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Coronado

Coronado

1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, 92118

The Basics

You may hear Coronado called an island, but it's actually a peninsula, connected to the mainland by a long spit of sand known as the Silver Strand. Most visitors arrive, however, via the 2.1-mile (3.4-kilometer) Coronado Bridge. There are a variety of ways to see Coronado, from a quick visit during a San Diego city tour or a more in-depth Coronado Segway tour to a brunch cruise or sailing tour where you can admire the enclave from the water.

Popular destinations include the Coronado Museum of History and Art, Coronado Ferry Landing, Silver Strand State Beach, and shopping along Orange Avenue. If you only do one thing, though, it must be a visit to Hotel del Coronado, the grand dame of the city.

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Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
$135.00 per adult
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Great day!
Such a fun day! Loved the relaxed vibe and touring the island. The bikes were amazing and easy to use. The music made it fun too.
Kathryn_F, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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Great Tour
rhondam019, Sep 2021
The Coronado Experience: History, Haunts and Ghostly Tales
We had a great time- everyone in our group (adults & kids ages 7 & 12) really enjoyed it. I would recommend this tour, it was a combo of some ghost stories of course but also lots of Coronado history which was interesting!
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Bike Touring Coronado
Keith_R, Jul 2021
San Diego Bike Tours on Coronado Island
We loved this bike tour! Sara was such a great guide and showed us so many interesting sites/stops around Coronado! You don’t need to take your camera because Sara will take pics for you! We loved learning the history and also keeping active while biking. We would totally recommend this tour and would do this again! Thank you Sara!
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A MUST BOOK!
tiffany_c, Jul 2021
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
What a fantastic day with Ken! The bikes are a work of art, super easy to use and truly was the talk of the town whenever we would drive passed anyone. Ken is so passionate and happy to let us use his bikes, show us around Coronado and teach us the history of the "island." His joy of life is contagious and this was truly a fun & magical day for my & my teenage daughter. Highly recommend!
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Jeff was wonderful. Very friendly and knowledgeable!
Elise_B, Jul 2021
The Famous Coronado Tour
Loved it all! Visiting the hotel was very cool! Interesting to hear all the stories about the island.
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Most do!
Don_S, Jul 2021
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
This was by far one of the funnest things we’ve ever done! Bikes were fun, Ken was funny and informative! We definitely will be taking another tour with him. We’d drive here just for this experience!
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Good
Jenie_P, Jun 2021
The Coronado Experience: History, Haunts and Ghostly Tales
My kids enjoyed the ghost story that the tour guide Liz mentioned. Liz was pleasant! We liked the donuts that they gave us also.
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Our trip highlight!
Kate_F, Jun 2021
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
This electric bike tour was the highlight of our trip to San Diego! The bikes are super cool and comfortable for a causal bike ride around Coronado. Ken takes awesome photos of you during the tour with the bike and beautiful views! Nice bit of Coronado history was a bonus. This tour is memorable and so worth it!
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Great Family Activity
Venture64383600392, Mar 2019
Coronado Island Segway Tour
Had a great time touring downtown San Diego and Coronado Island on our segways - thanks to our guide, Preston. Great activity with adult sons on a family vacation. Preston showed us how to safely ride, he had great patience, and he gave us a really fun, relaxing afternoon.
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Tourist in your hometown
Donya, May 2021
The Coronado Experience: History, Haunts and Ghostly Tales
This was so much fun and really interesting. Liz made the walk fun and we had a great time. I’m a San Diego native and am becoming more of a tourist in my own home and it’s fantastic. The weather was perfect. Rediscovery of Coronado and the history behind it was great fun and our guide, Liz was outstanding. I’ve been so many times and some of the sites Liz took us to I hadn’t seen/noticed. Very knowledgeable and the donuts at the end were just the perfect end to our tour. Thanks!!
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So happy we did this tour!! it was a...
Cathy G, Apr 2018
Coronado Island Segway Tour
So happy we did this tour!! it was a great way to see Coronado and explore the streets of san diego. Our guide Adam was very calm and helpful in teaching my family how to ride. My kids are 12 yrs and they were able to control the segway better than me! We took the ferry over to coronado and rode all over... several miles... def a cool experience!
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Great way to see Coronado
Camper826436, Oct 2019
San Diego Bike Tours on Coronado Island
Sarah was an excellent tour guide. The tour was laid back and easy going just what you expect in San Diego...
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The ONLY way to tour Coronado Island
Robert_M, Apr 2021
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
This is a must do tour. Ken was so knowledgeable about Coronado Island. These bikes are way cooler than any picture or description can give. This was our best tour while in San Diego. Your crazy if you don’t schedule this tour

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The town is only about 1 mile (1.6 kilometer) wide—it’s best explored on foot or by bike.

  • Bike rentals are available around town; children are required to wear helmets.

  • If you want to spend time on the beach and visit some of the attractions, plan for a whole day in Coronado.

  • Metered parking and paid parking lots can be found around town.

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How to Get There

Coronado is roughly 15 minutes by car from downtown San Diego via the bridge. You can also take the Coronado Ferry for a 15-minute ride across San Diego Bay. By public transport, bus 901 travels between San Diego and Coronado.

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When to Get There

Go on a weekday to avoid crowds of locals who descend on the weekends for beach time or brunch. If you’re returning to San Diego on the ferry, pay attention to the schedule, as it does not typically operate late at night. Popular events in Coronado include the summertime Tuesday farmers market at the Ferry Landing and the Holiday Festival at Hotel del Coronado.

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Hotel del Coronado

“The Del,” as it’s known, is Coronado’s top attraction—a National Historic Landmark built in the Victorian style in the 1880s. Admire its architecture and design inside and out, from the elegant, polished wood lobby to the recognizable red rooftops. Former guests include Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, and several U.S. presidents. If you’re not staying there, go for drinks or a bite to eat, or take a docent-led tour.

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