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.

Make it a Staycation

Having tons of fun? Stay the night! Splurge and book a night at the iconic Hotel Del, centrally located and a bucket list do. Eat like a king at the lavish breakfast buffet. Or just a short drive away is the super kid-friendly Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Splash into the swimming pool fun with lots of activities for little swimmers from raft races to dive-in movies.

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, Ca

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd.
Coronado, Ca

photo: Beth Shea

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

––Nikki Walsh