Trot on the beach or frolic through
the flower-filled Tijuana River Valley
with Happy Trails. Sunset rides are
2225 Hollister St., Imperial Beach
PORTWOOD PIER PLAZA
Check out “Surfhenge,” four 16-20”
acrylic surfboard shaped arches and
the colorful collection of surfboard
benches, then walk out on the pier
and watch surfers ride the waves
10 Evergreen Ave., Imperial Beach
Head here for modern coastal fare
served alongside sweeping oceanfront
views of the Coronado Islands, South
Bay and Mexico.
800 Seacoast Drive (in the Pier
Four miles of walking trails lead visitors
through the breeding, feeding and
nesting grounds for 370 species of
migratory and native birds (including
six endangered species).
301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach
U.S. OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER
Take a free, self-guided tour of the
Chula Vista Olympic Training Center
and watch athletes in training. The
1-mile walking path open to the
public passes by the BMX track,
athlete housing, softball and field
hockey fields and archery range.
2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista
TJ OYSTER BAR
Get a taste of Tijuana without
crossing the border at this cozy
mariscos spot with some of the
best fish tacos in town. Bonus:
they’re only 99 cents each.
4246 Bonita Road, Bonita
Javier Plascencia, rock star of the
Tijuana culinary world, serves as
executive chef of this tapas gem.
Try the Tijuana street fare like shrimp
and mozzarella grilled tacos for lunch.
4346 Bonita Road, Bonita
Laid-back beaches, bird sanctuaries and Tijuana-influenced
cuisine are the hallmarks of San Diego’s South Bay. Come and
explore this unique area, just minutes from the U.S./Mexico border.
The Hotel del
built in 1888
Travel by Ferry
Hop on at either of two downtown locations and enjoy a
15-minute ride to the island.
Broadway Pier or
Brunch at the
Hotel del Coronado
Feast on a lavish spread in
the historical Crown Room,
including seafood and sushi,
international cuisine, a
carving station, a gourmet
bloody mary bar and an
astounding array of sweets.
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado State Beach
Gentle waves and soft white
sand make this vast beach
perfect for families. At low
tide, spot sea life in the tide
pools in front of the Hotel Del.
Hop on a Bike
The best way to
explore Coronado is
on two wheels. Rent
a bike and ride along
smooth, flat paths
from the Ferry Landing
to the Silver Strand and all
points in between. Want a
tour guide? Bike and Kayak
Tours’ “Tour de Coronado”
hits all the hot spots.
1201 First St., Suite 215
Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge
You can’t beat the brisket
burger with truffle fries and a $5
craft draft during social hour.
1015 Orange Ave.