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Coronado Island

1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
619-437-8788
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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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Surrey, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Wish I had the money I would move to this place! No two house can be the same and no more than two stories to a building. Got to love these ordinances. It was a lovely little tour we had of this island and the beach by Coronado Hotel. Enjoyed it tremendously. The beach is so beautiful and clean water... More

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Coming over the bridge the view is quite impressive. This is a nice area, but very commercialized and busy. Lots of shops and restaurants. I tend to prefer quieter beaches.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Drove over the bridge and discovered the gorgeous beach, hip downtown area with lots of restaurants and shopping, the beautiful Coronado Hotel and great skyline views of San Diego. Wish we had time to go back at night - will do next time.

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San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You can walk to restaurants and shops and the Hotel Del is right across the street. You can play golf at the local course and see spectacular views. You can go to Imperial Beach or into San Diego. I promise you will not run out of things to do.

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Mariposa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A beautiful island with a tropical feel, walk about, lots of shops, eateries and fountains and TRAFFIC!!! We didn't drive but road the county transit bus from the ferry landing to the famous del Coronado hotel- also beautiful- but a bit stodgy and snooty. But do go to the island for a half day - the ferry ride is easy... More

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I was in San Diego for a business trip. And all the locals said go to Coronado and check out the Hotel over there. So I decided to take the Ferry there to see what the hype was. As I was going over there. The San Diego skyline of the City was amazing and even better at night coming back.... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Coronado is one of my favourite places. The weather's warm, the people are chilled and the surrounding neighbourhoods are nice. Get the ferry over from san diego and grab a coffee and a bite to eat at one of the many eating establishments at ferry landing. There are also a few touristy type shops to browse while you're there. After... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Coronado island is just across the water from San Diego and can be reached by car or a 20 minute ferry ride which is what I did. If you like shopping, its all there as far as little artsy shops. A fantastic couple of miles of beaches too. Many places to eat. You can either rent bikes to get around... More

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DeWitt, Michigan
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband has a teaching job at the NAS this week, after dropping him off for the day I explored the island. You can go from hectic to tranquil, the beach is beautiful. The traffic gets heavy in early morning and early evening, patience is good. Everyone I encountered were very friendly and the views of the bridge and San... More

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

From the Coronado Hotel to SIgnal Island as well as he San Diego Bay you will see the sky light up. Plenty of street parking but we road bikes in which made it easier to get out.

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