Nicknamed the ‘Crown City,’ Coronado earns its regal title due to its majestic beaches, grand resorts and iconic vibe. Located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego, this amazing locale is reachable via a short ferry ride or drive over the Coronado Bridge, but you’ll feel like you’ve gone on a relaxing vacation a world away. We’ve put together a guide to family fun in the charming resort city––from beach-going to bike riding and summer concerts to the best eats and where to stay the night if you just can’t bring yourself to go home. Flip through our slideshow to plan a day or weekend to remember.

Off to See The Wizard of Oz

If your little thespian loves all things Wizard of Oz, then we recommend exploring the town of Coronado, which author L. Frank Baum called home. Check out our guide to Oz to see Baum’s historic house, museum display and the glass Oz art.

photo: City of Coronado

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What does your family love to do in Coronado? Tell us in the comments below.

––Nikki Walsh