Credit: Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Credit: Loews Coronado Bay Resort

A 4-Stop Itinerary for a Day on Coronado Island

Soak Up the Small-Town Vibes of This Seaside Oasis in San Diego

A quick ferry ride or drive across the curving blue bridge away from San Diego will drop you on Coronado Island—a picture-perfect coastal town. While the peninsula initially gained fame as a celebrity hotspot with the likes of Marilyn Monroe, L. Frank Baum and past presidents frequenting the area, Coronado Island has remained unpretentious with a slow and sleepy beach-town vibe felt from the moment you step onto its shady, tree-lined streets.  Coronado Itinerary

With wide pristine beaches, a walkable main street filled with kitschy boutiques and stores, a seaside golf course, bustling bike path and dozens of restaurants, Coronado Island is a top destination for a weekend escape. Soak up the salty air, balmy weather and cool ocean waves in this laid-back paradise.



From a private beach and four in-house restaurants to nautical-themed balcony rooms overlooking the bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a premium island oasis. Sweat by the sea with complimentary yoga and spin classes or adventure out with on-site kayak and paddleboard rentals. If R&R sounds more appealing, book a relaxing treatment at the Sea Spa or enjoy a cocktail by one of the three heated pools.

Coronado Itinerary


Beachy brunch bites at Little Frenchie are a must on the weekend! This Parisian-style cafe whisks you off to cobblestone streets with classic French bistro chairs under fringe-adorned umbrellas along the bustling, flower box-lined sidewalk. The menu is packed with French favorites like Bruleéd French Toast, buckwheat crêpes, smoked salmon Benedict and croque monsieur. Bubbly mimosas and a basket of flaky, buttery pastries complement any dish.


Credit: Michael Wesley, Model: Kai Frias

Meander down Coronado Island’s main street into Paris and Me Boutique for a flightless trip to a European boutique. Owned by a mother-daughter duo, this simultaneously charming and luxurious storefront boasts an artfully curated and handpicked collection of sweaters, dresses and everything in between. With options ranging from Chanel and Chloe to Valentino and the P&M private label, you’ll be walking out with a bag (or two) in hand.

Coronado Itinerary


Experience the coastal beauty of Coronado! Loews Coronado Bay Resort partners with Action Sports Rentals so guests can enjoy a variety of watersport activities. From powerboat, sailboat and Jet Skis to kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals, the ways to set sail are endless! For more information or to reserve your vessel today, click here, call 619.424.4466 or inquire with Loews’ concierge.

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