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Get out of the Cold – A Guide to Coronado During Winter Months

Posted 9 years, 9 months ago

Winter is one of the sunniest seasons in Coronado. And without the threat of the marine layer that coined the terms “May Grey” and “June Gloom,” travelers can just soak in that California sunshine. Here are some of our favorite things to do during the winter: 


Few golf courses have as incredible views as the Coronado Municipal Golf Course.  Their 360 view includes the Coronado Bridge to the east, the Hotel Del Coronado and harbor to the east and the bay sweeping the entire south side of the course. The course itself has been designed to impress with palm tress, glistening lakes and white sand traps. The 18-hole course is fully equipped with all of the conveniences to make any golfer feel at ease.

Golf game a little rusty? Look into getting a private lesson. Don’t worry if your golf set didn’t make the trip. Their pro shop has top of the line club rentals as well as cart rentals.


Lawn Bowling

Coronado has its very own “Coronado Lawn Bowling Club,” with perfectly tailored greens to allow bowlers to master their throws. Recently celebrating 75 years of friendly competition, the club provides competition for all ages and skill sets.

Never played? This easy to learn game is very similar to Bocce Ball. The Club offers lessons at various times throughout the year so you can be out on the green in no time!


Pickle Ball

This active game has become all the rage throughout the nation. A cross between badminton, tennis, and ping-pong, Pickle Ball has been captivating all types of players, whether eight or eighty-eight.

And you can play it outside yearlong in Coronado. The City of Coronado Tennis Center holds drop-in matches most Saturday afternoons or at the High School courts on Wednesday evenings.


Whale Watching Tours

Each December to March marks the height of whale season in San Diego County. With over 25,000 gray whales migrating from the Arctic to the warm waters of Baja and back, chances of seeing one of these majestic creatures is pretty high.

For those who haven’t gotten their sea legs, stay on land and head up to lookout at Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma. For the adventurous sort, consider one of the many whale-watching tours out of the San Diego Bay. Running into a (or several) pod of whales on a whale watching adventure is one of the most exhilarating experiences out on the bay!

Some whale watching tours guarantee sightings, allowing you to continue to venture out with them until you see the majestic animals. Others come with a seasickness guarantee. If you loose your lunch, they will treat you a meal at a local fine dining establishment. With several options whale-sighting options, you are sure to find the right way for you to experience the magic of whale season.


Poolside Lounging

The only cold current in Coronado during the winter is the Pacific Ocean. Not a problem with the heated pool at the Coronado Inn. Days hanging poolside allow you to catch up on your reading list, master several Sudoku games or just take in the sunshine. With poolside Wi-Fi, your favorite reads are only a download away.

While Coronado is a great destination year round, the nonstop sunshine in the winter months make it the perfect snowbird getaway. If you are looking for affordable lodging on your trip, check out Coronado Inn.