For the last excursion during the holidays 2013, we went to Coronado Island and Hotel Del Coronado. With a population of about 24,000, Coronado lies on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a 10-mile isthmus called the Silver Strand. Close to downtown San Diego, the lengthy Coronado bridge will also take you to the island. Enjoy the beautiful views of the harbor from the bridge as you are driving over, but drivers take a peek only once in awhile, it’s a long way down.
We visited on December 22nd, so it was very crowded with holiday travelers as well as Staycationers like us. They have an outdoor ice skating rink where you can skate right next to the beach and watch the sunset while you are falling on your tush.
You can stroll around the hotel and browse the many shops on the main floor. Or view the grounds.
They have a huge Christmas tree in the lobby and the hotel is decorated festive for the holidays.
California didn’t disappoint with another beautiful sunset and we enjoyed it with 250 of our closest friends.
I have been on other days where it wasn’t crowed and the beach is massive so it is easy to find a spot by yourself.