Coronado is known for the grand Victorian Hotel del Coronado and all the famous people that have stayed there. Coronado is a California beach resort located on a peninsula in San Diego Bay. It first opened over a hundred years ago in 1888. Opening so long ago, there is bound to be a haunting story, which there is. The story of Kate Morgan is so popular that many people request to stay in the same hotel room where she actually stayed. Kate is reportedly a “friendly ghost”. Some who stay in this room have reported feeling random breezes in the room and having the TV turn off and on spontaneously.
My family and I had a small reunion at Hotel del Coronado . We found the “ghost stories” interesting but found more attraction to what the island had to offer. Here are a few fun things we did:
- Bayside and the Ferry Landing. Near the bridge on the bayside there are luxurious galleries, boutique shops, great restaurants with exceptional views, and historic Centennial Park.
- The historic downtown. The downtown offers two professional live theater venues, the Coronado School of the Arts, Coronado Visitor Center, Coronado Museum, historic buildings, and more.
- Some of the world’s most desirable beaches can be found in Coronado . At North Beach, there are bonfire pits and a dog beach where dogs can be off leash. Central beach has volleyball courts and shower facilities. A portion of South Beach is off limits due to the navy seal training. We definitely took advantage of all the beach activities.
- Glorietta Bay is found where the Silver Stands begins and where the Orange Avenue ends. This part Coronado contains the tennis center, golf course, yacht club, seafood grill, public marina, community center, and boat ramp. On the other side of Orange Avenue, you can see million dollar views of the beaches and bay through the Coronado Shores condominium towers.
- Silver Strand offers a paved bike path that stretches along the gorgeous state beach park. We visited the award-winning Lowes Coronado Bay Resort and Spa. That was a day to remember!
While there, I pulled out some of the Penless postcards that I brought along. Since we spent so much time at the beautiful beaches, we had tons of fun videos of us and the kids that it was easy to attach a few to the postcards and send to friends at home. Everyone loves to receive a Penless postcard to see what pops up on the QR code!