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“Upscale Island time connected to big city attractions”
Review of Coronado Island

Coronado Island
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Private Tour: Coronado Sightseeing from San Diego
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Coronado
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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. 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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“Upscale Island time connected to big city attractions”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We liked the weather (50 - 70 deg. temp. daily range) on a great Pacific beach and the upscale casual feel of the locals and the visitors. Coronado has a large military commitment, some commercial business,and many full time residents. It is not just a beach vacation area and access to downtown and the coast cities to the North is quite simple (LaJolla, Del Mar, etc.). The island dining is excellent in selection and quality.
Life is friendly and casual with little to no see or be seen parading done, and relaxing is easy to do. We drove up the Coast and visited the "sights" in San Diego, then retreated back to Coronado to lay back - so we had Island culture and big city attractions 10 mins across the bridge or by ferry.
We will be back next year....

Visited January 2013
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“This is the life!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Love this little piece of paradise.
Really exudes and air of casual beach living.
When in San diego take a drive and enjoy a calmer better quality of life feeling.
I felt safe here, compared to always having to "watch out" on streets of San Diego.
Don't miss the grandiose Coronado Hotel

Visited January 2013
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“Great place to visit”
Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Lovely relaxed place to visit if you're in San Diego. Got the ferry over and walked to the other side to see the hotel & Pacific Ocean. Wandered around marvelling at the beautiful houses overlooking the ocean. Got the bus back over the bridge with great views. Great day out!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

I almost got my truck towed on Coronado Island. Then watched a City Police get yelled at by a local for not letting her park in a no parking zone. She was irate. So was the women who was trying to get my truck towed for parking on private property.

Visited February 2013
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Prescott, Arizona
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“Bike ride around the island”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

You an rent bikes a few places; one is right at the ferry landing, great way to slow down to "island pace".

Visited December 2012
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