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Coronado Visitor Center

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Address: 1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-3407
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+1 619-437-8788
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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The Coronado Visitor Center is located in the lobby of the Museum of...

The Coronado Visitor Center is located in the lobby of the Museum of History and Art. This should be your first stop when you get to this charming and historic beach town. Friendly volunteers provide complimentary maps, brochures, discount tickets and information about events and attractions in Coronado. The Visitor Center offers docent-led tours of the historic Hotel del Coronado and the charming downtown. Open Mon through Fri, 9am to 5pm, weekends 10am to 5pm.

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The California VisitorCenter, or the Coronado Historical Association, features displays, gift shop, tours and information for visitors about Coronado and surrounding area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Coronado, California
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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The California VisitorCenter, or the Coronado Historical Association, features displays, gift shop, tours and information for visitors about Coronado and surrounding area.

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Thank Mary Ann T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was in San Diego for Business and really wanted to see Coronado. I drove into the island and found free parking up the block past the Hotel Del Coronado. I did not stay there but did walk around the beach and through the hotel. It's a wonderful icon and I bought a cup of coffee and watched the sun... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Spend some time and tour the Coronado Hotel, it's old and ornate, ride the old metal elevator just to say you did it). Not a big place but look through the shops, eat at the restaurants (HINT- try Sheerwater's) or go for home made ice cream (usually long lines). Find the pressed penny machines for a great, inexpensive souvenir.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The hotel is really nice, you have good restaurant and you will find interesting things to go around and shop. Take sometime to do the hotel tour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This Visitor Center provided information needed but there is not a lot on offer. Worth a visit if you need information about Coronado or San Diego.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We purchased tickets for the USS Midway Museum Tour. The attendant was very helpful and went above and beyond to help us get discounted tickets. It is a nice center, clean bathrooms and good deals for local sights.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area. Love the peaceful small town feel of this pristine island. Will come back. So many family friendly activities to experience. Looking forward to more fun and adventures on Coronado Island.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Small but informative museum about history of Coronado. People at desk are very knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions about what to do. Also lots of brochures, maps, etc. and a small gift shop.

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This place is a very cool start to visit Coronado. It had displays from the history of the Island. I also really liked the exhibit dedicated to Admiral Stockdale. I didn't check it out, but you could also pick up tour brochures and book some tours. No charge to see museum and certainly a nice 30 minutes to get acquainted... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We really just stopped in for maps, but the desk was very helpful and informative. It looked like there were a lot of great things available for visitors, as well.

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