Coronado

Coronado
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Across San Diego Bay from downtown, the isthmus of Coronado is a well-scrubbed resort community with a major naval station occupying its western end. It's of somewhat limited interest, save for the majestically modern Coronado Bay Bridge , a curving 11,000-foot span that's one of the area's signature images, and the historic Hotel del Coronado , around which the town grew.

The massive Victorian-turreted "Del" is where Edward VIII (then Prince of Wales) first met Mrs Simpson (then a Coronado housewife) in 1920 and where Some Like It Hot was filmed in 1958, posing as a Miami Beach hotel. The simplest and most scenic way to get to Coronado is on the San Diego Bay ferry ($2 each way; tel 619/234-4111) which leaves Broadway Pier daily on the hour between 9am and 9pm (10pm Fri & Sat).

Rich in history, natural beauty and a charming ocean village atmosphere, Coronado is most deserving of its royal "nickname" - the Crown City.

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Glorietta Bay and San Diego Bay, this picturesque seaside city is linked to the Southern California coastline and the city of San Diego by the graceful and stately San Diego - Coronado Bridge, and to the south by a narrow strip of land known as the Silver Strand.

This uniquely enchanting city, which measures only 13.5 square miles, is home to some of the world's most pristine beaches, 18 public parks, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and recreational facilities which include a public pool and dedicated bicycle paths.

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Hotels Coronado

Address: 520 Orange Ave, San Diego CA, 92118 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Independent
An intimate Inn centrally located in San Diego's resort community of Coronado Island. Crown City Inn offers friendly service, charming newly remodeled guest rooms, and a relaxed atmosphere for the business or pleasure traveler. Crown City Inn is just blocks away from a day at Coronado's uncrowded beaches, a tour of the historic Hotel Del Coronado, or the the San Diego Bay. More info
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Red Line Address: 1471 Orange Ave, San Diego CA, 92118 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Independent
The Villa Capri by the Sea--an intimate, charming boutique hotel in the tradition of the finest European hotels and Inns. The on-site, concierge-style management offers hospitality, friendless and personal assistance that has long made us a place where guests from all over the world come back again and again. Located across the bay from San Diego, the Villa Capri by the Sea is easily reached by car, cab, bus, ferry or water taxi. We are opposite the historic Hotel del Coronado and the Pacific Ocean on the enchanted and serene island of Coronado, California. More info
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Red Line Address: 1500 Orange Avenue, San Diego CA, 92118 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: KSL Resorts
The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California, is situated along 31 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. A National Historic Landmark, The Del is considered one of America's most beautiful resorts. Since its opening in 1888, The Del has attracted filmmakers, presidents and royalty. 'Some Like It Hot', starring Marilyn Monroe, was shot at the resort in 1958 and enjoyed renewed interest in 2000 when it was voted the 'Best Comedy of All Time' by the American Film Institute. Considered the Western White House, the resort has hosted ten United States presidents. One of the most famous visitors was the Prince of Wales in 1920. Sixteen years later, Edward abdicated the throne to marry Coronado resident, Wallis Simpson. Many have wondered if they met at The Del. More info
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Red Line Address: 4000 Coronado Bay Road, San Diego CA, 92118 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Loews
Situated on a private peninsula bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort affords spectacular panoramic water views in a seaside setting. There are fifteen acres upon which countless unique activities are designed for your relaxation and enjoyment. And though nearby San Diego offers a wealth of culture and attractions, most guests are content to see it from their balconies. More info
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Restaurants Coronado

Address: 1201 1st Street, Coronado CA , 92118 Make Reservation
Peohe's
Peohe’s captures the essence of Southern California dining with its stunning bay front views, Pacific Rim cuisine menu, and chic tropical vibe. This Coronado Island destination is ideally situated just steps from the Ferry Landing and offers picture-perfect views of the Downtown San Diego skyline, as well as an endless parade of passing boats. Peohe’s menu celebrates the sea by showcasing the flavors of the Pacific; island cooking techniques are married with tropical accents for dishes that are bold in flavor and freshness. Sushi enthusiasts appreciate Peohe’s selection of fresh nigiri, sashimi, specialty rolls, and platters. Likewise, meat lovers rejoice over cuts like the 16oz Callahan Cut Prime Rib and the Summer Truffle Filet Mignon. Whether you drive across the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge or catch a ride on a water taxi, visit Peohe’s for a taste of San Diego. More ...
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Coronado Seafood $$$ Excellent Excellent Ratings
Red Line Address: 4000 Coronado Bay Road, San Diego CA, 92118 Make Reservation
Mistral
Mistral, located in the luxurious Loews Resort on Coronado Bay, features award-winning dining attracting locals and resort guests alike. Accomplished Chef de Cuisine Patrick Ponsaty offers fine French cuisine infused with Mediterranean flavors set to serene ocean views. Take in the ocean breeze on the patio or dine indoors next to one of the many large windows and bask in the sophisticated and elegant décor. Mistral allows guests to indulge in a variety of ways: choose the more casual bar bites offered in the lounge, the classic but seasonal-inspired dinner menu or the seasonal tasting menu— no matter what you choose, all of your senses will be enlightened at Mistral. More ...
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Coronado French $$$ Outstanding Excellent Ratings
Red Line Address: 1333 Orange Avenue, Coronado CA , 92118 Make Reservation
Brigantine - Coronado
Serving fresh seafood since 1973, the Brigantine Coronado is nestled in the heart of Coronado across from the Hotel Del. While it is one of six Brigantine Seafood restaurants in the San Diego, this particular island location offers a unique ambiance, with historical photographs of Coronado adorning the walls of the three dining rooms. In addition to the signature Grilled Marinated Swordfish, which made the Brigantine famous, the restaurant serves inspired seafood creations such as Pepita-Crusted Mahi Mahi, as well as treats from the land such as Blue Cheese-stuffed Top Sirloin with toasted hazelnuts. Also of note are the oyster bar and custom-made house wine. This nautical themed restaurant can be ideal for lunch or dinner and can fit any occasion you have in mind. More ...
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Coronado Seafood $$ Good Good Ratings
Red Line Address: 1107 Orange Avenue, San Diego CA , 92118 Make Reservation
McP's Pub and Grill
Established by a former navy seal in 1982, McP’s Irish Pub & Grill remains one of San Diego’s most authentic Irish Pubs. Located on Coronado’s Orange Avenue, McP’s hosts live music nightly and makes guests feel as if they are sitting in an old pub on the Irish countryside. The ambiance is laid back and invites patrons to raise a glass or two to those who have served our country. Their menu features a wide variety of selections including a kids menu. Mc P’s now also serves breakfast on Sunday mornings and hosts sporting events as well. More ...
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Coronado Irish $$ Average Good Ratings
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