Free or Almost Free in San Diego-Ferry Rides

July 6, 2013

Cabrillo Ferry

Coronado Ferry

What better way to travel to Coronado than by Ferry, just a short 15 minute ride from the convention center or from the Broadway Pier, you will love this novel mode of transportation.  Just $4.25 each way the Coronado Ferry is a great way to enjoy our beautiful Harbor and the views that it affords of America’s finest city.

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Once on the island walk or bike to the famous Hotel Del to tour the grande dame of wooden hotels.  You will fall in love with it’s history and architecture! The lobby is an incredible testimony to a bygone era’s amazing craftsmanship.  From the lobby take a ride on the old fashion elevator with it’s very own Elevator Operator to the lowest level.  There you can enjoy window shopping (my favorite is Babcock and Story) and a self guided history lesson tour along it’s wide halls to a very large outdoor deck area.  We normally never walk away from this area with out having a latte or ice cream cone.   I promise you won’t be disappointed by this jewel of the West Coast.

Coronado Beaches

After you get done at “The Del”  take a relaxing walk on one of San Diego County’s loveliest beaches, right outside the Hotel Del doors. 

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For some additional fun and a step into the 50’s head on over to Clayton’s Coffee Shop.  It’s Americana at it’s finest. 979 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA 92118.  619.435.5425

San Diego Free Things to Do

Another of our favorite haunts, just a hop, skip and a jump away from Clayton’s, is Bay Books Coronado. What we love about this shop is that it is one of the few independently owned book stores left in San Diego County.  We also like that they recommend some very good reads.  Check them out on Facebook




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