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Coronado Island

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Address: 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
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+1 619-437-8788
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of...

A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with charm.

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US$149.00*
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Private Tour: Coronado Sightseeing from San Diego
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US$47.00*
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Walking Food Tour in Coronado
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US$55.00*
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San Diego Scenic Tour

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Lovely Island

Across the bay from San Diego, this is a lovely island with expensive homes, a must see hotel and expansive beaches. It is worth the drive just to see the all wooden hotel with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Across the bay from San Diego, this is a lovely island with expensive homes, a must see hotel and expansive beaches. It is worth the drive just to see the all wooden hotel with a charming red roof.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything from the bridge you cross to the island, to the quaint town, landscaping, superior Del Coronado, beaches, naval base, boating, and divine weather -- this place has it all! We enjoyed shopping and the unhurried lifestyle of the island. Parking is treacherous, but that's to be expected when you visit one of the premier places in CA. A++ RECOMMENDATION!

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this beach. has cute sections for doggys. Right next to the Del. I recommend renting bikes to cruise around. will come back again

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always driving over the bridge -so we should have stayed in San Diego. Cute for walking nice beach-over priced restaurant- lots of meters.doubt if I'd stay here again

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St Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We actually walked from the ferry landing to the Hotel del Coronado - we enjoyed the walk along the island in the sunny 70 degree weather!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the ferry from San Diego marina. Five minutes later you'll be on tranquil Coronado. It's like stepping back in time. The area around the ferry is very pretty, with little stores and eateries. There is also a little sandy shore line. We didn't stop though. We walked across the width of the peninsula to glorious Coronado beach. I guess... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't miss wandering through the Coronado hotel, and spend some time walking on the beach. The sand is a beautiful golden color that really sparkles at the edge of the water in the sunlight. The doggie beach area was interesting and very popular. Plenty of great restaurants in the area, and shopping too. Park your car and spend the day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

See the title..... plus the beaches are pretty impressive as well. And you should visit "the Del" to get a look at the lobby and dining room with the giant crown chandeliers. Very pricey (overly so?) to eat or shop there, but worth a look.

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Temecula, CA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Coronado Beach is my favorite beach in all of San Diego. It is relaxing easy to walk on and has a beach at the very end for dogs. Restroom facilities, volleyball nets, and plenty of sand.

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Laramie, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't want to leave the island! Lots of fun shops and great eats, and the beach is phenomenal. Check out the bay side, too

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