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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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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Coronado is a special place to see. It has cute little shops and wonderful restaurants to eat at. The Hotel Del Coronado is a landmark that you must see. Many Presidents and movie stars have stayed at this hotel. It is beautiful inside and has a beautiful patio with a bar that overlooks the ocean and places to eat at.

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Santa Rosa CA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Coronado Island is an interesting combination of laid-back and elegant. Staying there is surprisingly affordable. Shopping and dining establishments line Orange St., the main avenue. The beach is superb. Access to San Diego is easy.

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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We love it here. It is a fun place to walk around. First visited 51 years ago and it always seems the same after all these years....just higher priced real estate. Nice clean town, friendly people, easy to get around. So many lovely restaurants to choose from, both big and small.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I would like to retire here - just a beautiful island close to San Diego but a totally different pace - everyone has a smile on their face and business is bustling but not overcrowded - relaxed and quaint - love love love it there

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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147 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Coronado was founded by the Spanish and still retains its old world charm. There are charming Victorian buildings, restaurants and cafes. There are a number of interesting craft and souvenir shops. The views of the San Diego skyline are amazing. The US fleet is in plain sight along with the aircraft carrier USS Midway.

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Ovilla, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Coronado was upscale, clean, friendly, and not TOO busy. Downtown San Diego is a few mile drive over a beautiful bridge, but is more fast-paced (not what I need for a vacation getaway)

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Super clean island, with delicious restaurants. We loved spending our days walking around the island visiting the museum, restaurants, beaches and the little shops.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This place is pretty great, beautiful beach w gold sparkles in the sand. Quiet and peaceful until a fire jet comes flying through making earth shake for a few seconds . It's really cool just sitting on the beach watching it . So much history , from the Del Coronado Hotel to the Naval base. Def worth crossing that bridge... More

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

This is truly a real gem in San Diego. If you go to San Diego, be sure to visit Coronado Island. We stayed at the Loews Hotel and it was fabulous. The staff is wonderful. The rooms are clean and beautiful. The outdoor patio is really special.

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Coronado is a quaint, beautiful and weird little place. The beaches, on the ocean side are some of California's best, and the boating and kayaking on the bay side is terrific. Parking downtown is only $.25 per hour at the meters - insanely low priced! There is good food to be had and many restaurant options. The weird part is... More

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