There is sooo much to love about sunny San Diego. It’s the perfect long weekend getaway. If you are looking for a family friendly holiday get away spot, Coranado Island is ready and waiting. There is something for everyone. The weather is almost always amazing making for a warm backdrop of activities.
Biking, walking, jogging, golf, tennis, boating, sailing, shopping, art, wining, dining, people watching, beach, pool, sun bathing, or r&r in the spa.
The majestic drive over the Cornado bridge is breathtaking. The island of Coronado is straight up from a fairy tale book. Its streets are clean and the rows and rows of houses are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. The architecture of each house is unique and artfully designed. The US Navy base occupies a portion of the island making for a patriotic presence. People are active and outside moving and shaking. I feel so alive and happy in San Diego because it seems everyone is out and about. There are bikers, dog walkers, runners, people lounging in the park, and the sidewalks are full of energy.
Along the bay there are not your average bicycle rentals Seated Bicycle carts for four or two. Self pedal bikes to tour the town.
We stayed at the Lowe’s Hotel and Bay Resort. You can see. Tijuana, Mexico from the beach. What’s super cool about The Lowe’s property is that it offers bay views or beach views! The hotel has a resort style pool and bar. We enjoyed the fun golf cart ride to and from the beach. The Lowe’s has umbrellas and beach layouts available to hotel guests.
The Lowe’s also offers convenient free shuttles every 15 min to and from downtown Coranado.
“The Del” aka The Del Cornado hotel is an epic icon of the island. It’s a pristine 5 star property. We enjoyed a day of lounging beach side.
WHAT DO DO IN CORNADO?
Whatever you want or enjoy doing.
If you want to explore, there is a fairy daily shuttling people to the Midway which is a former US Navy Ship / museum. There are two fab restaurants in the area both on the water with patios. The US Midway is a small Naval carrier available for public tour. I highly recommend taking the ferry out in the bay to tour the ship to get an up close picture of what Hollywood can’t depict in a movie. The village, where you board the ferry has an array of shopping, dining and activity. Locals are out walking the strand and frockling in the comfortable climate. PEOHES is a fab spot for lunch or dinner.
Coranado offers so much activity. Wining and dining, Biking, boating, beach or r& r spa life.
We spent Sunday afternoon aboard the Dickie Walker on a 6-hour cruise of the beautiful San Diego Bay. The Dickie Walker is a fully restored motor yacht available for charter. You can enjoy a family-friendly day of doing whatever floats your boat. Wining and dining, sun, swimming, boating or just anchored out, the folks at Koehler Kraft Charters are 5 star. Spend a day or more aboard one of the three boats for charter. (tell them Angi from Dallas, TX sent you)
Rent golf carts to tour and self explore the whole island !
Our last two nights we moved to the Marriott Cornado Resort! This hotel is fab!
The main drag is Orange Avenue and it’s lined with palm trees as far as the eye can see. The island of Coranado is shared with the US Naval base so it’s surrounded with a military presence. The moment we began our long walk to rent a golf cart, I saw what reminded me of Tom Cruise speed by on motorcycle in full gear most likely coming from a sand volleyball game with his Navy buddies! lol
We stayed at the newely rennovated Marriott Coronado Island Resort on the bay. This is a bustling area with much to see. All day long we watched marine helicopters, naval jets, and Navy aircraft carriers going in and out of the bay. Never a dull moment and plenty of action packed activity.
As a whole, Coronado has it all. There is shopping, wine bars, quaint places to lunch, beaches, fine dining, art, exercise, hiking, biking and a whole lot more. We ended our day tour at Danny’s Palm Bar. This 1943 small hole in the wall joint is beyond the sanctuary. The bar walls pay tribute to the fallen Navy Seals. It’s old, it’s special and you can’t leave without having a salute toast to our lost heros. The architechture inside of Danny’s is something to see and I hear their famous frog man burger is tastey!
Cornado has one of the most. sought after “mobile home/RV park” in the USA. The Cornado RV park is located directly on the beach stretching over a mile. The waiting list is 3 years deep and I can see why. The weather, the scenery and the whole island
The US Midway is a small Naval carrier available for public tour. I highly recommend taking the ferry out in the bay to tour the ship to get an up close picture of what Hollywood can’t depict in a movie. The village, where you board the ferry has an array of shopping, dining and activity. Locals are out walking the strand and frockling in the comfortable climate.
The birthday boy breathing in the sunshine. Now that we are “without our teenager” we can travel beyond the school schedule. Liberating to say the least.
The luxury to work and travel is a long time fantasy of mine. So at 6am I was up and setting the stage for a workout. I scout the location the night before. I borrow the weights and mats from the hotel gym and set up shop! What a country!!!
First stop, golf cart rental to tour the charming island. We had a patio water front lunch at Peohe’s in the harbor.
We took a trip down to the old historical and magnificant Del Coronado Hotel. It’s pristine beach landscape is as a timeless as the well kept interior of the hotel. The elevator, chandelier and wood work is spectacular. We spent about two hours laying in the sand relishing in the sun.
We spent the day at our hotel pool hanging out but not before a long morning stroll and bike ride!
The weather is mild and warm ! We love it there!