“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
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.