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Coronado Island

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Address: 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Phone Number:
+1 619-437-8788
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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USD 149.00*
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Private Tour: Coronado Sightseeing from San Diego
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USD 47.00*
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Coronado Food Tour
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USD 55.00*
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San Diego Scenic Tour

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Great sunset at Coronado Beach and Hotel Del

We drove from Las Vegas to visit San Diego and Coronado Island. We drove straight to the beach so we could see the sunset! Thank goodness, as it wasn't very sunny the few days... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove from Las Vegas to visit San Diego and Coronado Island. We drove straight to the beach so we could see the sunset! Thank goodness, as it wasn't very sunny the few days we were there. My kids had a blast putting their feet in the ocean and seeing the sunset. They had never been to the ocean before.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The comedy Some Like it Hot was filmed here and around and in the Hotel Del Coronado. I stayed there in 1970 and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance from the outdoor tennis courts, beach to the inside "birdcage" elevator. A must see if you are travvelling from LA to San Diego....well worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Coronado Island as part of the Old Town Trolley Tour and stopped for a short while. The beach is lovely but there must be more to it than we saw for it to feature in the top ten US beaches list. The hotel was worth a look just for the movie link. There are some lovely houses to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I lived here when I was 1 years old. My old house had been torn down and replaced w a beautiful one. The main shopping district downtown is quaint and fun to walk. Of course "the Del" is breathtaking. Going over the bridge is fun fun.

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure that I would come here unless I was already going to be here or headed here as my destination. It is pretty, and upscale, nice beaches, a few good restaurants - but not much else to do..... sort up the upper end/wealthier side of Imperial Beach -- probably worth a drive through -- and of course you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you travel to San Diego you must take time to visit Coronado Island and The Del! Love the place! Great scenery, neighborhoods, restaurants and shopping!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coronado is a lovely place. We have visited Coronado on a sunny day and the skyline view of San Diego was just tremendous. Streets were clean, houses were well designed and seems like this island is hosting wealthy people of the region. If you want to see San Diego from a distance just like watching New York City from Boorklyn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the variety of shops near the hotel. Easy to walk to them. nice shop owners and lots of choices on a place to get lunch.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By far the best beach in San Diego. It has a very large area with clean sand and fantastic views of the Hotel Del Coronado, the Pacific Ocean and Point Loma.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent beach, ocean views and great historical neighborhoods. Walk the Strand on concrete adjacent to the beach and enjoy incredible sunsets

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