Girlfriend Weekend on Coronado Island

Good Times Await

White sandy beaches, fantastic shopping, great restaurants and historical charm are all waiting to be discovered and enjoyed on the charming resort town of Coronado Island. Located across the bay from San Diego, it’s a great weekend escape to a beach town with a carefree lifestyle.

Coronado means the “crowned one,” and the island was first discovered by Spanish explorer Sebastian Vizcaino back in 1602. The island always had the lure of a resort town, and land quickly sold back in the 1800s. The magnificent Hotel Del Coronado, built in 1888, is a must-see for its grandeur.

Orange Avenue shouldn’t be missed with more than 100 shops to explore as you look for those must-have items. Another place to check out is Ferry Landing Marketplace with interesting shops and restaurants.

And, a walk on the sandy beaches, with ocean views and skyline of San Diego is one of the favorite things to do as it was named Best Beach in America in 2012. You may even see a few Navy SEALs running by as they train on the island.

 

Stay

Loews Coronado Bay Resort

4000 Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, CA 92118 | 619.424.4000 | LoewsHotels.com

The resort is the perfect getaway as it spans more than 15 acres with a wonderful view of the sparkling bay and San Diego skyline. Its all-inclusive with fabulous restaurants, shops, three pools, spa and more.

 

Drink

Babcock and Story Bar

1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118 | 619.435.6611 | HotelDel.com/Restaurant-Coronado/Babcock-Story

An evening of fun can be found at this historical lounge located in the Hotel Del Coronado. Its ambiance sets the stage with live music, sassy cocktails and small plates to graze on.

 

Shop

The French Room – Ladies Shoes & Clothing

Coronado Ferry Landing, 1201 First St., Coronado, CA 92118 | 619.550.7366

A favorite shopping destination among locals and visitors, The French Room carries fabulous shoes and clothing. It’s a sophisticated, inviting shop that you and your girlfriends will get lost in trying on beautiful items and accessories.

 

Eat

Brigantine – Seafood & Oyster Bar

1333 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118 | 619.435.4166 | Brigantine.com

A lively place commonly known as “The Brig” is a favorite among the locals and visitors who are lured in by the large selection of fresh seafood. You’ll enjoy a wonderful meal in this beautiful wood-themed establishment.

 

Eat: Best Breakfast

Clayton’s Coffee Shop

979 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118 | 619.435.5425 | Facebook.com/ClaytonsCoffeeShop

Nostalgic, straight-out-of-the-’50s charm is waiting for you at this popular retro diner known for the best breakfasts in town. But, don’t let that stop you from having lunch, dinner or desserts.