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McP's Irish Pub
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1107 Orange Ave.

Departs every :05 and :35 after the hour

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  Coronado Beach
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Things to Do On Coronado Island

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trolley with San Diego in backgroundCoronado Ferry Landing
The bay provides a spectacular backdrop to a charming collection of specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants. Originally known as the old Ferry Landing, visitors and locals alike come to enjoy the palm-lined pathways and open-air amusements. Whether you’re hungry for fresh seafood or California cuisine, there’s a variety of fine dining and casual eateries to choose from. Spend some time at the waterfront park to fish off the pier, relax in the grass, or build a sand castle at the beach. Or you can just lounge under a tree and watch as the many different boats travel in and out of the bay. If you happen to be around on a Tuesday afternoon, be sure to stroll through the Coronado Farmer’s Market featuring fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers. Rent a bike and explore the area and stop in at the various gift shops for all sorts of unique items and souvenirs. The Coronado Ferry Landing is among the most visited areas in Coronado.

Just across the Big Bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado Island beckons visitors with its pristine beaches, crystal waters and friendly beach town persona. It’s here that the historic Hotel Del Coronado has been luring guests since 1888 and where those with an affinity for the beach, the ocean, fine food and eclectic shops gather to relish in its delightful amenities.

Coronado Museum of History and Art
The Coronado Museum of History and Art is a place to discover the rich and unique history of Coronado. Through a variety of permanent exhibits and changing displays, the museum offers guests an up close look at the art, architecture, and historical resources of Coronado’s past. Within its galleries, the Coronado Museum of History and Art is home to two permanent exhibits including an extensive collection of art and photographs that showcases life on Coronado since the 1880s. Also included are photographs, original objects, early bathing costumes and women’s dresses from the era of Tent City which operated from 1900 to 1939. Other special exhibits include the History of U.S. Navy Seals in Coronado.

Take a Bike Tour
A wonderful way to appreciate the magnificent views of the island, the Coronado Cruise Bike Tour offers fun and adventure for everyone ages 12 and up. This 10-mile ride takes you under the Coronado Bridge, past the historic Hotel del Coronado and allows you to see many other picturesque spots. The entire tour is along bike friendly, flat terrain making it a relaxing ride.

Hop in a Kayak & Explore
coronado ferry landingPaddle your way beneath the beautiful Coronado Bridge and explore the many sights that make the San Diego Bay so special. This unique kayak tour is great for adults, children and families, allowing you to view such popular sites as Petco Park, the Embarcadero, the USS Midway, Naval Station Island, the Silver Strand and more.

Rent a Paddleboard
One of the newest and most fun ways to get in the water, stand up paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy Coronado Island. Rent a paddleboard and give it a try while you enjoy the majestic vistas from the San Diego Bay.

Take the Coronado Tree Tour
The Coronado Tree Tour is a pleasant walk through the island’s Spreckles Park. Feel the cool breeze while learning about the magnificent trees, flora and fauna that make this park so extraordinary. Your guide, a local arborist, will share interesting facts and history about Coronado and how and why trees came to the region.

Explore the Island on a Segway
Hop on a segway and glide around the island while exploring its many gems. Enjoy seeing the sights while learning about them from a knowledgeable guide. You’ll be transported to The Gaslamp Quarter and Bayfront, down the many charming streets to view the unique homes and past Embarcadero. Many photo opportunities present themselves as you enjoy this 1.5 hour tour.

Hit the Beach!
coronado beachKnown for its gorgeous beaches, Coronado Island offers a plethora of choices for fun in the sun. There are five white sand havens on the island including Coronado Central Beach, Coronado Dog Beach, Glorietta Bay Beach, Silver Strand State Beach and the Ferry Landing Marketplace. Each has its own unique personality and all provide a perfect way to enjoy the magnificent San Diego climate.


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Hotel del Coronado
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The grand Hotel del Coronado was the creation of the founders of Coronado and to many, perhaps their greatest, because when it opened in 1888, it became the landing spot for American heroes, Presidents, Princes, movie stars and more of the rich and famous. Starting with Benjamin Harrison in 1891, 10 Presidents have visited the Hotel del Coronado. Celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and athletic heroes like Babe Ruth have also stayed at the Del.

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Just steps away from the Hotel del Coronado is the exquisite Coronado Beach. Located on the Ocean side of Coronado Island, it’s the ideal setting to surf, swim or snooze in the sun. Voted the # 2 beach in America and the # 1 family beach, the pretty white sands and refreshing ocean waters attract both locals and tourists. It’s a great place to relax, play and watch the sun as it sets over the Pacific. There’s much to do, from beach volleyball to whale watching in the winter months. And because of its location, views of San Diego are panoramic.

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Presented by the Coronado Historical Association Museum, the 60-minute Coronado Walking Tour is a terrific way to learn more about the wonderful architecture and the history of the area. Led by specially-trained guides from the Museum’s Promenade Guild, the tour is paced so everyone can take their time and see the incredible beauty of the many Victorians and other historic treasures. Stop by the visitor’s center inside the museum for details.

Approximate Time to Allow: 1 hour, twice a week

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  Numerous restaurants and cafés and a wealth of unique boutiques and galleries offer a wonderful browsing and strolling experience.    
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San Diego’s Best Tour to See Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres, the San Diego Zoo, Maritime Museum,
Hotel del Coronado, San Diego Convention Center, Old Town San Diego, Balboa Park, Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum,
Star of India, The Whaley House, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, Little Italy and Much More!

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