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Address: 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Phone Number: 619-437-8788
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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We took the ferry (actually a small boat) over from the Convention Center (it was like $8). We saw some dolphins on the way over and then walked from one end of the island to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry (actually a small boat) over from the Convention Center (it was like $8). We saw some dolphins on the way over and then walked from one end of the island to the other ending at the Hotel de Coronado. It was definitely worth a stop on our trip to San Diego. We took an uber back... More 

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Liberal, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Family vacation. Stayed at Loews Hotel. The shops & restaurants are great. This place is so pretty. Hidden gem! Will be back!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous place with lots of restaurants and shopping all within walking distance! Absolutely beautiful place! We stayed at the Beach Village at the Hotel del Coronado and it was Perfect!

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A quiet, serene and relaxing getaway! Something for everyone in the family, couple or even single. Many military families and travelers from around the world. The atmosphere is welcoming & cozy! Many restaurants to choose from as well as lodging.

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of good eating and people watching. Folks with a lot of money and plenty of chances to show it off. Fun for a while.

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Randolph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Adorable downtown area, great bike paths, nice restaurants, limited shopping. Great breakfast spot is the Villa Nueva

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Houston, Texas
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Coronado was a short ferry ride from San Diego. The homes were nice, and so was the hotel del Coronado. I didn't have time for a drink or to eat, but would like to do both on my next visit. The beach at the hotel was nice, too.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

love Coronado's laid back atmosphere so close to the city without the traffic, etc. Wonderful restaurants, shops, beach and community theater.

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The OC, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It's good enough for me! L. Frank Baum wrote "The Wizard of Oz" while he stayed here, and it's easy to see why someone could come here and relax and write one of the favorite stories of all time. The island is all about relaxing. The beautiful Hotel Del Coronado is the jewel in the crown, even though I've never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visited to pass a few free hours one afternoon in San Diego. Took a pleasant ferry ride to the island and enjoyed a leisurely afternoon walking around and visiting shops and restaurants. The beach is small, but nice to walk along and spend some time at.

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