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From laid-back beach communities to upscale urban diversions, you can choose your own adventure on Coronado Island. Book a beach rental to spend your days playing in the surf on Pacific Beach or exploring the tide pools at La Jolla cove. Explore the world-renowned SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo. Or stay downtown with the trendy shops and restaurants of the Gaslamp Quarter at your fingertips.

Family Activities

Hotel Del Coronado Tour

Hotel Del Coronado Tour

Volunteer docents from the Coronado Historical Association lead tours throughout the historic Hotel del Coronado. Tours depart on Tues at 10:30 and Fri, Sat and Sun at 2pm. $15, children under six are free. Reservations required. (619) 437-8788

Gondola Company Tour

Gondola Company Tour

4000 Loews Coronado Bay Rd – Cruise through the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays in Venetian style, guided by a gondolier. Tours are about an hour and include a complimentary hors d’oeuvre or dessert plate. Packages start at $85 for two people. (619) 429-6317 or gondolacompany.com.

Segway of Coronado

Segway of Coronado

112 C Ave – If you’re looking for something exciting Prices start at $69 per person, reservations recommended. (619) 522-9011 or segwayofcoronado.com.

Off Island Tours

Off Island Tours

Other tour companies can take you to explore the attractions across the bay such as Old Town Trolley Tours (800) 868-7482 or trolleytours.com. Many companies offer tours or brunch/dinner cruises of San Diego Bay including San Diego Harbor Excursions (800) 442-7847 or sdhe.com, and Hornblower Cruises and Events (888) 467-6256 or hornblower.com. For a thrilling 30-minute aerial tour of San Diego and Coronado, try Corporate Helicopters (858) 505-5650 or corporatehelicopters.com.

Local Attractions

Sea World

Sea World

Explore the ocean world at SeaWorld San Diego. Get up close and personal with hundreds of sea creatures and their environment. Experience “Believe”, the visually-stunning Shamu show; encounter polar bears at Wild Arctic; and brave the daring drop on the Journey To Atlantis water coaster. Enjoy a fun-filled day with Sesame Street! Experience the new 4-D movie, Sesame Street™ Lights, Camera, Imagination! Afterwards, come play in the all-new themed play area, Sesame Street Bay of Play featuring three family-friendly rides.

Museum of History & Art

Museum of History & Art

1100 Orange Ave – Explore Coronado’s fascinating past at the museum, with galleries showcasing Coronado’s early development including the history of the Hotel del Coronado and Tent City and the role of the military. A special exhibit gallery changes seasonally. Entry by donation. Also home to the Coronado Visitor Center, the neoclassical building was built in 1910 to house Coronado’s first bank. Open Mon-Fri, 9 to 5, Sat and Sun, 10 to 5. (619) 435-7242 or coronadohistory.org.

Lamb’s Player Theater

Lamb’s Player Theater

1142 Orange Ave – Lamb’s Players is a professional, non-profit performing arts organization that offers an annual five-play season from January through November. December is filled with Christmas productions including their annual Festival of Christmas and An American Christmas held at the Hotel del Coronado. (619) 437-0600 or lambsplayers.org

Coronado Playhouse

Coronado Playhouse

1835 Strand Way – The community theater group puts on six productions a year for about a six-week run each. All performers, stage and technical crew are volunteers. The playhouse is a 100-seat cabaret-style theater in the Coronado Community Center with a full service bar. (619) 435-4856 or coronadoplayhouse.com.

Art-In-The-Park

Art-In-The-Park

Spreckels Park, 6th St and Orange Ave – This outdoor gallery features more than 50 artists who display works of art including oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, etching, photography, wood and metal work, stained glass, ceramics and more. 9am to 4pm, first and third Sunday of each month, year round. Canceled in the event of rain.(619) 435-3555 or coronadoartassn.com.

Coronado Ferry Landing

Coronado Ferry Landing

1201 First St – Enjoy a wide selection of specialty shops, galleries and restaurants with fabulous views of downtown San Diego. There is also a bayfront bike path, sandy beach and fishing pier. Catch the passenger ferry for the 20-minute trip across the bay to San Diego’s waterfront attractions. Enjoy concerts starting at 1pm on Sundays year round, Saturdays as well during the summer. Visit Coronado Farmers’ Market every Tuesday from 2:30 to 6pm. (619) 435-8895 or coronadoferrylandingshops.com.

