We like to stroll along the beach, stop at the Hotel Del Coronado for an ice cream cone or a drink in their bar or hang out downtown - and if you're the curious type, we think the excellent Coronado Walking Tour is one of the best we've taken anywhere, equal parts dishy gossip and interesting history.
Coronado is across the San Diego Bay west of downtown San Diego. Ferries can take you to Coronado from there, but the landing is too far from the main part of town for all but the hardiest walkers. The Hop On-Hop Off Trolley stops here as well as other sights, and it's a good way to get around town without driving and parking hassles. You can order your trolley tickets from kijubi.com. You can also drive across the Coronado Bridge, which gives the most schedule flexibility and allows you to run down to Imperial Beach if you feel like it.
Pros and ConsWe like Coronado because it's just so darned cute, but with driving being the most convenient way to get there, parking can be an ordeal.
More About CoronadoIf you need more information, check the Complete Guide to Visiting Coronado. It will tell you what you shouldn't miss, tip you off to more great things to do, where to eat and where to stay.
Take a photo tour of Coronado to see what it's like.