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  • Address: Coronado 92118, USA
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

Across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is a pleasant escape from the jumble of the city and the buzz of the beaches. Follow the tree-lined, manicured median strip of Orange Avenue toward the commercial center, Coronado Village, around the landmark Hotel del Coronado. Then park your car; you won’t need it again until you leave.

Locals call Coronado an island, but it's connected to the mainland by the spectacular, 2.1 mile (3.4 kilometer) Coronado Bay Bridge, as well as by a long, narrow spit of sand known as the Silver Strand. The visitor center doubles as the Coronado Museum of History and Art. And then there’s the fabulous, easily recognizable Hotel del Coronado, the interior of which is filled with warm, polished wood, giving the hotel an old-fashioned feel of Panama hats and linen suits. Guests have included 10 presidents and world royalty. For a taste of the Del without the stay, have breakfast or lunch at the beach-view Sheerwater restaurant.

A few minutes south of Coronado, the white-sand Silver Strand State Beach has warm, calm water perfect for swimming and good for families.

Practical Info

Coronado lies 15 minutes by car from downtown San Diego. Once you’re here, you can use the electric Coronado Shuttle to get around. Plan to spend the whole day here, especially if you’re going to visit the beach.

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Private Tour: Coronado Sightseeing from San Diego, San Diego, null
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Private Tour: Coronado Sightseeing from San Diego

Explore the affluent beach resort town of Coronado with a private guide, departing for the island by luxury vehicle from your San Diego hotel. You’ll spend two ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Private Sightseeing Tours
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San Diego Day Trip from Los Angeles

4.5 star rating: Recommended 46 Reviews

Explore sunny San Diego and visit some of Southern California's most exquisite sights on this day trip from Los Angeles. Spend time in La Jolla, explore the ...  Read more

Location: Los Angeles, California
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00
San Diego Scenic Tour, San Diego, Day Trips
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San Diego Scenic Tour

Visit San Diego area with a local tour guide in smaller groups ! It includes visit of La Jolla & Mt Soledad - Coronado Island - Balboa Park - Old Town ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Ferry Ride and Small-Group Tour of Coronado from San Diego, San Diego, Half-day Tours
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Ferry Ride and Small-Group Tour of Coronado from San Diego

Located just across the bay from San Diego proper, the beautiful Coronado makes for the perfect day trip from the city. Though it’s also known as “Coronado ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $64.00
Walking Food Tour in Coronado, San Diego, City Tours
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Walking Food Tour in Coronado

The Coronado food tour spans from nearly one side of the island to the other. While on the walking food tour guests will receive samples from 5+ eateries while ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.00
Guided Jet Ski Tour in San Diego, San Diego, Food Tours
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Guided Jet Ski Tour in San Diego

Take the ride of your life on a guided jet ski tour in San Diego.  Cruise past Sea World as you enjoy the beautiful Mission Bay scenery, get a ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $349.00
Private Customizable Night Tour of San Diego, San Diego, Jet Boats & Speed Boats
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Private Customizable Night Tour of San Diego

Tour San Diego at night on this private, customizable tour.  Find the best outdoor fireplaces or rooftop club. Party in the Gaslamp District, Ocean Beach, or ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $300.00
San Diego Highlights, San Diego, Private Day Trips
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San Diego Highlights

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Enjoy an overview of San Diego's top sights and the stunning northern coastline on a full-day tour by minivan that includes Coronado, the Embarcadero and ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Private Tour: Customizable San Diego Sightseeing, San Diego, City Tours
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Private Tour: Customizable San Diego Sightseeing

Let a private guide escort you on personalized 4-hour sightseeing tour of San Diego while you relax with personal transportation by luxury car or SUV. Instead ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $249.00
San Diego and Tijuana Combo Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise, San Diego, City Tours
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San Diego and Tijuana Combo Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Explore San Diego, Coronado and Tijuana on this combo sightseeing tour. Aboard a comfortable coach, see places like Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp Quarter ...  Read more

Location: San Diego, California
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.99

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