Coronado, CA

Travel Guide
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, 92118
The price is $206 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
$206
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Coronado. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
Wonderful place to stay!
"This was a wonderful place to stay!! Our family was very comfortable here and all the staff was so friendly! They had complimentary shuttles to downtown coranado and they had golf carts and took us to the beach! The pool area was great for the family! It was a very relaxing place to stay"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

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, 92118
The price is $400 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
$400
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Coronado. Enjoy free WiFi, 6 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,002 reviews)
"Love The Del!"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

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, 92118
The price is $303 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
$303
per night
Jan 2 - Jan 3
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Coronado. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"Beautiful cottages, nice staff, on a wonderful walking/bike path a long the water.Dog friendly. Lovely gym, pickleball & tennis c I urts, lap pool, and yoga classes"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2022

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, 92118
Stay at this 3-star condo in Coronado. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (499 reviews)
"I had a really nice time here, just noted that most of the amenities are really only available during the day. Unless you are hanging around at 3 pm, You can't really take advantage of most of them."

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Coronado Beach Resort
Unit A - B Ave Bungalows · Cozy Beach Studio, 5 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
Unit A - B Ave Bungalows · Cozy Beach Studio, 5 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
Coronado, CA
Stay at this apartment in Coronado. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions San Diego Zoo and Petco Park are located nearby. Discover ...
Unit A - B Ave Bungalows · Cozy Beach Studio, 5 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
Unit C - B Ave Bungalows · Surf Shack Studio, 5 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
Unit C - B Ave Bungalows · Surf Shack Studio, 5 Min Walk to Coronado Beach!
Coronado, CA
Stay at this apartment in Coronado. Enjoy WiFi, a garden, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions San Diego Zoo and Petco Park are located nearby. Discover ...
Unit C - B Ave Bungalows · Surf Shack Studio, 5 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.

Popular places to visit

Things to do

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Coronado

Cities near Coronado