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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
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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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Private Tour: Coronado Sightseeing from San Diego
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San Diego Scenic Tour

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Excellent spot to unwind with colleagues

If the timing is right, after your meetings conclude for the day, make your way to Coronado for a cocktail at the Sunset bar. The view is sensational and the setting is nostalgic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If the timing is right, after your meetings conclude for the day, make your way to Coronado for a cocktail at the Sunset bar. The view is sensational and the setting is nostalgic.

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Toronto, Canada
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Across from San Diego, Coronado sits. The beach that stretches wide and long is magnificent. Once on the same day, we saw both Army Seals training and dolphins rising from the surf. The sand appears to be harboring bits of gold as it shimmers magnetically. You can walk and walk here. The Hotel del Coronado is an icon that has... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Coronado Island is a picturesque community of beaches, beautiful homes, and history. It's a stone's throw from San Diego and a totally relaxing feel to it. Best of both worlds for a vacation.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The vast clean beaches of Coronado are a delightful surprise! Views of the water and the city of San Diego (depending where you are) are wonderful. The main street of the town of Coronado is full of boutiques, restaurants and bars. A cool beach town vibe. A day in Coronado is a great addition to anyone's visit to San Diego!

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Eldora, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Unless you are going during the day to use the beaches, it is basically a restaurant location in the evening. There are some shops right around the Ferry landing. The Ferry ride to get to the island was nice, and cheaper than taking a taxi as the bridge requires a rather long taxi ride to get to the entrance on... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This just a great place for a vacation or day trip. With beaches, hotels, restaurants, shopping, and just plain sightseeing. The trip over the (now toll free) bridge is well worth the time, and then it just gets better. You won't want to miss this attraction. If your into things military, this is also where the SEALs train, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A day spent wandering around Coronado is like a day spent in a quaint beach town. Lots of quirky little shops, great food choices, stunning views, your choice of bay versus ocean. Whether you drive over the iconic bay bridge or come up from Imperial Beach, the views are lovely. Such a fun relaxing place! Still on my bucket list... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the ferry over to the island from San Diego ( about a 5-10 minute trip). You purchase tickets at a machine right by the ferry boat dock. It takes credit cards. The island is very beautiful and makes for a lovely day walking around. We decided to walk from the ferry dock on the island to the other... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting San Diego, take some time and cross the bridge over to Coronado Island. The views from the Coronado Bridge alone are breathtaking! The town seems to offer great views from every side whether views of the bay, downtown San Diego, or the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to visit the historic Hotel Del Coronado- the grand old hotel will... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coronado Island has everything. Small town village feel, just a bridge away from the bustle of San Diego, good restaurants, true local farmer's market, beach, views and friendly shop owners. Just a great getaway location!

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