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Coronado Island

1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
619-437-8788
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Ranked #1 of 12 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great place and wonderful beaches with plenty of facilities at the beach. Best dog friendly beach ever

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Tucson, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Don't miss this beautiful island and be sure to visit the Del Coronado Hotel which is superb. The whole island is so well kept and the beaches pristine. Many good restaurants, shops to choose from. Brigantine and Miguel's come to mind.

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Coronado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

its a dream of a place. Beautiful weather, beautiful and friendly people. Nice places to eat and go out, and beautiful Hotel Del!!

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Staying at the Del, the town of Coronado was super convenient and offered everything we needed. Surf shops for beach toys, Diner style cafe and brand name restaurants like Starbucks and Brueggers for Breakfast. Small movie theater, parks and unique shops with treats and clothing. Safe and clean place to take family.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Came for a convention. Love the history of the place, truly a unique and beautiful hotel. Our room was near the pool and had a private patio. Very well appointed, looked to have been renovated within the last few years. Room was spacious enough, beds very comfortable. Would not recommend this area if you want a quiet escape, but it... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

While attending a convention in San Diego, my group traveled over to Coronado Island for an afternoon to see the beach ranked so highly. We took the ferry priced at only $8 per person that took merely 10 minutes or so. We made one huge mistake, though. We didn't realize that the beach that's made Coronado so famous is actually... More

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We enjoyed the laid back style of the Island. People were so friendly. Has great restaurants and shopping was fun. Nice to be able to walk to the beach. We walked through the Del Coronado and it was beautiful. Felt really safe there.

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Salem, Oregon
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The island is pretty large. The attractions are the hotel Del Coronado, a strip of shops and restaurants (many upscale as well as mid range) and the beaches. This is obviously and affluent area, with lush landscaping. Visiting the hotel is a must.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My friend and I took the Ferry over and spent all afternoon there. We walked up Orange Avenue, walked around Hotel Del, then spent some time on the beach. Then we walked back up Orange Avenue on the other side to take it all in. I would definitely recommend spending time on Coronado, even if it's just for an afternoon!

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Brisbane
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

A great way to spend a few hours. Catch the ferry over and explore the island. I loved walking across from the bay side to the surf side admiring the beautiful homes along the way. Also good to go to the hotel for a drink on the deck and watch the world go by. Lots of shops and cafés on... More

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