One of our favorite things to do is spend time on Coronado Island. With each visit there are some must do’s as well as taking time to discover something new. It never disappoints us! You don’t have to stay on the island to enjoy it (although that is fun too!)
Here are some of our favorite things to do on Coronado Island.
What to Do
• Bike/walk/scooter around the beach boardwalk and through the neighborhoods. This is a great way to enjoy the island and get outside. There are several places to rent bikes and they all include maps. The island is mostly flat, which makes it a lot easier on the kids if they are riding on their own. We start by riding along the beach boardwalk, and then ride through some of the neighborhood streets. Many residents have some of the most beautiful flowers growing in their yards, and it gives you a real sense of the small town that Coronado is.
• Beach – of course. The beaches here are wide and the waves are great. Bring your boogie boards and head out, or enjoy a nice walk along the water.
• Walk along Orange Avenue. This is the main commercial street for Coronado Island. At the south end of the Street is where you will find the Hotel Del Coronado. If you have never been, it’s worth it to walk around and see this historical hotel. My kids aren’t especially fond of looking around a hotel, so we have only done that once when we stayed there last summer.
• Spreckles Park – is a great park a short distance from the main shopping area on Orange Avenue. The trees provide a ton of shade and they recently installed new play structures. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the park will feature Concerts in the Park on Saturdays.
Where to eat
• Café 1134 (1134 Orange Ave) is a little café a couple of blocks away from Hotel Del. We like coming here for breakfast/brunch. It attracts a loyal resident following and offers a great and varied menu. It’s fun to sit outside and people watch. We love coming here because they offer breakfast all day, a kids menu and they have games and other activities to keep the kids busy.
• Village Pizzeria (1206 Orange Avenue) My husband (originally from New York) really likes their pizza. It’s usually busy and fun and my kids love it.
• Coronado Brewing Company (170 Orange Avenue). We have eaten here several times and it’s a great place for a group and/or kids. And on Tuesdays kids eat free!
• Coronado Candy Factory – ok this is actually dessert. This sweet shop recently opened last fall and already has made a name for itself on the Island. Most residents (especially their kids) are frequent shoppers. They make their caramel and other treats fresh each day. Be sure to check out their specialty the “Coronado Crunch”. It’s a yummy combination of marshmallow, peanut butter chips, caramel, chocolate chips, rice crispy and white chocolate.
• Mootime Creamery – they are so popular, they have two locations. One inside the Hotel Del and another on Orange Avenue. There is usually a line in the summer – but worth it after a hot day on the beach!
Post by Suzzanne Ravitz, Guest Blogger