Across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is a welcome getaway from the bustle of the city and the beaches. Follow the tree-lined avenue, with its well-kept dividing strip of Orange Avenue to the Coronado Village shopping center, around the famous Hotel del Coronado. Park your car since you will not need it again until you leave.
The locals call Coronado La Isla because it is connected to the mainland by the spectacular Coronado Bay Bridge of 3.4 km, as well as by a long narrow strip of sand known as the Silver Strand. The visitor center functions as the Coronado Museum of History and Art. Can take breakfast or lunch at the Sheerwater restaurant overlooking the beach.