Everyone in California knows that the best
beaches in San Diego are on Coronado Island. Being linked to downtown
San Diego by the Island Bay Bridge, Coronado is home to the SEALs training
center and the Naval Air Station Coronado. A military powerhouse, the
island of Coronado always has something going on.
One of the best features on Coronado Island is
the world famous Hotel Del Coronado. This Victorian style seaside hotel
was established in 1888, and was easily one of the biggest and best hotels
of that era. The hotel was hosted in the past by the infamous Marilyn
Monroe and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
The Hotel Del Coronado has some of the
best service in California, along with breathtaking views of the San Diego
area. The restaurant here is one of the best around, and even if you aren't
staying here, you can enjoy a great meal. Each and every year, thousands
of people visit Coronado just to stay at this world class hotel - yes,
it's that good.
The Ferry Landing is also a great addition
to what Coronado Island has to offer. The Ferry Landing Marketplace offers
you 30+ shops, restaurants, and art galleries. You can walk around and
check out what the marketplace has to offer, or enjoy a visit to the Tidelands
There are great places to walk and bicycle
here, with awesome views of skyline San Diego. At sunset, this is one
of the best places to be. On Tuesdays, you can find a farmers market here
The Coronado Beach is located here as well,
along the Travel Channel. North of the beach there's the Best Weekend
Getaway Beach. Even in the summer, the Coronado Beach isn't crowded, giving
your family plenty of room to enjoy the splendors of one of California's
From the Glorietta Bay Inn in Coronado,
you can take a walking tour. Tours leave several times a week, showing
you everything the area has to offer. This is a great way to learn more
about the area. Or, if you like, you can let someone else do the driving
and try a pedicab tour.
For the romantic, the Gondola Cruise helps
to take the pressure out of life. A romantic spin through the canals of
Coronado Cays can be quite the break from the ordinary.
You can reach Coronado Island from San
Diego by taking the Coronado Bay Bridge exit off I-5. By water from San
Diego, you can take the Coronado Ferry that runs hourly from 9 AM - 10
PM. Walking from the Ferry Landing to Hotel Del Coronado is a little over