Coronado Island is treasured among locals and draws throngs of visitors every year, and when you cross the bridge, you immediately understand why. The island, which is also home to a naval base on the far end, is a great place to spend the day. No matter what season you visit San Diego, Coronado offers families, friends, and couples plenty of things to do. Here are a few picks from the staff at the Marina Inn in San Diego to get you started.
Bike Along the Bay
With the beautiful California weather and amazing natural beauty, Coronado Island is a great place to get out and go biking. Cruise along the scenic Coronado Bike Loop for amazing views for the bay and downtown San Diego. There are several places to rent traditional bikes as well as 4-person surrey bikes.
Visit the Beach
This one is a given. Even in the winter, the beach on Coronado is sure to stun. The Travel Channel regularly features Coronado as one of the best beaches in America thanks to the shimmering mica in the sand and rolling dunes that open to an exceptionally wide beach.
Shop in the Downtown Area
You can enjoy a variety of quaint and trendy shops in the downtown area. There are numerous specialty shops as well as art galleries featuring local artists. While visiting the downtown area, you can pick up some souvenirs to take home or a pair of flip-flops for the beach.
Relax at Babcock & Story Bar and Grill
Located in the magnificent Hotel Del Coronado, Babcock’s is a great place to enjoy a cocktail and the hotel’s elegant surroundings. Most evenings there is live music during cocktail hour, and the concise selection of apps and meals, although spendy, won’t disappoint.
The Coronado Municipal Golf Course is one of the best public golf courses in the entire country. It features wide fairways, spectacular greens, and equally amazing views of the beach, bay, and Coronado Bridge. The Coronado Bayside Grill onsite is a great place to enjoy lunch and a cold beer after a round of golf.
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