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San Diego: Coronado Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

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Activity provider: San Diego Walks

San Diego: Coronado Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

Activity provider: San Diego Walks

From US$ 55 per person

Get a taste for charming Coronado, just a ferry ride away from downtown San Diego. Explore the origins of this unique beach town, get off the beaten path, and discover a gorgeous view of Coronado's world-renowned beach.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover the sunshine and scenery of the famed Coronado Island
  • Enjoy a delicious treat at a local eatery
  • Marvel at the architecture from off-the-beaten-path treasures to the iconic Hotel del Coronado
  • Learn why aviators, innovators, and artists came to Coronado and how they’ve changed our lives
Full description
A trip to Coronado feels like you’re leaving behind the mainland for a dose of island living, but it’s not your typical beach town. Part resort, part Naval Base, part luxury homes for the rich, Coronado is many things to many people. Learn about the first military flying school located on the island, where sailors first learned to fly. Spy architectural gems, some of which employed the latest technology when built over a century ago. And you’ll hear what drew Charles Lindbergh, L. Frank Baum and Marilyn Monroe to this unique beach town. Pop into a local museum (subject to availability) to look at photos that bring these stories to life. Make a quick stop for a snack at a local eatery. It could be something sweet or something savory – depending on your mood – but whichever way you go, it will be locally made and delicious. Refreshed, take a stroll down to Star Park, where the “Wizard of Oz” house is located and then make your way to Coronado beach, one of the best in the country. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico! Stroll by multi-million dollar homes that line Ocean Blvd and you’ll hear about the people who once lived there, including the residents of the historic Spreckels Mansion. Your last stop will be at the world-famous, historic Hotel del Coronado. This icon is over 130 years old and is an American treasure, having hosted celebrities, dignitaries, and US presidents in its rooms. Take a tour around the grounds, finishing up just outside the spectacular Crown Room (home to a luxe Sunday brunch). From here, you’re free to explore on your own or stroll back down Orange Ave. to where the tour began. Your guide will make suggestions on what else to see and do, give you tips on where to eat and shop and let you know the times for the next shuttle or ferry.
  • Local Friendly English-speaking guide
  • Entry into Historical Museum (subject to availability)
  • One snack at a local eatery
  • Get personalised tips for the area's best bars and eateries.
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal items
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Rotary Park. 1050 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge; however, please note that you will be required to pay for their public transit tickets and other related costs
  • This is a child-friendly tour
  • Museum entry and 1 snack are included
  • Additional food, drinks, souvenirs, personal expenses, and gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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Jennifer was an excellent guide. We learned so much about Coronado and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We highly recommend taking one of her tours.

November 28, 2022

A beautiful peninsula across from San Diego that has a lot to offer. Guide Jennifer guided us competently and sympathetically and showed us the highlights of Coronado. Recommended!!!

November 3, 2022

Jennifer was the BEST guide. She made the tour specific to our interests which never happens. She was sooo knowledgeable!!! Great experience!!!!

October 28, 2022

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