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One day on Coronado only

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One day on Coronado only

Due to a very tight itineary we will only have 2 nights, 1 full day on Coronado. Originally we thought we would stay around Old Town somewhere but came across some very good pointers to Coronado while doing some research into what to see and do around San Diego which we have visited before some years ago, but staying on Coronado really appeals now. Would it be possible to see round the island by bike if we rented one for either a half or full day? Any must see sights doable by bike? We are 2 reasonably fit and health retirees so imagne a simple flat bike ride well within our capablities. Hopefully we intend to stay at La Avenida so would use that as a starting point. Any suggestions gratefully received!

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1. Re: One day on Coronado only

Hi Wonderar,

Coronado is not really an island! It is a long peninsula sticking out into San Diego Bay. It is a flat easy bike ride.You will see residential neighborhoods and beach. The main place that people make sure to see is the historic(Victorian)Hotel del Coronado which is walkable from La Avenida. The beach is also walkable. IF you are ambitious you could also bike to the ferry landing and take the bikes onto the passenger ferry that crosses the bay to downtown San Diego. You could also bike along the Silver Strand which is the thin strip of land attaching Coronado to the mainland.

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2. Re: One day on Coronado only

We had a great time riding our bikes around Coronado when we were there. The Hotel Del is a Historic Hotel worth touring. You could grab a bite to eat at The Sheerwater there which has very good food and oceanviews. Have fun! :)

Hertfordshire...
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3. Re: One day on Coronado only

Thanks very much both of you.

It certainly seems a bike trip is on the cards. Have done some more research since reading your posts and the Silver Strand is very much something that would interest us plus a good way of seeing the scenery of Coronado. Think we will go for the half day so we can chill out in the afternoon after the fresh air and exercise of the morning! Looking forward to seeing the Hotel Del as well after seeing it on my favorite film 'Some like it hot'!

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4. Re: One day on Coronado only

I bought the DVD at The Del for a souviner. Great movie! :)

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5. Re: One day on Coronado only

Yes it is. Have seen loads of times - got the dvd too - and it still makes me laugh!

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