Coronado (also known as “Coronado Island”) is an affluent resort town with a population of approximately 24,697 located across the bay from downtown San Diego, California. While Coronado Island isn’t technically an island, because it lies on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a 10-mile (16 km) isthmus called the Silver Strand (or The Strand), this beautiful little town is a wonderful place for a bicycle vacation.
Coronado has over 15 miles of dedicated bike, blading and running paths… and is home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, built in 1888 and long considered one of the world’s top resorts. It is listed as a National Historic Landmark and appeared in films such as Some Like It Hot and The Stunt Man.
I recently traveled to Coronado to visit with my aunt and uncle who live on the island and I had a great time cycling around the city while exploring the many local beaches, buildings and houses.
Here are some photos from my time in Coronado: