We are also looking at travelling with teens next summer from the uk and are looking at the mission bay/beach area for beaches cycling and downtown at night. There are sooo many hotels that I dont know where to start. Help!!!
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If you are going to spend time at the beach on Coronado - then it can be a full day's worth of activities. Will you be doing some water sports such as paddle boarding or kayak? Biking around? Eating? Checking out the Hotel Del, etc. I can easily spend a day in Coronado or a half day - just depends on you. Agree it is a 5 minute drive over the bridge and then another few minutes to the beach area which is on the other side of the "island".....not 20 minutes.Even when I lived in East County - I could leave my front door - drive to Coronado dog beach and be there in under 20 minutes.
Thanks for info .. we're pretty good at winging it .. sounds like we'll plan a day and see what or how much we end up doing