Romantic Places near Coronado Island Resorts

Coronado Island is a resort community located near San Diego harbor. Coronado Island rentals offer you some great accommodation near sandy beaches and refreshing ocean surf. Away from the beach, visitors can enjoy a number of local attractions that include downtown San Diego, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. For visiting couples, the island offers a number of places which are quiet, solitary and ideal for a romantic escape. Here is a selection of places near your Coronado Island vacation rental where you can spend some intimate moments away from the crowd.

Imperial Beach

Situated 20 miles south of San Diego, this is a popular destination for surf fishing; you can swim, sunbathe or spend the day building sandcastles. There are two wildlife sanctuaries situated nearby: The Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and the Border Field State Park, where you can hike or bird watch. You can enjoy some shopping in Tijuana, and while you are there, do visit Grandma's Pantry Restaurant and Bakery for some mouthwatering food.

Silver Strand Beach

This unique beach is located 4.5 miles south of Coronado; it has the Pacific Ocean on one side and the San Diego Bay on the other. You can cross over from one side to the other through a pedestrian underpass. You can take part in a number of water sports like water-skiing, surfing, swimming and boating. The beach is relatively far and is less crowded, allowing you to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Coronado Cays Gondola Ride

The canals of Coronado Cays recreate a bit of Italy in San Diego. You can cruise along the canals in a 36-foot gondola, which is similar to the ones in Venice. The Gondola Company offers a complimentary appetizer or a dessert plate; you are welcome to carry your wine, while they will give you the ice bucket and the glassware, all adding to a perfectly romantic setting. Reservations are required and the cruises are from 3 p.m. to midnight.

San Diego Harbor Cruise

Take a harbor cruise to enjoy sightseeing on the San Diego bay. There are a number of operators offering cruises around the bay area. If you would like to spend some time in private, then a three-hour dinner cruise on one of the fine dining yachts is recommended; the fare includes a three-course meal and complimentary champagne. There is live music and dancing on board. You can stroll around the spacious deck and view the breathtaking scenery and watch a spectacular sunset.

La Jolla Cove - La Jolla by the Sea

Beautiful and picturesque, La Jolla is located 12 miles north of downtown San Diego. La Jolla has ocean bluffs and beaches on three sides. Add some romance and adventure exploring the sea cliffs and caves on a kayak in tandem. You can also spend time browsing the many beautiful boutiques and art galleries.

These are few of the numerous attractions near your vacation rental. Other attractions include parks, museums, aquariums, water parks and the heritage Del Coronado hotel. Visit to search for vacation rentals in Coronado. You can sort your search based on location, price and amenities offered.

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