How many times did I listen to that song in San Diego/Coronado? Oh about 5 times, at least!
We stayed at the Loews Coronado Resort, on Coronado Island (even though it's not technically an island)...it is located just outside of Coronado past the Navy Seals training base. (San Diego is about 20 minutes away).
The rooms are spacious, there is a Keurig coffee maker in the room and most rooms have great views. At night, we could see the lights of San Diego and Tijuana from our balcony. The hotel does provide free shuttles to and from Coronado so you can get to town. Great place!
I loved walking down Orange Avenue in Coronado. There are several shops, restaurants, houses and businesses along the way down to First Avenue, where you can view the San Diego skyline:
The Hotel Del Coronado is a sight to see. When I was catching a cab back to Loews one day, there was a Rolls Royce parked out front of the Hotel Del Coronado. Just another usual day there, I suspect! (Unfortunately I did not get a photo in time!)
The beaches were amazing too.
We drove on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge several times, it connects the two cities and the views are spectacular from both sides. Here's what it looks like:
San Diego has a laid-back vibe, so does Coronado. The houses in Coronado are absolutely beautiful and everyone's front yards are full of gorgeous flowers, shrubs, foliage and plants. One of our favorite things to do was drive up and down the streets and just gaze at the houses and the yards.
We went to the Gaslamp District a few times during our stay, we dined at Searsucker (edited to note: we discovered later that Top Chef Finalist Brian Malarkey is the head chef there) and Kansas City BBQ (another Top Gun location....Hubs was delighted about that!) In Coronado, we ate at Peohe's, Brigantine Seafood and Costa Azul. Great restaurants, there were so many to choose from! I enjoyed the shopping in San Diego and the inside/outside malls. Unfortunately, I did not make it to Fashion Valley Mall...a cab drive there and back from Loews would have been well over $100.00 US.............so I made do with shopping at Horton Plaza in San Diego, Ross Dress for Less downtown (my new favorite - found some great clothes there), the Las Americas Outlets near the Mexico Border (which was as close to Mexico as we got) and Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills.
We also toured the Mission in San Diego and the USS Midway on our last day. Both highly recommended!
Definitely coming back to San Diego and Coronado!