Daytime Date Ideas on Coronado Island

It’s no secret that Coronado Island is a charming vacation destination. The island features chic luxury, deep-rooted architecture and endless activities all on a gorgeous beach.

In 2012, Coronado was even named Dr. Beach’s best beach in America, a high honor that is given serious consideration. Coronado has long been a getaway for all types of travelers, including couples, who flock to the island for its romantic charm.

Coronado Island, based just west of downtown San Diego, is a perfect beach oasis for couples, which enjoy the island for its stunning scenery and romantic activities. Here are a few daytime date ideas that will help you maximize the romance on your trip to Coronado.

  • You can’t take a trip to Coronado without having a beach day. The beach at Coronado is perfect for such activities like a picnic, a barefoot stroll or watching the sunset. Just being on the silvery sand is a romantic experience for your date. From the beach, look closely enough at the water and you may spot dolphins, or if you’re lucky, even a whale.
  • Coronado Island is a great bike community, and in turn, has several bike rental shops on the island. You can rent a beach cruiser for a fun activity that also gets some exercise in for you and your significant other. Or you can try a twist on the traditional two-wheel bike and rent a surrey bike. The cute and romantic surrey has four wheels, a flat bench row and a steering wheel for each rider underneath an umbrella. Of course, each rider also has feet pedals, so you can still get that exercise in, while at the same time, ride in the same vehicle as your date and sightsee throughout the island.
  • If you came to Coronado to get a little wet and wild, there are water sport options. Rent a kayak or jet ski and ride it along the Coronado Bay, a channel between downtown San Diego and Coronado Island. Stand-up paddle boarding has also gained a huge following in Southern California recently, and is a fun activity that takes after surfing and is sure to give you a good workout.
  • If you desire more of a traditional date, Coronado Island has some of the finest restaurants in Southern California. In addition to having panoramic views at every angle, some of these restaurants have outstanding brunch menus that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

Planning your daytime itinerary is very simple while staying at the Coronado Beach Resort, because everything is within reasonable distance – nothing more than a light stroll or surrey ride away! Call us today at (619) 522-6000 to explore more daytime date ideas for your next stay at Coronado Beach Resort.



Due to our location in the heart of Coronado, please be aware that our resort experiences consistent noise from the local military base, nearby construction, and traffic along Orange Avenue.


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Please note that our neighboring hotel, Villa Capri, will be undergoing construction through November 2024. Additionally, Hotel Del Coronado will also be undergoing construction, but will remain open to the public. Please be aware that increased noise levels related to construction equipment may be noticeable during this period. For more information, please visit our construction page.

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