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United States | A Quick Escape to Coronado Island, San Diego

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Coronado Island, San Diego, CA

Trip Duration

3 nights / 4 days

With a small town feel and boasting one of North America's top-rated beaches, Coronado Island, located across the San Diego Bay, offers the ideal quick escape for those seeking some fun in the sun.

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Day 1: Your Hometown, USA / Coronado Island, San Diego, USA

Enjoy the scenic drive from your hometown or after a quick flight, arrive in San Diego and pick up your Hertz full-size rental car with pre-registration and unlimited mileage. Arrive at your home away from home, the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton. Settle into your Coastal View Victorian guestroom with Pacific Ocean views. Then, stroll to the water for beach games such as corn hole, giant Jenga and giant Connect 4 before grabbing a bite at The Del's gourmet food truck.

Spend the afternoon on the Experience the Legend tour, showcasing the resort's 132 years of heritage in hosting iconic Hollywood celebrities, local legends and the mysterious Kate Morgan. Explore the Victorian building and gardens with a behind-the-scenes look from an expert docent.

This evening, stroll to Babcock & Story Bar, a spirited lounge named after the resort's founders. Sip your crown city grapefruit julep cocktail and savor a selection of appetizers, including crab cake and Angus beef sliders, as you listen to the live music.

Day 2:  San Diego

Delight in The Del's legendary Sunday brunch in the Crown Room. From mimosas and Bloody Marys to pancakes and waffles with Chantilly cream, berry compote, chocolate sauce and toasted coconut, plus surf, turf and international options, the brunch caters to every taste.

Today, visit Spa at The Del and experience the ocean's healing powers. Indulge in an organic purifying facial, utilizing vitamins derived from fruits, vegetables and herbs for nourished and balanced skin. Next, enjoy a salt stone massage using warm sea salt stones and movement to re-mineralize the body. Complete your spa experience at the salon, where Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and Jane Russell all prepared for their close-ups. Enjoy a deep sea manicure and pedicure, indulging in an ocean essence soak, exfoliating sea salt scrub and calming massage and seaweed wrap.

After a rejuvenating day, spend the evening dining at Sheerwater beachfront restaurant. Your exquisite meal begins with the ahi and watermelon poke with wasabi crema, sesame lavash, orange ginger vinaigrette and petite cilantro, followed by pan-seared Chilean sea bass with lobster butter and sea bean salad. A decadent dessert completes your dinner: warm chocolate brownie cobbler with hazelnut gelato and cream cheese streusel.

Day 3: San Diego

Spend the morning taking a surfing lesson on the beach, followed by a relaxing rest in your private beachside cabana.

Early afternoon, venture to downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter for lunch at a local cafe, and then browse the nearby boutiques and shops as you stroll the iconic gaslamp-lined streets. Be sure to stop at Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop for a decadent warm brownie sundae.

Upon your return to the resort, enjoy dinner at the Beach & Taco Shack, with toes-in-the-sand dining. Your refreshing blackberry margarita awaits, followed by American Kobe beef tartare and seared day boat scallops with forbidden rice, heirloom carrots, snow peas, Thai basil, kalamansi vinaigrette. Conclude your evening with a movie on the beach under the nighttime stars.

Day 4: San Diego / Your Hometown, USA

Discover tranquility as you take a stroll along the beach before returning your Hertz rental car and embarking on your comfortable return flight, dreaming of your next quick escape to the many wonders of the United States.

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