Coronado, CA

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Coronado Beach featuring tropical scenes and a sandy beach as well as a small group of people

Sunny beaches, leafy streets and a relaxed small-town vibe are all good reasons to visit this charming peninsula that curves into beautiful San Diego Bay.

Coronado features great views over the open ocean on one side and San Diego’s skyline on the other. Enjoy the surf, eat at al fresco restaurants and visit the cultural attractions.

Feel the white sand between your toes at one of the fantastic local beaches. Surf at sweeping Coronado City Beach, where waves roll in from the Pacific Ocean. Look for crabs, shells and urchins in the natural tide pools and check out the beachfront Hotel del Coronado. The red-roofed towers of this Victorian building date back to 1888 and make the hotel look more like a dazzling palace than a seaside resort.

Bring children to splash around in the water at Tidelands Park, Glorietta Bay Park and Centennial Park. The beaches face back toward the mainland and feature calm waters and gentle breezes. Paddle a kayak, doze on the sand or picnic on the grass. Glorietta Bay and Tidelands both have children’s play equipment on site.

Join a Segway tour to explore the streets of the town. Stop at Glorietta Bay Inn, a boutique hotel in a stunning historic building. Visit the historic Gaslamp Quarter and admire the grand mansions in the Bayfront district. Finish the day watching a show at the old Lamb’s Players Theatre.

Ride a bicycle along the coastal bike paths to enjoy the views and fresh sea air. Take a guided tree tour through Spreckels Park with a local arborist.

Look for trinkets and fashion in the shops at Coronado Ferry Landing. Visit on designated days to buy fresh produce from the pop-up farmers market or listen to live music at an outdoor show in the evening.

Get to Coronado by driving over Coronado Bridge or catch the ferry across San Diego Bay.

Coronado might just be the perfect Southern California weekend getaway destination.

Where to stay in Coronado

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4 out of 5
4000 Coronado Bay Rd, Coronado, CA
The price is $199 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
This family-friendly Coronado resort is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of San Diego Bay and Silver Strand State Beach. Coronado Beach and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,248 reviews)
"It was a very nice and clean property with beautiful Christmas decoration. It was really nice staying there."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA
The price is $271 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 4
Located in Coronado, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Coronado Ferry Landing, San Diego Convention Center, and Petco ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,135 reviews)
"Loved the historical beauty, but not the parking situation. Paid 75.00 for valet and had to walk on the other side of resort to pick up my car."

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
2000 2nd St, Coronado, CA
The price is $237 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Coronado Ferry Landing, Coronado Beach, and San Diego Convention Center. Petco Park and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (992 reviews)
"The hotel was great; however, i do not feel the resort fee of $40 per day was worth it. They give you beach chairs and towels but they do not have a beach. The restaurant was good, but does not have a large menu. Staff was friendly and attentive. Facilities were clean and linens crisp and bedding ..."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Coronado Beach Resort
Coronado Beach Resort
3 out of 5
1415 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA
The price is $219 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Located in the heart of Coronado, this condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Diego Bay, Coronado Beach, and Naval Base Coronado. San Diego Convention Center ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (441 reviews)
"Ideal location near to beach right across the hotel and surrounded by many restaurants of different cuisine. Rooms were clean and reasonably spacious and all Covid protocols are followed. The front desk staff very courteous and knowledgeable. I would definitely stay there again"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Coronado Beach Resort
B Ave Bungalows Unit A | Cozy Studio, 5-10 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
B Ave Bungalows Unit A | Cozy Studio, 5-10 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
Coronado, CA
Located in the heart of Coronado, this historic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Diego Bay, Coronado Beach, and Naval Base Coronado. San Diego ...
B Ave Bungalows Unit A | Cozy Studio, 5-10 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
B Ave Bungalows Unit B | Large Studio, 5-10 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
B Ave Bungalows Unit B | Large Studio, 5-10 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
Coronado, CA
Located in the heart of Coronado, this historic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of San Diego Bay, Coronado Beach, and Naval Base Coronado. San Diego ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4 reviews)
Comfortable and convenient.
"It was nice but noise from upstairs family was annoying."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

B Ave Bungalows Unit B | Large Studio, 5-10 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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