Are you traveling to San Diego in the near future? If so, you must spend time in Coronado! This beautiful resort town across the bay is the ideal spot for a relaxing vacation. You can enjoy some of San Diego’s most stunning beaches, dine at oceanfront restaurants, stroll along the historic walk, and more! Read on to discover five of our favorite things to do in Coronado, CA, and start planning your trip.
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Soak Up the Sun at Coronado Island Beach

One of the best attractions on Coronado Island is the beach! It’s one of the most beautiful beaches in the San Diego area, and when you see it for yourself, you’ll understand why. Take time to relax on the golden sand, dip your feet in the turquoise water, and breathe in the salty air coming from the ocean. 

Discover the Heritage Walk

Learn more about Coronado’s history on the Heritage Walk. This fascinating walk is part of the Museum of History and Art and can make for a fun outing. Start by exploring the museum, then head over to historic Orange Avenue where you’ll see some of Coronado’s most stunning homes as well as the Hotel del Coronado.  

Get a Cocktail at the Hotel del Coronado

If you’re a movie buff, you’ll recognize the Hotel del Coronado immediately! Indeed, this was the setting for the famous Hollywood movie Some Like it Hot starring Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. It’s also the place that inspired the world-renowned book Somewhere in Time. After spending the day in Coronado, head to the hotel’s outdoor bar and sip on a fancy cocktail overlooking the ocean. 

Dine by the Ocean

Go from happy hour to dinner at the Hotel del Coronado’s restaurant. Sheerwater offers jaw-dropping views as well as exquisite food. We highly recommend the diver scallops and smoked pork belly or the lamb shank!

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Few places do romance quite like Coronado. Between the stunning views and relaxing atmosphere, the island provides an ideal setting for your romantic getaway. Allow us to suggest a few of your favorite activities while you’re visiting. Here is your guide to the most romantic things to do on Coronado Island
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Take a Boat Cruise With the Gondola Company

Book a cruise on a Venetian boat through the many canals and waterways of Coronado with the Gondola Company. They offer several packages, each with a different experience, and there are a variety of add-ons to make the ride even more memorable. Whether you want live music or a specialized wine tasting, these private tours always create a spark in the air. 

Enjoy a Private Beach Bonfire on Silver Strand State Beach

Request a private bonfire on the beach to get cozy and share a s’more or two. Silver Strand Beach is a quiet area, which makes it an ideal location for an intimate evening together. We’ll provide everything from blankets to marshmallows. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and listen to the crashing waves. 

Relax With a Picnic in the Park

Coronado is full of parks that are perfect for an afternoon picnic. A few of our favorites are Spreckels Park on Orange Avenue, Bay View Park, and Centennial Park. The latter offers stunning views of the San Diego skyline. 

Explore the Island with a Bike Ride

Biking is a popular activity on the island and one of the best ways to see its natural beauty. There are miles of paved bike paths that offer various sights and features. The Silver Strand Bikeway is a local favorite! It runs along the connector between Coronado and Imperial Beach. The 14-mile long pathway boasts views of the Pacific Ocean as well as the nearby wildlife refuge. It’s one of the best ways to spend an afternoon on the island! 

Dine by Candlelight

Nothing says romance quite like enjoying a delicious meal by candlelight. Here in Coronado, you’ll find a plethora of outstanding restaurants that will satisfy you on any date night. Whether you like to indulge in a mouthwatering dessert or a full-bodied wine, these restaurants know how to set the stage for love. Explore a few of our favorites:

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Buccaneer Way on Coronado Island owned by Monarch Luxury VillasYou deserve nothing but the best during your stay in Coronado. That’s why our full-service concierge team is happy to arrange any of these romantic activities. You can be confident that you will receive the highest quality customer service when you book your stay with Monarch Luxury Villas. Enjoy relaxing by the water’s edge in the Coronado Cays at Buccaneer Way. You’ll have access to a private pool and hot tub, boat slip, rooftop deck, and swim-up wet bar. There’s no better way to experience luxury in Coronado.