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Small-Group San Diego Sunset Sailing Excursion
"Whether you’re on vacation celebrating a special occasion or just looking to take advantage of a beautiful Southern California day this small-group sailing trip in San Diego is a great way to spend time on the water with your loved one or a group of friends. Set sail on a sunset cruise that takes you out on the Pacific to watch the sunset.No matter which time you choose your captain will ensure that you have the best possible time on the water. As you admire the views enjoy the complimentary beer wine soft drinks and snacks. If you get chilly
From $89.00
 
Private San Diego Sunset Bay Cruise of Harbor Island
"This private cruise leaves from Harbor Island and travels to the Navy Dolphin and Sea Lion training facility located at the end of the harbor. After viewing the training the cruise then proceeds down the bay the America's Cup Harbor and past Shelter Island to the end of Shelter Island where the cruise turns into beautiful La Playa for calm waters and an incredible sunset. The Kona Kai Resort and Marina will thrill you with its Mega-Yachts and beautif San Diego's gateway to the Pacific Ocean. This cruise itinerary is very flexible and offers the ultimate in personal service and accommodation. After the sunset the cruise then returns to Harbor Island. All Cruises are in an all-electric boat with no exhaust fumes or engine noise. Passengers are encouraged to bring their beverages food and music. The cruise furnishes a refrigerator glasses
From $235.00
 
San Diego Sunset Bay Cruise of Harbor Island
"This cruise leaves from Harbor Island and travels to the Navy Dolphin and Sea Lion training facility located at the end of the harbor. After viewing the training the cruise then proceeds down the bay the America's Cup Harbor and past Shelter Island to the end of Shelter Island where the cruise turns into beautiful La Playa for calm waters and an incredible sunset. The Kon Kai Resort and Marina will thrill you with its Mega-Yachts and beautifu San Diego's gateway to the Pacific Ocean. This cruise itinerary is very flexible and offers the ultimate in personal service and accommodation. After the sunset the cruise then returns to Harbor Island. All Cruises are in an all-electric boat with no exhaust fumes or engine noise. Passengers are encouraged to bring their beverages food and music. The cruise furnishes a refrigerator glasses
From $95.00

Coronado Island Tips (9)

Coronado...

Beautiful island....very posh. Colorful little shops and boutiques. Flower stand on the corner. My husband wanted to see the military base where he had been stationed so many years ago. We drove past that gorgeous hotel....and enjoyed the architecture along the way. Even their police station is an attractive building. A very expensive community.

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Pawtuxet
Jan 23, 2005

USS Bennington (PG-4) Monument

USS Bennington (PG-4) Monument commemorates the deaths of 62 souls in a boiler explosion on July 21, 1905. The ship had just returned from maneuvers in the Pacific, was anchored in San Diego Harbor. The crew was ordered to depart in search for Wyoming (BM-10), which had lost a propeller at sea. Around 10:30 a.m., an explosion in the boiler room ripped through the ship, killing or wounding the crew. Two days later the fallen were brought here to the area known as Bennington Plot.

Located at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
P.O. Box 6237
San Diego, CA 92166

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Yaqui
Mar 22, 2009

Ride around Coronado Island

There is a bike/walking/running path that starts at the Ferry Island and ends by the navy base. You get to ride or walk under the bridge, around the golf course where you stay on the side of the road and reach the Hotel Del, ride on the board walk, down the beach, etc. Wonderful!

Rent a bike from Hollands Bikes at:
977 Orange Ave Coronado,CA,92118 Mon – Fri 10-6:00pm
Sat 9-6:00pm
Sun 11-5:00pm
http://hollandsbicycles.com

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racheljapi
Nov 19, 2004

Coronado Island Beach

For the afternoon or even as a great day trip, Coronado is just across the bay of San Diego and can be reached by ferry for $4.50 one way.

At the ferry landing, you'll find shops, restaurants and coffee kiosks. The area is called, The Ferry Landing Market Place and is well landscaped, a sandy beach is available as well as a grassy park area.

If this is all you see of Coronado, you will be missing too much. Three other areas of this beach resort city are well worth looking into. Orange Avenue is the main business street, full of shops and restaurants with all manner of outdoor seating for anything from a gourmet meal to a cup of coffee. At the south end of Orange Avenue is the Historical Landmark, Hotel Del Coronado. It is possible to stroll through the lobby, out into the courtyard or into the gallery of specialty shops and out on to the Sun Deck Bar & Grill to have a drink and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean! West and North of the Del is the Coronado beach. You will see no surfing here, mainly swimmers and body boarders. There usually are volley ball nets up for anyone who wants to play. This beach is the nearest to downtown San Diego.

For more information about what to see and do in Coronado, see my Coronado page.

It takes only ten or so minutes to get from downtown SD to Coronado over the Coronado Bridge or about twenty minutes by the Coronado Ferry. Driving down the Silver Strand is another way of getting there, but takes a longer bit of time from downtown San Diego.

The city itself is small and can be explored by foot or bike quite easily for most people. There is a bus the runs the lenght of Orange Avenue if you'd rather use public transportation. Parking is free at the Ferry Landing Market Place and along the streets around the Beach but during the weekends and summer, sometimes hard to find.

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Sep 24, 2011
 
 
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Coronado Spelled out in the dunes

Go to the beach to the right of the Hotel Del, the opposite side of the Shores Condos. If you look at the dunes you can see that they spell out Coronado. You can't see this on the beach but can from the sidewalk. pretty cool

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racheljapi
Nov 19, 2004

The Most Romantic Evening

Take the Coronadao Ferry to Il Fornio restaurant. The restaurant is just a few hundred feet from the Coronado Pier and the food is marvelous. The view is spectacular, and the ride over on the bay is lovely, especially at sunset. Very romantic.

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Evadahling
Oct 19, 2003

Take the Ferry to Coronado...

Take the Ferry to Coronado Island- Ferry Landing Marketplace!! Departs form the Broadway Pier- Downtown
9am.-9pm. From Coronado departures are on the half hour. The cost is only $2 one way/person.

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Marie-Lo
Sep 07, 2002

This may be inaccurate...

This may be inaccurate information but I read in one of my guide books that San Diego will soon have an aircraft carrier museum on board an actual aircraft carrier. I'd be curious to visit that. If any one goes to San Diego in the future and finds out there is an aircraft carrier museum please let me know. The Coronado bridge is so tall in order to let these big ships pass under it. Saw this one from the ferry.

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Aug 25, 2002

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My own little beach

Silver Strand Beach is the cutest beach in all of california. When ever I go it feels like my own little private beach. It's never crowded ( I LOVE it that way), it's not dirty, and it's very beautiful at sunset.

To get there, just follow the main highway and turn right at Orange Street and proceed almost to the end of the peninsula. After the Hotel Del Coronado will be miles of beach!

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Chiky
Mar 01, 2004

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