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A Day On Coronado Island : What To Do, See and Eat

March 13, 2016

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Located just South of Downtown San Diego, you will find the hidden jewel – Coronado Island. Geographically speaking, it is actually a combination of an Island and a Tombolo connected to the mainland, called the Silver Strand. Coronado is actually Spanish for “the crowned one” and is often referred to as the The Crowned City. With miles of wide open sandy beaches, palm trees and the beautiful ocean, it is definitely a place to visit.

Ever since I fell in love with the band Dashboard Confessional in high school, and their song Stolen, I have wanted to visit Coronado Island. I’m not sure if it actually is, but it sounds like the inspiration for the song!

A Day On Coronado Island : What To Do, See and Eat

Of course, any mention of Coronado Island will merit a reference to Hotel Del Coronado. It is said to be haunted by the famous ghost Kate Morgan who took her own life in 1892 at the hotel after supposedly being jilted by her husband or lover.

A Day On Coronado Island : What To Do, See and Eat

It didn’t feel haunted while we visited, although we didn’t spend the night, so you never know…I guess you will have to see for yourself!

A Day On Coronado Island : What To Do, See and Eat

Right in front of the hotel is the beautiful Coronado Municipal Beach. The hilly sand is perfect for sitting on the watch the waves crash against the shore…

A Day On Coronado Island : What To Do, See and Eat

A Day On Coronado Island : What To Do, See and Eat

We stole a few kisses on the pristine white sand before we set out to see the rest of Coronado Island…

A Day On Coronado Island : What To Do, See and Eat

There are so many fun things you can do on Coronado Island – rent a bike, windsurf, or simply take a stroll on Ocean Avenue. Pop in and out of various local shops, stalls, restaurants, art galleries where you can dine, shop, and buy local crafts. We ended up eating lunch at The Fish Company, which was absolutely delicious!

A Day On Coronado Island : What To Do, See and Eat

Have you ever been to Coronado Island?

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  1. Tim R

    March 14th, 2016 at 12:07 am

    I love the photos !

  2. Kari

    March 24th, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I love Coronado Island! Its so fun to have such a gorgeous getaway so close! I love bike riding around it.

  3. Carmen

    March 24th, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Looks like you had a glorious trip with some gloomy-ish weather. I live close to Coronado but haven’t gone! :]

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  4. Liv

    March 24th, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I have never been to Coronado island – or even heard of it until today. Seeing your pics inspires me to go though!

  5. Allison - Celebrating Sweets

    March 24th, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I grew up in San Diego and visit Coronado often. It’s so beautiful!

  6. sara

    March 24th, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I am a San Diego native and live 15 minutes from Coronado (: It is beautiful and we especially appreciate the beaches on the island…also my kids are crazy for the ice cream shop inside the Del. Happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves (:

  7. Rachel

    March 25th, 2016 at 12:53 am

    This sounds like such a cool place to explore! I’ve never hear of Coronado Island before.

  8. Elaine

    March 25th, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I grew up in San Diego!!Spent 30 + years there… In fact I was just there the first of the month for a visit!! The locals don’t go there much…but it is beautiful and great for tourist! The hotel has been in many movie backdrops…like K9 with Jim Bolushi (sp) …I’m glad you enjoyed your visit!! There is so much to see and do in the area!!

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