Coronado Small Group Tour: San Diego History Highlights
39 Ratings
Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • We will venture into this seaside community and dive deep into its historical connections with artists, pioneers of flight, and ground-breaking innovators.
  • Filled with charming storefronts and ideal for some leisurely window shopping, the tour will commence at the vibrant core of downtown Coronado, the Rotary Park. We shall meander through the central street and also step off the conventional route to uncover intriguing architectural gems hidden behind Orange Avenue. As we proceed, we will take a brief break for refreshments before we visit a distinctive local shop.
  • Built back in 1890, this edifice, designed in the classical revival style, was finished in 1909. We shall uncover the stories of the individual who financed it, the architect who crafted it, and given the opportunity, we might also get to take a peek inside.
  • This stunning gothic church boasts exquisite stone detailing and breathtakingly beautiful stained glass windows.
  • We will have a chance to visit a local museum (subject to its operational timings), where we can examine various artifacts and photographs that narrate the historical tales of Coronado and its residents.
  • This cosy, round park is nestled amidst stunning residences, and features displays of flags and equipment that cast light on Coronado’s military heritage.
  • Regularly rated among the top 10 beaches in the U.S., Coronado beach provides stunning panoramas of Point Loma and, on cloudless days, even Mexico. We will discuss the beachfront houses on our route, and hopefully spot some marine wildlife. We will then continue our walk towards the most colossal structure on the beach, the iconic Hotel del Coronado.
What's Included
  • Snacks
  • Professional and Fun Local Tour Guide
  • Museum Donation (if open at time of visit)
What's Not Included
  • Guide Gratuity
Additional Information

Enchanting Coronado is merely a brief journey from the city center of San Diego, yet it appears to be a realm apart! We’ll amble down the avenues, admiring the opulent homes worth millions, gorgeous greenery, distinct architectural designs, and, naturally, the sandy shore. Following a swift break for a sugary delight, our exploration of this coastal town, once the residence of creative artists, pioneering aviators, and groundbreaking innovators, continues.

  • Guests should be comfortable walking 2 miles
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Let us know in advance if you would like an audio system
  • If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
Rotary Park
We will meet near the fountain at this small park. Please allow time for parking, especially during the summer, weekends and holidays.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Feb 21, 2024
Walking Coronado History tour - Enjoyed learning about the history and architecture of Coronado with Jennifer. The gelato stop was extra yummy!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 20, 2024
Coroado History - Really enjoyed our tour with Jennifer of Coronado. She has a great knowledge of the area with some wonderful tidbits and other things for us to do around the area. We would recommend this tour.
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Oct 27, 2023
Great tour - Jennifer was amazing and knowledgeable!! Coronado is a beautiful place to spend the day! he worked with us when there was a time conflict so we didn't have to cancel!
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Sep 25, 2023
Informational - We really enjoyed our walk around Coronado Island! It was fun to heat a little history about the place and some of the buildings! We also really enjoyed the Galato :)
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Sep 19, 2023
Great walk! - The information we received and the experience hearing about the architecture while seeing it was wonderful. Jennifer was knowledgeable and interesting. We were glad we went on the walk.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 18, 2023
Beautiful Coronado - Great tour with our knowledgeable guide, Jennifer. We learned about the history of the island and the architecture of some of the buildings. Welcome stop for gelato ending up at the iconic Hotel, a must for movie fans ! Thanks for a wonderful afternoon.
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Sep 18, 2023
Coronado Bought to Life... Thanks Jennifer. - A great walking tour. It was very informative and interesting with plenty of humour and nuggets of information that really bought the tour alive. Our guide Jennifer was superb. This was one of the best US walking tours I have been on, thoroughly recommended.
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Sep 17, 2023
Great tour of Coronado - Great tour with Jennifer, our knowledgeable and fun guide. We learned about the history and architecture of the island on this informative tour.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 25, 2023
Facts and Fun in Coronado - The tour was so interesting and so much fun thanks to our tour guide, Jennifer! The gelato was a delicious surprise treat!
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Jun 24, 2023
Coronado History and Gelato! - It was a beautiful day for a great history tour of Coronado with Jennifer. We were lucky to have a small group! Jennifer was informative, friendly and gave us some great history tid-bits of Coronado. Loved the information about the library. For all booklovers, library lovers, art lovers...go to the Coronado Library. Amazing art!! It was the highlight of my day and also the sweet treat of gelato at a local gelato shop, Bottega Italiana. Yummy! Thanks, Jennifer!
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minimum 2 guests
up to 15 guests
2 Adult
April 2024