Destination guide

Bask on the shimmering sands of the Coronado beaches

When you book Coronado vacation rentals, you can look forward to beautiful beaches, excellent year-round weather, and an abundance of exciting activities. The long, sandy beaches here are some of the best in the United States and, thanks to an infusion of the mica mineral (rarely found in beach sand), the sands sparkle in the most spectacular fashion. When you’re not sunning yourself on the beach, explore one of the many shopping and dining areas, like Orange Avenue, where you can also find theaters and galleries.

Things to do

Take in the rich history of Coronado

An excellent starting point for your trip is the Coronado Visitor Center. As well as helping you orient yourself, it’s also home to the Coronado Museum where you can learn all about the island’s history, art, and architecture. They also have knowledgeable docents who offer tours, including one about Hotel Del Coronado. This beautiful historic hotel, which has hosted celebrities and presidents for decades, is an attraction in itself and is a must-see when visiting. Be sure to visit Ferry Landing, where you’ll find a range of boutique shopping and trendy galleries.


A world of activities awaits in Coronado

Cycling is a fantastic way to see the island of Coronado. As well as being a relaxing way to get around town, there are some superb bike trails to enjoy. The 9-mile-long Silver Strand Bikeway is a popular choice. Stretching from Coronado to Imperial Beach, this flat, gentle ride can be enjoyed by the whole family. San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean provide tons of fun activities to enjoy, including surfing, boating, and kayaking. Taking a romantic gondola tour as the sun sets is a beautiful way to end the day before heading back to the comfort of your Coronado vacation rental.


Leave your umbrella at home when visiting Coronado

Coronado enjoys a fantastic climate throughout the year, with the weather generally being dry and sunny. It receives an annual average of 265 sunny days, and only 9 inches of rain (way below the nation’s average of 39 inches), which mainly falls during winter. Temperatures push as high as 80 degrees during July and August, but the hot weather also brings the biggest crowds. If you’re intending to enjoy pure relaxation in the Coronado vacation rentals, an ideal time to visit is spring or fall, when temperatures are still high and make for pleasant days kicking back on the beach.

Natural features

Explore the beautiful landscape of Coronado

Although not technically an island, Coronado is only connected to the mainland by a small stretch of land. On one side, you have the San Diego Bay, across which is the impressive skyline of Downtown San Diego. To the other, you have the Pacific Ocean affording stunning views, especially as the sun sets. The island is best defined by its fabulous beaches. Coronado Beach is consistently named the best beach in the United States by Stephen Leatherman, a world-renowned coastal expert better known as Dr. Beach.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Coronado

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 10.3 mi (16.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Coronado?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,981 vacation rentals near Coronado. From 1,868 Houses to 2,148 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Coronado for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Coronado?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Coronado:

  • Coronado Village: 335 vacation rentals
  • Coronado Cays: 46 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla Shores: 555 vacation rentals
  • Crown Point: 1,239 vacation rentals
  • Midway District: 57 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Coronado?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Coronado. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Coronado Ferry Landing: 4,798 vacation rentals
  • Naval Base Coronado: 4,809 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Coronado Bridge: 2,860 vacation rentals
  • Centennial Park: 4,818 vacation rentals
  • Spreckels Park: 4,745 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coronado listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Coronado?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,868 Houses in Coronado. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Coronado include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,148 rentals available
  • Cottages: 256 rentals available
  • Villas: 44 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Coronado?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,078 vacation rentals with pool available in Coronado. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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