Known locally as "The Island" but actually a peninsula, Coronado is a quiet, clean, upscale area with appealing accommodation options. Cars are not needed here—everything is walkable, including one of California's most desirable beaches. Large stately manor homes line the beach north of Hotel Del Coronado all the way to Naval Air Station North Island, the birthplace of naval aviation and the training ground for Navy Seals. Golfing, dining, and water sports are all highlights in Coronado. Should you feel a bit of island fever, board a passenger ferry for a scenic ride over to downtown San Diego.
Getting Around San Diego
The best way to get around San Diego is by car. A rental car will allow you to explore the whole San Diego region. Taxis are abundant throughout downtown and can be hired for $2.80 plus $3 per mile. San Diego's public transit system is economical to reach major attractions. Fares are generally $2.25 for a one-way ticket and $5 for a day pass. $2 will be added to your first purchase of a Compass Card, a reloadable card which can be used throughout the system. Downtown, the waterfront and certain neighborhoods like Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Hillcrest are well-suited for strolling.
- San Diego International Airport-SAN
Things to Do and See Near Coronado
- University of California, San Diego
- San Diego State University
- Cabrillo National Monument
- Balboa Park
- Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
- Cardiff State Beach
- San Diego International Airport
- Union Station
- Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
- San Diego Zoo