Spent a very enjoyable afternoon on the Coronado Island Walking Tour with our tour guide, Jennifer. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. It was laid back and casual and the length and walking distance was just right. I would recommend this tour.
Beaches, History & Culture
Walk Ocean Boulevard
View Hotel del Coronado & Spreckels Mansion
Coronado: Stunning Architecture, Sandy Beaches
Stroll Coronado’s beautiful café-lined streets, view the multi-million dollar homes of Ocean Boulevard, then dip your toes in the sandy beaches along the Pacific Ocean. Discover what continues to draw people to this fascinating beach town for more than a century. Understand how Coronado has impacted our lives today with its collection of historic leaders. Marvel at off-the-beaten-path architecture and iconic treasures like Spreckels Mansion & Hotel del Coronado, you’ll experience all that Coronado has to offer.
Learn why aviators, innovators, and artists came to Coronado and how they’ve impacted our lives
From shorelines to shops, see what this “Crown City” has to offer
See why Coronado has attracted celebrities for centuries
Enjoy a delicious sweet treat at a favorite local eatery
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- $55 Adult (16+)
- $50 Children (6-15)
- $35-90 per person for private tours (prices vary by group size)
We meet near the fountain at Rotary Park, 1050 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
We return to our original departure point, Rotary Park, 1050 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
Tuesday – Saturday, April – October
Tuesday and Friday, November – March
Maximum of 15 people
- Guests should be comfortable walking 2 miles
- Minimum age of 6 years
- This tour has wheelchair access
- Let us know in advance if you would like an audio system
- Professional and fun tour guide
- Entry into Coronado Historical Museum (subject to availability)
- One snack
- Additional food and beverages
- Additional purchases such as souvenirs and items of a personal nature
- Tips/gratuities for your guide
What to bring
- Walking shoes
- Sunscreen and/or a hat
- Light jackets or layers are recommended as late afternoons and evenings can be cool along the coast, even in the summer months.
- Water in a reusable container
- Money for tips/gratuities/souvenirs
- Cash for payment and gratuities is welcome, but if you’d prefer to provide your guide with a “thank you” that isn’t in cash form, they will give you their PayPal or Venmo information
About your guide
Your guide has a passion for sharing knowledge. If you have a particular area of interest, please let us know and we can try to accommodate with additional information.
Your Travel Plans
After a brief introduction, we’ll start our tour in the heart of downtown Coronado, lined with cafes, shops, and restaurants, almost all locally-owned and operated.
As we walk along both the main street and side streets of Coronado, we’ll spy architectural gems, some of which employed the latest technology when built over a century ago.
You’ll hear what drew Charles Lindbergh, L. Frank Baum, and Marilyn Monroe to this unique beach town. We’ll also pop into the Coronado Historical Museum(opens in a new tab) (subject to availability) to look at artifacts and photos that will bring these stories to life.
After we admire the architecture from some of San Diego’s most noted builders, we’ll make a quick stop for a snack at a local eatery.
Refreshed, we’ll make our way to Coronado beach, one of the best in the country. On a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico! We’ll 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.
We’ll also stop on the beach by 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.
After a walk around the grounds, we’ll stroll past more stores and cafes and end up where we started. From here, you’re free to explore on your own. Your guide will make suggestions on what else to see and do, and give you tips on where to eat and shop. You’ll leave with an understanding of how Coronado has impacted our lives today, with its gathering of aviators, innovators and artists.
See What Our Clients Are Saying
What a great tour and a fantastic guide! Jennifer isn’t just knowledgeable, she’s a ton of fun and really makes the most of the time spent on this tour. Highly recommend!
Jennifer was amazing!!! We were in town for a conference and are so glad we found her. Her tour was full of wonderful information about San Diego. Not to mention, the food was delicious! I would highly recommend San Diego Walks for anyone looking for a fun time while they are in town!