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How to Spend the Perfect Day on Coronado Island 

a view of a large body of water with a city in the background

There are many reasons as to why Coronado Island is a large tourist attraction. Sandy beaches, beautiful views of the downtown San Diego skyline, museums, and the Naval Air Station are just a few of the exciting features that this exquisite destination has to offer. If you are visiting and need some guidance on where to start, we have listed some cool ways to spend your day on Coronado Island.

Choose a Way to Get Around the Island. If you are wanting to stretch your legs a bit, take a walk downtown for you will find a lot of unique shops and eatery which makes it a great place to leisurely browse through. The neighborhoods are worth taking a gander through on your way to Coronado Beach, where you can dip your toes in the ocean. Or, take advantage of the fifteen miles of bike paths and rent a bicycle for the day. 

Visit the Iconic Hotel Del Coronado. The Hotel Del Coronado is a must-see. Opening in 1888, the hotel is a National Historic Landmark, hosting some of the twentieth century’s most famous celebrities. 

Take a Walking Tour. Get to know the island even better by taking the Coronado Island walking tour, which leaves several times a week from the Glorietta Bay Inn. Or, check out the Coronado Heritage Walks, allowing you to dive into the historical aspects of the island. 

Stop For Ice Cream. Visiting with kids or simply have a sweet tooth? Lucky for you, Coronado has a ton of ice cream parlors that can fulfill just that. One of the most popular being MooTime Creamery, known for their premium handcrafted ice cream and hand-rolled waffle cones. 

Check Out the Tide Pools. During low tide, you can find many tide pools in front of the Hotel Del Coronado. Sea anemones and crabs are always exciting to spot!

Attend the Summer Concert Series. Starting in May, a series of concerts take place at Spreckels Park. This free concert experience is one of the most cherished events in the area.