Tag Archives: Glorietta Bay Inn

Spring is just around the corner (March 20) and with the weather warming up, now is a perfect time to plan your Spring Break and discover the great outdoors of Coronado Island! Read More…

My good friends at the Coronado Visitor Center and Historical Association and Museum recently blogged about a kayaking adventure from Glorietta Bay to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and I just had to share it! Read More…

The Kidvasion has begun! Kids Free in San Diego month is in full swing. As you and your family are in town enjoying the numerous (100+) free deals, be sure to visit sun-kissed Coronado, a bridge away from downtown San Diego.

Kids are sure to get a kick out of these free activities around the island. Read More…

Fall is one of the best times of year to visit Coronado, as the beach crowds diminish, hotel rates dip ever so slightly and the days continue to be nice and warm, with an average autumn temp of 74! Read More…

Have you entered Loews Coronado Bay Resort’s 20 Days, Your Way” giveaway yet? If not, time is ticking… Last day for submissions is next Tuesday, October 25. Grand prize: 20 free room nights! It’s all to celebrate the resort’s big 20th Anniversary. Good luck!

So I was thinking, if I was eligible to enter and I WON, what would I do, not only at Loews’ resort, but around the picturesque island of Coronado? Fortunately, there’s a plethora of delightful and exciting activities to enjoy: arts & culture, fine dining, spas, outdoor recreation and much more.…

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Discover San Diego’s Neighborhoods with our Summer Sweepstakes. Join us every week as we showcase the best in what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in some of San Diego’s unique neighborhoods. Be sure to check back for exciting insider tips, giveaways, and more! This week’s spotlight is on Coronado.

Coronado is a gorgeous island getaway where worries seem to melt away once guests cross over the iconic blue span of the San Diego Coronado Bridge. Situated between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the “Crown City” is a paradise of relaxation and recreation …

{cue The Go-Gos} Staycation all I ever wanted. Staycation, had to get away…

Yep, I’m taking a little break this weekend, but not going too far. For a little R&R I’m heading to sun-kissed Coronado – just a bridge away from downtown San Diego – to stay at the charming Glorietta Bay Inn and luxurious Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

My timing is perfect, as the weather forecast is sunny blue skies and temps around 70! With towel and sunblock packed and ready, I’m heading to the beach, of course. Actually, two in fact: Coronado Central Beach by the Hotel

A few months ago I revealed some little known places around the ”Crown City” of Coronado that many folks hadn’t heard of. During a recent media tour I discovered a few more secret and not so obvious spots around the island worth checking out.

Following are my five hidden gems:

  1. Stare down… The stately Glorietta Bay Inn is a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes areas that guests rarely – or never – see. In addition to a basement and sub-basement (how low can you go?), there’s an inconspicuous door leading to a hidden passageway on the first floor. Within the secret alcove a three-story staircase spirals down from

I thought I knew the “Crown City” of Coronado. I pretty much do – its postcard-perfect beach, charming main street, The Del and iconic bridge.  But during a walkabout with Coronado Touring I found a few historic jewels in the island crown that I had never heard of before. Only two of these I haven’t seen (yet). But if you’re lucky, you just might find them all!

  1. Tubular… The stately Glorietta Bay Inn - former mansion home of sugar baron John D. Spreckels located across the street from the Hotel del Coronado - has a few cool secrets up its historic sleeve. One is