offer beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean on the west side and the San Diego cityscape on the east.

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Local from San Diego

High class, one of the most upscale areas in San Diego. Beach, golf courses, tennis, classy restaurants, and of course the famous Hotel Del Coronado. There's some history to that hotel so definitely go for a visit even if you're not a guest. The beaches are fantastic and clean. Word to the wise: parking will be exceedingly expensive but you can still find free places. Don't forget to try the seafood!

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Local from Carlsbad

A quaint town with a mix of tourism, expensive real estate, and surprisingly large military presence. An all American town with lots to do.

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Buffalo, New York State

Gorgeous place to spend the day. Stop in at the visitor center, the ladies are so nice and helpful

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

Anyone visiting San Diego really must visit here, to visit the Hotel Del Coronado. Noteworthy: in the Winter, the Hotel Del has an ice skating rink on the beach. In the Summer, the Hotel Del rents beach cabanas (you don't need to stay there to access) wth full service cocktail servers. The hotel is the only place on the west coast where one can legally have a cocktail on the beach, since the hotel is so old, it's grandfathered in, avoiding current restrictions.

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Foster City, California, USA

Any San Diego trip is not complete without a visit to Coronado Island and its most famous hotel.

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Local from San Diego

One of my favorite places in San Diego - the adorable island of Coronado just breathes Navy Town. From the boutique shops to the sprawling Hotel Del complex, this small island is just as much a staycation for locals as it is a paradise destination for tourists. For maximum enjoyment, splurge for a hotel - my favorite is the Marriott Island Resort hotel down toward the bridge. Pamper yourself with a spa/massage treatment, tan a bit at the palm-tree-lined pool (with a view of the bay and bridge), then rent a bike and pedal around the island on your own self-tour, where you can choose what to do next: serious shopping in "Emerald City"? A charming stroll along the promenade (with an unbeatable view of the SD skyline)? Or hitting the waves at the public beaches on the other side of the island, where you can also hit up Hotel Del - the famous, luxurious, historic, and haunted hotel that dominates the landline? The best part is you don't have to hyperplan everything into your itinerary - 2 days is perfect to see everything and still relax in the enticing sunshine. And if you still run out of things to do, hop on a ferry (they run every 30 minutes) and cross the bay to Seaport Village on the mainland, where a thousand more opportunities await you.

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Seattle, Washington, USA

Right outside the water there is a sunken ship that just turned up after El Niño

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Madison

This was seriously one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been on... We saw dolphins jumping around in the water not too far from where we were. There is such a cool blend of military culture & laid back coast atmosphere, and you honestly can't beat the sunset here.

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Local from Escondido

Coronado technically is not an island. It's just the tip of a peninsula. Take the bridge over and explore this cute little island that used to be mainly housing for military families. There is something for everyone beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants, and of course the iconic Hotel del. Go. Explore.

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Local from San Marcos, California, USA

Great place to spend the day with friends and family. Spend time at the beach, golf, shop and bike around the island. Lots of cute places to grab a bite to eat and something to drink.

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Local from San Marcos, California, USA

What a fun island to visit. We rented bikes and cruised around for a wonderful afternoon. This island could use bike lanes.

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Local from Del Mar, California

Coronado Island is a must see when visiting San Diego. It's home to the world famous Hotel Del Coronado. This grande dame of a hotel was the site of "Some Like It Hot" with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemon. The "Del" is just the start though. The beach is one of the best in all of Southern California. The boutique shopping is fun and unique. There are great restaurants and bars, everything from high-end to dive bars. You will also most likely find some fit navy seals working out here during your stay as this where they are trained.

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Tempe, Arizona

The feeling you get when you cross the bridge and approach the island is one of great calm and impending relaxation. Fortunate to have friends with a home here. Grab a beach chair, pack a secret drink (no public alcohol consumption), and watch the bay traffic. Great weekend getaway.

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Columbia

I arrived at San Diego late evening. Got a beautiful view of the Sun Set. Coronado island is so beautiful. It definetely would be in my place to visit list! The area is kind of luxury. The food and restaurants are pretty good!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

It's funny that it's called an island, I guess from the city it seems like one but it is actually attached to the mainland. Either way it is still quite beautiful out there and the bridge over provides an amazing view!

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Berlin, Germany

In my humble native opinion, Coronado has THE best beach in San Diego. Park next to the luxury mansions on a side street, walk through the long stretch of sand (many other beaches are losing this feature due to erosion) and enjoy the view of Point Loma on the right, Mexico on the left and on a clear day, the islands off the coast.
Also, who can beat the regular dolphin and sea lion sightings? One of my favorite places on the planet.

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Austin, Texas

A trip to Coronado Island is a must during a visit to San Diego. Drive across the bridge, check out the Coronado Hotel, and visit the beach.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Quick drive from downtown San Diego you are transported to a different place. The Island is beautiful! Visit here just to stroll down the beach front to look at the beautiful homes and coast line. Stop for a drink at the historic and gorgeous Coronado Beach Hotel. If you brought your dog on your weekend getaway take him to the Coronado Dog Beach close to the Coronado Beach Hotel.

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Local from San Diego, California

Coronado Island, Bridge is now free to cross. Or there is a ferry that cross the bay to get to the Island. Nice day trip

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San Jose, California, USA

This is a cute island. They have beaches and a nice boardwalk. You can see beautiful San Diego port from there. Don't miss it when visiting the area.

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