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.

Walk Highlights

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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Trip Details

Experience Details

Price

  • $55 Adult (16+)
  • $50 Children (6-15)
  • $35-90 per person for private tours (prices vary by group size)

Departure time

2:00pm


Meeting point

We meet near the fountain at Rotary Park, 1050 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118


Ending point

We return to our original departure point, Rotary Park, 1050 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118


Availability

Tuesday – Saturday, April – October


Duration

2.5 hours


Group size

Maximum of 15 people


Participation requirements

  • 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

Included

  • Professional and fun tour guide
  • Entry into Coronado Historical Museum (subject to availability)
  • One snack

Not included

  • 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
  • Sunglasses
  • 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.

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