Coronado Beach

Coronado Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Diego: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2-7 Attractions

1. San Diego: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2-7 Attractions

Experience San Diego's top attractions and tours and get up to 50%* off combined admission with Go City's Explorer Pass. Simply choose 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7 top attractions from over 40 options and go at your own pace - you have 60 days to use your pass from first activation. Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo or the USS Midway Museum. Explore more of the city with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour, or kayak in beautiful La Jolla. The possibilities are endless. Your pass is fully digital and no physical card is required. Simply download your pass directly to your smartphone or print at home. Show your pass at each attraction for quick and easy entrance. Choose from the following things to do in San Diego with the San Diego Explorer Pass: Museums and Places of Interest • San Diego Zoo OR San Diego Zoo Safari Park (choose 1) • USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum • Belmont Park Ride and Play Pass • Maritime Museum of San Diego • Air and Space Museum • Birch Aquarium at Scripps • The Fleet Science Center with IMAX • San Diego Natural History Museum • Museum of Us • Living Coast Discovery Center • San Diego Museum of Art • San Diego Model Railroad Museum • Japanese Friendship Garden • PETCO Park Tour - Home of the San Diego Padres • San Diego Automotive Museum • Mingei International Museum • The Whaley House Museum Tours and Activities • 90-Min Best Of The Bay Harbor Tour by City Cruises • 2-Day Hop-On Hop-off Old Town San Diego Trolley • Living Coast Discovery Center • San Diego Speed Boat Adventures • 45 Min. Jet Ski Rental • Whale Watching by City Cruises • Plunge San Diego • San Diego Fishing Tour • San Diego Hiking Tour • La Jolla: Kayak Rental, Stand Up Paddle Board Rental, Surf Board Rental or Bike Rental • Coronado: Kayak Rental, Stand Up Paddle Board Rental, or Bike Rental • UTC Ice Sports Center • San Diego City Tour • GoCar San Diego Tours 1-Hour • Patriot Jet Boat • Best of San Diego eBike Tour • Gaslamp and Balboa Park Bike Rental with Unlimited Biking • Go Car 1-Hour Night Tour • Asylum Outdoor Bouldering • Gaslamp Ghost Walking Tour • Haunted Old Town Walking History + Paranormal Investigation • Historical Old Town Walking Tour *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Coronado: GPS-Guided Scooter Tour & Round-Trip Ferry

2. Coronado: GPS-Guided Scooter Tour & Round-Trip Ferry

Discover California's Crown Jewel, Coronado Island, on a memorable GPS-guided fat tire scooter tour. Set off to explore Coronado's pristine beaches, the famous Hotel del Coronado, the Ferry Landing, shops, and much more.  Start the tour in Little Italy in downtown San Diego, then board the ferry to take you over to Coronado Island. See the visually stunning Coronado Bay Bridge and the San Diego Harbor as you cross the water. Make your way through Downtown Coronado and hear all about Coronado Island’s rich history. Drive along the beaches and pass by the Naval Air Station on North Island.  As you enjoy the drive and visit all the best sites, receive restaurant recommendations, hear jokes and stories that bring the destination to life. Finally, return to your start point where this memorable and unique tour concludes.

San Diego: Coronado Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

3. San Diego: Coronado Highlights Small Group Walking Tour

A trip to Coronado feels like you’re leaving behind the mainland for a dose of island living, but it’s not your typical beach town. Part resort, part Naval Base, part luxury homes for the rich, Coronado is many things to many people. Learn about the first military flying school located on the island, where sailors first learned to fly. Spy architectural gems, some of which employed the latest technology when built over a century ago. And you’ll hear what drew Charles Lindbergh, L. Frank Baum and Marilyn Monroe to this unique beach town. Pop into a local museum (subject to availability) to look at photos that bring these stories to life. Make a quick stop for a snack at a local eatery. It could be something sweet or something savory – depending on your mood – but whichever way you go, it will be locally made and delicious. Refreshed, take a stroll down to Star Park, where the “Wizard of Oz” house is located and then make your way to Coronado beach, one of the best in the country. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico! Stroll by multi-million dollar homes that line Ocean Blvd and you’ll hear about the people who once lived there, including the residents of the historic Spreckels Mansion. Your last stop will be at the world-famous, historic Hotel del Coronado. This icon is over 130 years old and is an American treasure, having hosted celebrities, dignitaries, and US presidents in its rooms. Take a tour around the grounds, finishing up just outside the spectacular Crown Room (home to a luxe Sunday brunch). From here, you’re free to explore on your own or stroll back down Orange Ave. to where the tour began. Your guide will make suggestions on what else to see and do, give you tips on where to eat and shop and let you know the times for the next shuttle or ferry.

San Diego: Coronado Island Electric GoCar Night Tour

4. San Diego: Coronado Island Electric GoCar Night Tour

Embark on an unforgettable nighttime journey to Coronado Island, California's gem, aboard the innovative electric GoCar! Witness the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter and traverse Coronado's streets, immersed in city lights. Beginning downtown, cruise through lively streets, then cross the iconic Coronado bridge, savoring unparalleled nocturnal vistas. Tour Coronado via our GPS-equipped self-driving GoCar before returning to the Gaslamp Quarter. This exceptional experience showcases illuminated landmarks, the Coronado bridge, and glimpses of Tijuana! With GoCar's in-built navigation and insights, exploring is effortless. Encounter the Gaslamp Quarter's allure and Coronado's charm in one remarkable escapade.

