Take 5: Top Things To Do in Coronado

Often referred to as an island but really a peninsula, Coronado can be found between the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego. There is an assortment of things to do in Coronado, which can be reached via land by driving across the Coronado Bridge, or by sea aboard the Coronado Ferry. Voted the best beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach in 2012, “The Crown City” offers miles of sand and waves and is also home to unique shops, historical sites, theaters and galleries.

When staying at our resort near Coronado, take 5 for these top things to do in Coronado:  

Eat Here: For a tasty thing to do in Coronado, take a bite out of San Diego’s casual culinary scene at Delux Gourmet Hot Dogs, serving a menu of unusual hot dog combinations with house-made ingredients. Our recommendation: the Border Town, wrapped in bacon and topped with nacho cheese, hot sauce, guacamole, salsa fresca and Mexican cream.

Drink Here: Enjoy a cold brew at Coronado Brewing Company, one of San Diego’s first brewpubs. Since opening its doors in 1996, Coronado’s premier microbrewery quickly became a favorite amid San Diego’s beer scene by offering an array of quality hand-crafted beers. This San Diego attraction was even recently named Best Mid-size Brewery at the 2014 World Beer Cup!

Play Here: See a show at the Coronado Playhouse - the oldest and longest-running community theatre in San Diego! Open since 1946, the historical theatre puts on entertaining musical, comedy and mystery productions.

Shop Here: Orange Avenue offers one of San Diego’s best activities – shopping! Find quaint boutiques, specialty shops and art galleries lining the fashionable street. There, you can find the Dan McGeorge Gallery, showcasing a variety of photographic artwork from across the U.S. 

Snap Here: For a memorable photo near the beach, visit one of San Diego’s top attractions - the Hotel del Coronado! Built in 1888 and featured in the film Some Like It Hot, a visit to this National Historic Landmark and haunted hotel is an iconic thing to do in Coronado.   

For a resort near Coronado, stay at Paradise Point Resort & Spa, located just 15 minutes away on Mission Bay. 

The “Take 5” blog series introduces visitors to San Diego’s unique neighborhoods through recommendations from experts on the area: hotel employees who live there.  Check back every month to learn about a new section of the city, always within 10 miles of our centrally located San Diego resort.

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