Did you know you can take a ferry between San Diego and Coronado? Picture a beautiful ride with magnificent views of the bay and Downtown San Diego. My family and I ventured out to Coronado Ferry’s Landing. Over 25 shops and restaurants make up this waterfront marketplace. We had lunch at the Village Pizzeria right by the water. The food was delicious especially the garlic knots and meatball sliders. Peohe’s is another popular restaurant offering happy hour prices from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Bring the family to enjoy the sandy beach next to the short pier. The palm trees, views of the city, and water make for a serene setting. Bikes, surreys, kayaks, and paddleboards are for rent at the local shops. Hollands Bicycles offers a variety of options, like cruisers, tandems, electric bikes, one and two bench surreys, and more. A two-bench surrey costs $20 for half an hour or $140 for four hours. Make a reservation by visiting www.hollandsbicycles.com. Several boutiques offer souvenirs, resort wear, and accessories.

The Silvergate ship, built in 1888, offers two routes to and from Coronado Ferry Landing. The ferry departs from Broadway Pier and the San Diego Convention Center. Children three and under are free to ride the ferry. A one-way ticket is $5 and covers all fees and taxes. Early commuters get a free ride between the hours of 5:40 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. The crew will provide a return ticket to be used later in the day. View the Ferry schedule by visiting www.coronadoferrylanding.com.

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Coronado Ferry Landing sign

Silvergate Ferry in Coronado

Cornado Ferry Landing

Coronado Ferry Landing view

Downtown San Diego

Coronado Ferry Landing Grassy area

View of Downtown San Diego

Sunset in Coronado

Pond in Coronado

Boardwalk Coronado Ferry Landing

Souvenir Shop Coronado

Coronado Marketplace