Fat Woody Coronado Beach Cruiser Experience

5. Fat Woody Coronado Beach Cruiser Experience

Experience a delightfully relaxing semi-private electric bicycle tour along Coronado Island’s scenic coastal bike paths and beach boardwalks. These luxury electric beach cruisers are handcrafted locally and stream super fun beach tunes as you explore the island. On this 2.5 hr guided e-cruiser tour, guests will explore the best parts of Coronado Island - The Coronado Ferry Landing Shops & Restaurants, Glorietta Bay, Coronado Beach, and the historic Hotel del Coronado. Your tour guide will share stories of Coronado’s past, from shipwrecks and sunken treasure, to the Hotel Del’s haunted past and spirits that have yet to check out. And of course, we love to take complimentary photos of our guests exploring scenic areas around the island. During our island adventure, you may even discover areas you’ll want to explore a little further. Coronado’s downtown shopping area is incredible! And if you’re thinking lunch on the island, we can certainly suggest a few ’foodie’ hot spots. Come cruise with us! Single riders are welcome to join a tour, but please understand we can’t operate a tour for a single rider. If no other guests book the experience, the tour will be cancelled. Please call if you have any questions.

Coronado: GPS-Guided Private Electric Open-Top Car Tour

6. Coronado: GPS-Guided Private Electric Open-Top Car Tour

See the sights of Coronado on a GPS-guided private electric car tour. Have an exhilarating drive in an open-top vehicle as you visit downtown Coronado, go over Coronado Bridge, view San Diego Harbor, or pass Petco Park. Learn about the city's attractions from your onboard commentary. Your tour begins downtown to explore the Gaslamp Quarter, USS Midway, and Seaport Village. Afterward, head to Coronado's pristine beaches, the famous Hotel del Coronado, the ferry landing, Petco Park, and more. Enjoy the drive as your electric car takes you to important sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes, and tells stories that bring destinations to life. On your tour, drive over the Coronado Bridge for incredible views of San Diego. Ride along the beaches and pass by the Naval Air Station on North Island.

San Diego Life at the Beach Tour

7. San Diego Life at the Beach Tour

Start your adventure at Coronado Beach with a stop at the Hotel Del Coronado where you will hear about the whole excursion program and where you will be served a homemade ice tea. Visit the dunes and admire some beach  “rich” mansions. Head to Ocean Beach, one of the most representative beach neighborhoods around downtown, with a 15 minutes stop at Sunset Cliff to take some great photos. Visit the famous Mission Beach. Afterwards, stop for lunch at Pacific Beach before heading to the top of the Mt Soledad for a panoramic view of San Diego County. End the tour at La Jolla Cove where you can encounter the omnipresent marine life such as sea lions, seals, pelicans. La Jolla has a special mediterranean feel that will seduce you, not to mention the astonishing coastal views. If time permits make a quick stop at the cliff side point of Black’s Beach for an endless view of the Pacific Ocean. This tour will give you the perfect introduction to California beach life which is full of relaxation and a chilled attiude ! You would want to do it again as there are so many great beaches in So.Cal!

The San Diego Highlights Tour

8. The San Diego Highlights Tour

This tour is a combination of the very popular San Diego and La Jolla Sightseeing Tours. On this tour you will experience the most comprehensive and entertaining tour throughout America’s Finest City! Your tour begins daily at the supplier's convenient downtown location and from here you will be transported throughout the loveliest and most renowned parts of the city. The first areas you will visit include sparkling Coronado, The Hotel Del Coronado, The Historic Gaslamp Quarter, Embarcadero and the resplendent and beautiful Balboa Park. Then make a 1-hour stop for lunch in the Gaslamp Quarter. After the lunch break, continue by driving north to explore the stunning coastline of La Jolla at 1:00 PM. La Jolla is arguably the most beautiful part of the city. Many of San Diego’s most famous and wealthiest residents live here. There are many dramatic ocean views from the coastline to the mountains and the city in-between. La Jolla is a stunning place with a natural cove, mysterious caves, rugged cliffs, abundant marine life, posh shopping, and a fine dining district too. The stunning shoreline cliffs and the view from Mt. Soledad are also why this area is known as “The Jewel” of San Diego. This 3-hour afternoon portion of the tour is stunning and filled with great back stories too. See why the spectacular city beckons Californians and travelers from far abroad. Please note that the guide will not be in the vehicle the entire time and there are many stops where you will get out, walk around, and explore the sights that we are visiting. This sightseeing tour is available every day of the year, including weekends and holidays, and departs at 9:00AM from our office at 300 G Street. All details of your tour will be sent to you immediately after booking.

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What people are saying about Coronado Beach

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(39 reviews)

Our Tour Guide, Jennifer, provided an informative and light-hearted experience sharing her knowledge of Coronado. The weather was exceptional the day of the tour which made the entire time memorable. Coronado holds a special place in our hearts and it is our go-to vacation spot. We always look forward to spending time in the 'Crown' city.

I really liked it just because of the times that are two hours different from my local time and that's why I think I asked for the notion of time and I couldn't use a ticket, everything else was excellent!!

The GO City Pass worked great. I booked the zoo and the hop on hop off bus tour and everything worked great and was inexpensive. You could even do the bus tour two days in a row. I can only recommend the pass.

This was an excellent tour. We covered a lot of territory in seven hours. We especially liked Balboa Park and La Jolla. Our guide, Judy, was excellent. Would highly recommend.

Great! It's hard to fit all of the choices into our agenda but it was great to have, easy to use and very worthwhile.