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Coronado

Coronado

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3,158 Reviews
1100 Orange Ave, Coronado, 92118

The Basics

You may hear Coronado called an island, but it's actually a peninsula, connected to the mainland by a long spit of sand known as the Silver Strand. Most visitors arrive, however, via the 2.1-mile (3.4-kilometer) Coronado Bridge. There are a variety of ways to see Coronado, from a quick visit during a San Diego city tour or a more in-depth Coronado Segway tour to a brunch cruise or sailing tour where you can admire the enclave from the water.

Popular destinations include the Coronado Museum of History and Art, Coronado Ferry Landing, Silver Strand State Beach, and shopping along Orange Avenue. If you only do one thing, though, it must be a visit to Hotel del Coronado, the grand dame of the city.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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Our trip highlight!
Kate_F, Jun 2021
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
This electric bike tour was the highlight of our trip to San Diego! The bikes are super cool and comfortable for a causal bike ride around Coronado. Ken takes awesome photos of you during the tour with the bike and beautiful views! Nice bit of Coronado history was a bonus. This tour is memorable and so worth it!
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Best tour ever!
Marc, May 2021
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Fantastic tour. Awesome bikes. Had the best time cruising around. Ken is a fantastic and gracious tour guide. Highly recommend!
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The ONLY way to tour Coronado Island
Robert_M, Apr 2021
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
This is a must do tour. Ken was so knowledgeable about Coronado Island. These bikes are way cooler than any picture or description can give. This was our best tour while in San Diego. Your crazy if you don’t schedule this tour
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Great way to see Coronado
Camper826436, Oct 2019
San Diego Bike Tours on Coronado Island
Sarah was an excellent tour guide. The tour was laid back and easy going just what you expect in San Diego...
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Great Tour experience
Latoshia_D, Mar 2021
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Omg such a great experience. Tour guide Ken was amazing and very informative. I would definitely recommend this bike tour. 5 stars🌟
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Cruiser delight
robert_r, Mar 2020
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Owner Ken was amazing. He knew Coronado very well. His cruisers were something to behold. It was a full 2 +hour tour that was filled with history and 60's music. The electric bikes were a breeze.
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The cruisers are amazing!
Blandin, Jul 2020
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
This was so much fun!! Great experience! I enjoyed every part of it the host was very nice! Definitely recommend this it’s worth every penny trust me!
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Amazing
mjohnston2020, Jan 2020
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Fun way to see Coronado Island. The bikes are so much fun and the guide is wonderful. I would highly recommend this experience.
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Excellent tour!!!!
patricia_h, Jul 2020
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Absolutely loved this tour!!!! It was a blast cruising around the beach and neighborhoods while listening to music on our bikes! Wherever we went, people would stop and stare or outright ask if they could rent a bike! The weather was beautiful, the bikes are beautiful, the setting was amazing, and Ken was an exceptional tour guide! Highly recommend!!!
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Outstanding!
jamie00252019, Oct 2019
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Worth every penny!!!! Ken was amazing, the bikes were amazing and overall the whole experience was amazing!!! I cannot day enough good things! If you’re in Coronado, this is a must-do!!!!!
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Biking in paradise!
hugo, Feb 2020
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Very enjoyable experience! Ken goes above and beyond to make this fun and informative. His electric bikes are unique, easy to ride and very comfortable. He covers every part of this beautiful island (peninsula). Thank you Ken for a great experience.
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Best tour I did in San Diego
Edward K, Oct 2019
Fat Woody Beach Cruiser Experience - Coronado’s Musical Electric Bicycle Tour
Out of all the Viator tours I signed up for this was the best and surprisingly the rest were a bit disappointing. If you do one tour in San Diego or looking for the best tour of Coronado do this Fat Woody Bike Tour. Every part of the tour is super scenic. The bikes are super fun, might be intimidating at first but you if you know how to ride a bike, you will get used to it very quickly. These are beautiful electric bikes with vibrant tropical colors. They are an attention getter once you stop at Coronado Beach. If it's hot you won't be pedaling hard or working up a sweat. You can use the bike's built-in bluetooth to listen to your favorite playlist from your phone from the bike's speakers. Smaller groups mean better bike tour experience. You will also get rich historical info about the island. Definitely recommend.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The town is only about 1 mile (1.6 kilometer) wide—it’s best explored on foot or by bike.

  • Bike rentals are available around town; children are required to wear helmets.

  • If you want to spend time on the beach and visit some of the attractions, plan for a whole day in Coronado.

  • Metered parking and paid parking lots can be found around town.

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How to Get There

Coronado is roughly 15 minutes by car from downtown San Diego via the bridge. You can also take the Coronado Ferry for a 15-minute ride across San Diego Bay. By public transport, bus 901 travels between San Diego and Coronado.

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When to Get There

Go on a weekday to avoid crowds of locals who descend on the weekends for beach time or brunch. If you’re returning to San Diego on the ferry, pay attention to the schedule, as it does not typically operate late at night. Popular events in Coronado include the summertime Tuesday farmers market at the Ferry Landing and the Holiday Festival at Hotel del Coronado.

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Hotel del Coronado

“The Del,” as it’s known, is Coronado’s top attraction—a National Historic Landmark built in the Victorian style in the 1880s. Admire its architecture and design inside and out, from the elegant, polished wood lobby to the recognizable red rooftops. Former guests include Charlie Chaplin, Katharine Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, and several U.S. presidents. If you’re not staying there, go for drinks or a bite to eat, or take a docent-led tour.

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