Your Coronado Spring Break Guide

Fill your spring break with sun, surf, sand and these must-see local sights

Spring is the perfect time to stay in Cornado - visitors can enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather without the summer crowds and craze. Whether on a family vacation, couples retreat, or getaway with friends, there is something for everyone to enjoy, from historic monuments to the golden coastlines and famous parks. 

With so much to see and do, however, it can be overwhelming to plan your itinerary. To help, we have outlined some of the top can’t-miss attractions to help you make the most of your spring break in Coronado and downtown San Diego:

Go to the Beach 

No Coronado trip is complete without a trip to the beach. The mile-and-a-half stretch of coastline at Coronado Central Beach offers mild waves perfect for families. At low tide, tide pools are accessible where you can spot sea anemones, hermit crabs, small fish, and more. Silver Strand State Beach and Dog Beach (Dog Friendly), are other great options on the island as well. 

Explore the Island

Milder temperatures and fewer tourists also make spring break the perfect time to explore the island without the crowds. Coronado has an array of historic sites and monuments that help tell explain its rich history. Stroll through the residential areas and take in the eclectic display of different styled homes, and explore downtown to experience the culture and architecture that makes Coronado so unique. The Coronado Historical Association hosts Coronado Heritage Walks throughout the year that dive into both the history of the island and the famous buildings and residents.

via Coronado Ferry Landing

Coronado Ferry

When ready to venture off the Island, the Coronado Ferry is a fun and scenic way to venture to downtown San Diego. Ferry Service from Coronado to San Diego starts at 9:30 am and runs every hour. Tickets are $7 per person for a one-way ticket, and the boat ride takes you to the San Diego Convention Center or Broadway Pier - both close to several local sites and attractions.  

via Maritime Museum of San Diego

Enjoy a Local Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego collects, preserves, and presents the area's rich maritime heritage and connections. The museum’s collection features sailing ships, steamships, and submarines, including the Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship. The permanent exhibits cover fascinating subjects that range from sea monster myths to photography, navigation, and much more. 

The nearby U.S.S. Midway Museum is another exciting historic destination. This historic naval aircraft carrier turned museum is located at Navy Pier. Exhibits include more than 30 restored aircraft, flight simulators, tours of the flight deck and admiral's cabin, and more. The flight deck provides spectacular views of San Diego's downtown skyline, the San Diego Bay Bridge, and active U.S. Navy ships.


Petco Park

With baseball season starting in late March, spring break is a great opportunity to see the Padres at Petco Park. Aside from being a great venue to watch baseball, the park also offers amazing food and provides breathtaking views of the city. Whether you are a sports fan or not, Petco Park is an exciting stop on any spring break itinerary. 

Via Balboa Park

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is the nation's largest urban cultural park and features a variety of cultural institutions within its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres. The park is home to 17 major museums, several performing arts venues, 18 free public gardens, and many other cultural and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo.  


No matter how you decide to spend your spring break in Coronado, you’ll make wonderful memories as you explore the area’s best beaches, museums, and attractions both on and off the island.