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Coronado Island

1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
619-437-8788
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Coronado
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Type: Islands
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The beach is great. Had lots of great meals at outdoor cafes. Free concert in the park. Easy to get around.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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645 reviews 645 reviews
303 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This place is truly beautiful. What a wonderful getaway or day trip. The trip across the bridge gives you beautiful views, an the island itself is lovely. I just can't say enough about the true beauty here! Park on a side road and walk on the beach. Treat yourself to a meal or snack at the Hotel del Coronado, and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I don't know why I never wrote a review about one of my favorite places to visit. Whenever we are in San Diego (I love it there too) we always go over to Coronado Island. It makes you feel like you are somewhere very special but not pretentious or overdone. We love to go to Hotel del Coronado and just... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I would go here again but not the first place I would return. It is a very charming beach community with shops and nice restaurants away from any negatives you may encounter in the city.

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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Coronado has a very nice beach. If you love body surfing, you will be in heaven. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from. A ferry is available for a quick jaunt over to San Diego. The Navy has a base on the island and it's fun to watch the ships and aircraft. Just a very nice place for... More

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A short drive across the bridge from Downtown San Diego. As a local I take every opportunity to visit, even so far as having my Denist and Lawyer on the island just so I'll have a reason to visit. A great way to see the Island is to go to the Ferry Landing at the north end, that's a right... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Drove down to the far end to the state beach entrance...$10 to park for the day. We walked the beach then found a nice open spot to lay out our towels. The weather was perfect 85 and breezy, perfect sound of the ocean lulling us into relaxation mode. A nice little beach respite after brunch...then we walked in the water... More

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Cambridge
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We parked near where the ferry departs from and walked around the waterfront, there are a number of restaurants and cafés. There are great views across to Downtown San Diego. The ferry runs regularly, it is cheaper to,park here and take the ferry if you intend to be all day. We then drove up to the Coronado Hotel. We wandered... More

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Israel
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Loved this Island, it is very calm, nice promenade near the water, nice beaches, the atmosphere is very good, very clean. Highly recommended

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful laid back area of San Diego. Clean beaches with great shops and restaurants. We spend plenty of time on Silver strand beach and always found areas away from any crowds. Our son loved the waves and body boarding.

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