The Hotel del Coronado is a must see attraction as Coronado's marquee site and hotel. It opened its doors in 1888 and has since hosted U.S. presidents, international heads of state, the Hollywood elite, and many of the world’s aristocracy. It sports Queen Anne beauty that is 125 years old.
Take one of the kayak or bike tours or rent bikes, kayaks, and the other equipment you need to explore on your own. To access the street, San Diego MTS bus service stops a few blocks from the location, so be sure to get on the 30 line. There are two locations: Bike and Kayak - Coronado 1201 1st St, Coronado Bike and Kayak - San Diego 2158 Avenida De La Playa, San Diego
Golf Digest has rated this par 72 course as one of the best public courses in the country. Just minutes from downtown San Diego, Coronado Municipal Golf Course places you in the center of all the action. Test your skills with all 6,590 yards from the blue tees.
Located on the Naval Amphibious Base, this memorial honors those from the Navy and Coast Guard who died supporting naval operations during the Vietnam War. Visitors without a Department of Defense ID card and base sticker must be escorted by someone who has these forms of identification. These arrangements may be made in advance by contacting the phone number listed.
The Museum of History and Art features fascinating exhibits showcasing Coronado's emergence as one of California's top destinations. Permanent galleries highlight Coronado's settlers, the role of the U.S. Navy, the landmark Hotel del Coronado, and the Tent City summer resort. A third gallery features a quarterly rotation of traveling and special exhibits connected to Coronado's history, art, and architecture.
Wetsuit and board rental are available in addition to surfing lessons for individuals or groups of all abilities by professional instructors. All lessons include professional instruction, full body wetsuits, and use of a soft surfboard. The approximate time for each lesson is 1.5 hours with at least 1 hour+ spent in the water with an instructor. You may book lessons online.
Ferries at the Landing have docked and transported passengers for more than 125 years. There are opportunities for world-class shopping and dining, as well as sight-seeing. Monthly entertainment events are held, so check the website for details of upcoming events. Nearby attractions include SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and much more.
Known as one of the best seafood choices, The Fish Company has acclaimed reviews for local seafood, prepared expertly. They serve Asian Fusion dishes with a full-service sushi bar. Some menu highlights include the yellowtail (hamachi) and albacore tuna rolls, hand rolls, sashimi, and special rolls. Intimate outdoor seating is available, and the main dining room has a flat-screen television.
Chez Loma is expert French cuisine right in Coronado. Chef Chez Loma’s and partner Alejandro Martinez dazzle the palate with braised meats, crisp vegetables, simple vinaigrettes, free-reign cattle, and wild caught fish. The staff are widely knowledgeable about the food and wines, so your experience will be second to none.
Vigilucci’s loves to impress with the finest of Italian cuisine. Dine with views of Orange Avenue and Point Loma. Menu favorites include the pasta dishes, savory veal, prime steak, and seafood, paired with award-winning wine. Choose to dine at the martini lounge or piano bar as well.
If a great view of the Pacific Ocean is what you crave, the Sun Deck Bar & Grill is the place for you to go for light far and drinks. From its Hotel del Coronado location, sip on cocktails and dine on grilled favorites with Pacific vistas and seasonal live entertainment.
Bar Mistral is located at Loews Hotel Coronado Bay. The upscale lounge has both signature craft cocktails and wine by the glass. Inquire about their sommelier-recommended vintages from the wine room. Multiple clear windows overlook the bay, making Bar Mistral perfect for after hours. The regular Mistral menu is available, with entrees are served in half-portions for half the price.
Ferry Landing Marketplace is popular for its shops, art galleries, fine dining and casual eateries, all with great skyline views of downtown San Diego. There are over 20 shops, including imports, memorabilia, seashells, men’s sportswear, fine art, women’s clothing and shoes, stationery, and more.
Brady's Menswear is located in Hotel del Coronado as one of its signature apparel stores. Find a collection of European-inspired modern trends, from classic sport coats to unique sportswear. There are distinctive leather jackets for men and women. Brands include Remy, Jack Victor, Robert Graham, St. Croix, Torras of Spain, Alberto Jeans, Born and Geox shoes and more.
San Diego International Airport serves the Coronado area with domestic flights and international flights to Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Japan. SAN services the following airlines: Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines, United Airlines Express, US Airways and more. Ground transportation at SAN is provided by door-to-door shuttles, inter-terminal shuttles, limousines, charters, Amtrak and Coaster, rental cars, taxis and Metro buses. Most common is a taxi. The ride takes 15 to 20 minutes. Public transportation is available via the Flyer Route No. 992, a Metropolitan Transit System bus that offers services to and from the airport and downtown San Diego. The bus stops between Terminals 1 and 2 and the Commuter Terminal.
The Metropolitan Transit System provides public transit service for Central, South, Northeast and Southeast San Diego County. Two buses operate in Coronado itself, with the 901 originating downtown and the 904 originating at the Coronado Island Marriott and Ferry Landing along Orange Avenue. Fares are from $2.50 and there are day passes available.