If you’re looking for a day of leisure or maybe a morning run that can challenge even the fittest athletes, Coronado Beach is the perfect place to do so. This golden stretch connects with the Pacific Ocean and the public beach stretches for a good mile. All year round you will find people enjoying the sunny, soft-sanded beach that has been claimed to be the "best beach of the United States”.
The Coronado Ferry Landing is a great place to spend some time while visiting the Crown City. It sits right on the bay overlooking San Diego. From here you can rent bikes, have lunch or dinner, fish off the dock, shop in its many shops or watch the waves roll in while dipping your toes in the water. You might even want to treat yourself to some Coldstone ice cream.
Whether you want to shop clothes, Coronado memorabilia, flowers or knick-knacks, you can find it all here in Coronado. There are several places you can visit to fill your shopping needs, running along the entirety of Orange Avenue. The majority of it all starts on Eighth and Orange.
If you’re looking to spend your time floating on the Pacific Ocean or splashing around the San Diego Bay then the Coronado kayaking tours might be the thing for you. No matter if you’re a beginner or an adventurous kayaking pro there will be plenty of places to go. If you don’t know the area very well, then schedule a two hour tour with a guide that will show you beautiful spots around Coronado. There is a kayaking and paddle board rental shop at the Ferry Landing just 3 blocks away!
Situated in the historic Spreckels Building, Lambs Players is an intimate yet comfortable 350 seat theater. With several shows in circuit, get in touch with your artistic side and visit this Coronado spot. Prices range from $22 to $65, depending on location.
Climb aboard the San Diego/Coronado Ferry and give yourself access to downtown San Diego without needing a car. The ferry runs back and forth between Coronado’s Ferry Landing (just a few blocks from the hotel) and two separate locations in San Diego—downtown and the Convention Center. Sea Port Village is a great tourist destination as it borders the San Diego Bay and has many shops and restaurants. There is a small cost for the tickets, which can be purchased at the dock.
The Coronado Golf Course is one of the best public courses in the nation. Since established back in 1957, many famous people have had the pleasure of playing this course including our own ex-President Bill Clinton.
There are 18 holes to play while enjoying a spectacular view of the Coronado Bridge and the San Diego bay.
For easy access around Coronado, head over to one of the bike rental shops that are scattered throughout Coronado. Bikes & Beyond is just a few blocks away from Coronado Inn, located at the Ferry Landing. From here, you can start your bike ride on a path along the bay. If you want to start your bike ride gliding along the ocean, then pick up rentals at Holland’s Bicycles and loop around the Ferry Landing later in your expedition. No matter which shop you choose, riding bikes around Coronado Island is a casual but sporty way to spend a day in the sun.
Enjoy live music? Like to picnic? Then head over to Coronado’s Spreckels Park. Each Sunday in the summer you can come here to eat, drink and be merry. Relax on your blanket or dance near the gazebo—you can enjoy the performance from any spot. The concerts start between 5:30 - 6:30pm but head over early as it gets busy and people start groovin’. Visit CoronadoArts.com to see the schedule.
For all arts events, craft fairs, performances and concerts visit CoronadoArts.com and check out their calendar.
Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum stayed in a home in Coronado while writing the novel and was inspired by many of the island's features. The Coronado Musuem of History and Art and the Public Library both have exhibits for the book. You can even take a guided tour of Coronado to look at Baum's inspiration. Did you know that Coronado is also nicknamed "The Emerarld City"?