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Address: 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Phone Number: 619-437-8788
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Beautiful island with lots of charm and plenty of restaurants and beach. If you are looking for a great beach in SD, visit Coronado!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful island with lots of charm and plenty of restaurants and beach. If you are looking for a great beach in SD, visit Coronado!

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Coronado, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Perfect place to vacation. The number one beach in the country! Take the farry to San Diego to Shelter Island and the board walk. The movie house is a must! Very Art Deco. Most restaurants and bars have happy hours. Music in the park across the street from the library is a must on Sunday afternoon along with arts in... More 

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Cool, CA
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232 reviews 232 reviews
54 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Some times you do things that you have heard about all your life and have never seen. This was one of those bucket list items that we checked off. It was interesting and scenic. Pick a day when traffic is not insane.

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Orange County, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We love walking on the Beach, around various parts of the Island, going into the shops and stores on the main street and RIDING our Bicycles around the loop on the Island because it's not only beautiful but it's almost completely flat. That for me is an easy bicyclers dream.....good exercise too.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Coronado is a gem, tucked away from downtown San Diego out on the water. A terrific charming downtown area with lots of boutique type shops and many restaurants (not chains). Its a great walk to explore this area.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Visited Coronado from San Diego for a few hours. Took the ferry over and walked the neighborhood streets, through the fragrance of lovely flowers and bungalow homes. What a treat of a day. Strolled the streets and shops, visited the ocean and let the waves kiss my feet. A wonderful way to spend the morning. Lovely island to enjoy!

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Noida, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The beach is so serene and beautiful specially the sunset was something amazing to watch for . Though it gets a bit crowdy in evening but still the beauty makes up for it.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Love it! The beach is golden, even though the water is too cold to swim, we rented wetsuits and a surf board and had fun. The zoo was big and it took us all day to walk it.

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Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Perfect place to relax and reconnect. Go for a stroll, rent a bike, go swimming, go to the spa...it was fabulous!

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Strand is ideal for a long run or bike ride. Not much traffic to deal with, hard to get lost. Flat and fast - not concrete!

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