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Its collection of animals, as well as its plant collection of over 6,500 species, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the entire world.

San Diego Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park

Experience a unique adventure at the 2,100-acre preserve where animals wander freely in surroundings much like their native homelands. A quiet monorail, pathways and animal shows enable visitors to observe the animals and many species of exotic plants.

Balboa Park

Balboa Park

The nation’s largest urban cultural park. Home to 15 major museums, renowned performing arts venues, beautiful gardens and the San Diego Zoo, the Park has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions, plays, musicals, concerts, and classes—all in the beautiful and timeless setting of this must-see San Diego attraction.

USS Midway

USS Midway

The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Go to sea without leaving port! Explore more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 27 restored aircraft. Located in downtown San Diego.

Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego

Within walking distance there are a great many places to shop with unique products and a quaint atmosphere. Bazaar del Mundo, Fiesta de Reyes, the Old Town Market and many smaller shops offer a variety of uncommon gifts. The weather, the food and the history make Old Town San Diego one of the best places to visit in California. While in San Diego be sure to experience the adventure that is Old Town.

Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter

Our National Historic District is San Diego’s premier entertainment destination and your personal downtown playground.

Nearby Shopping

Orange Ave, Coronado

Orange Ave, Coronado

Offering a variety of boutique stores, jewelry stores, and so forth. Orange Avenue caters to visitors with upscale merchandise, while “regular” stores and offices round out the shopping district.

Gaslamp Quarter

Gaslamp Quarter

This festive neighborhood features jazz clubs and nightclubs, sidewalk cafes and restaurants, artist galleries, and micro breweries. You’ll find a great variety of galleries and shops sprinkled throughout the 16 square-block district.

Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego offers the fun and charm of Old Mexico in downtown San Diego. Don’t miss the colorful shopping, dining, historic sites, and parks.

Seaport Village

Seaport Village

Seaport Village is located on San Diego’s waterfront and features the character of Old Monterey, Victorian San Francisco, and traditional Mexico. Discover unique shops while you wander down the scenic harbor-side paths.

Westfield Mall – Horton Plaza Mall

Westfield Mall – Horton Plaza Mall

Offers a five level outdoor shopping mall located in downtown San Diego. It stands on six and a half city blocks and is adjacent to the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Outdoor Recreation

Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach

The main two-mile beach has four sections. At the foot of the Coronado Shores condominium towers is South Beach where the hull of the sunken gambling ship, the Monte Carlo, can be seen at low tide. The section starting at the Hotel del Coronado past the life guard tower is Central Beach overlooked by the stately homes along Ocean Boulevard. North Beach attracts surfers in the morning, and fire rings are available for bonfires at night. At the far north is Dog Beach where canines can play leash-free.

Tennis

Tennis

There are 19 public tennis courts throughout Coronado, most of which are lighted. The Coronado Tennis Center at 1501 Glorietta Blvd has eight courts, and private and group instruction is available. (619) 435-1616.

Golf

Golf

Coronado Municipal Golf Course – Opened in 1957, Coronado’s public golf course continues to reign as one of the finest public courses in Southern California. With views of the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and Glorietta Bay, the 72-par, 130-acre 18-hole course is open 7 days a week and offers a driving range, pro shop and restaurant. (619) 435-3121 or golfcoronado.com.

Camping

Camping

Silver Strand State Beach is the only public camping area in Coronado. Visitors must have a self-contained RV with a closed water system, running water and toilet. No tent camping is allowed. (619) 435-5184 or parks.ca.gov. RVs under 24’ can park on the street for 72 hours but cannot be used as a residence. Larger vehicles will need a permit.

Water Activities

Water Activities

Action Sport Rental – Rentals including sailboats, power boats, jet skis, kayaks and bikes. Sailing lessons, sailing excursions, water skiing and wakeboarding adventures are available. (619) 424-4466 or actionsportrentals.com.

Silver Strand Beach

Silver Strand Beach

4.5 miles south of Coronado, this beach has fire rings, lifeguards, restrooms and showers. This is one of the best kiteboarding areas in Southern California, both on the relatively calm bay waters and in the ocean surf. An underpass allows access to the bayside beach and picnic area as well as Loews Coronado Bay Resort. South of the developed area, there are 3.5 miles of ocean and natural preserve.

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