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Explore the Glamour of Coronado

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Would you like to take a step back into time and visit an old fashioned community known for its glamour? Have you ever been intrigued by the mystique of the Navy SEALS special forces? Or, do you just want to sit-back with your feet in the water and enjoy magnificent views of a city skyline?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Coronado is the place for you!

The most famous landmark is the Hotel del Coronado. This Victorian designed hotel built in 1888 is one of most historic hotels in America. It is where King Edward VIII met his wife, where Marilyn Monroe starred in ‘Some Like it Hot’, where Wizard of Oz writer Frank Baum designed the chandeliers in the majestic Crown Room, and where numerous U.S. Presidents and other world leaders have taken their vacations. After a recent remodel, it is as beautiful as ever and guests can soak up the nostalgia as they walk down hallways full of pictures to relive the history of this grand ole’ dame.

Within walking distance of the Hotel Del is a street full of shops and restaurants reminiscent of the fictional community of Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show. Yet, this Mayberry not only serves a historic hotel but one of the top 10 beaches in America and the best in California.

It is along these beaches you will see Navy SEALS jogging to their nearby training facility and retired Admirals soaking up the sunshine after years of serving our country at sea. You see, the north end of Coronado, better known as North Island, is the birthplace of Naval Aviation and current home to three aircraft carriers. They are two different worlds sharing the same piece of land just across the harbor from the beautiful skyline of downtown San Diego.

Select one of the picture tabs above or read the overview of Coronado attractions to plan your romantic trip that will provide fond memories for a lifetime.

Coronado Island Attractions

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

 

Features: California’s Best Beach; Fine Dining; Theatre; Boutique Shops; Famous Historic Hotel; Magnificent Skyline Views

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Tour the Hotel Del Coronado

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Cost: Free for Self-Guided Tours; Fees for Other Activities

Features: Tour of Historic Hotel Built in 1888; Served World Leaders; Seen in Major Movies and on TV

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Coronado Beach

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Top 10 Beach in America with Calm Surf; Great for Relaxing and Strolls Along the Beach

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San Diego Skyline Views from Coronado

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Features: Magnificent Views of the City-Skyline, San Diego Bay, and Navy Aircraft Carriers; Shopping; Dining; Ferry Boat

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Coronado Museum of History and Art

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM (Opens at 10AM on Weekends)

Cost: Suggested Donation of $4 ($2 for Kids Ages 8 – 19)

Features: Historical Look at the Hotel Del Coronado and the U.S. Naval Air Station

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Gondola Rides at the Coronado Bay Resort

Location: Coronado Cays (11 Miles / 20 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Rides Daily: 3PM – Midnight (Starts at 11AM on Weekends); Reservations are Required

Cost: Starts at $85 for Two People

Features: Romantic, Venice-Style Gondola Rides around the Loews Coronado Bay Resort

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Tour San Diego at a Leisurely Pace on a Segway

A Segway is a personal transport vehicle. As long as you can stand comfortably, your motorized Segway will take you around town at about 6 – 9 mph. You can take a guided tour on Segways around San Diego or rent them for your own use. Listed below are the local Segway companies and the tours they offer.

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Coronado Golf Course

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Year-Round; Dawn – Dusk

Cost: $25; $38 Fee for Reservations more than 2 Days in Advance; Discounts for Twilight Play

Features: Municipal Golf Course right next to San Diego Bay; Golf Club Rentals Available

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Lamb’s Players Theatre

Location: Coronado (6 Miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Show Times: Year-Round

Cost: $20 – $56; Discounts for Seniors, Military, and Under 30

Features: Leading Theatre Company in Coronado

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Coronado Visitor Center

Location: Coronado (6 miles / 15 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Generally open 9AM – 5PM Weekdays and 10AM – 5PM Weekends.

Services: Professionally trained staff to assist with San Diego vacation plans, brochures, maps, and discount tickets.

Host: Coronado Historical Association

Printable Coronado Visitor Guide – 24 pages.

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Coronado Ferry

The Coronado Ferry is a great way to visit Coronado while enjoying San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline views. The Ferry is operated by Flagship Cruises (formerly San Diego Harbor Excursions) and runs hourly from the Broadway Pier and generally every two hours from the Fifth Avenue Landing behind the Convention Center to the Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace. It takes only 15 minutes to cross the bay. The Hotel del Coronado is 1.5 miles from the Coronado Ferry Landing and can be reached by foot, bus, pedicab, or taxi.

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