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Families will love:

  • Hotel del Coronado
  • Coronado Beach and Silver Strand State Beach
  • Relaxed setting away from San Diego crowds

Sausalito is to San Francisco as Coronado is to San Diego; both towns are just across the water from their big-sister cities, providing easy day trips during vacations, along with slightly less congestion. Plus, each offers a wealth of charming eateries, shops, history, and of course, outdoor spots to enjoy the California sun.

For Coronado, those spots include two ... more
Sausalito is to San Francisco as Coronado is to San Diego; both towns are just across the water from their big-sister cities, providing easy day trips during vacations, along with slightly less congestion. Plus, each offers a wealth of charming eateries, shops, history, and of course, outdoor spots to enjoy the California sun.

For Coronado, those spots include two outstanding beaches, one of them -- Coronado Beach -- named among the 10 Best Beaches for Families in 2013. The beach offers calm, typically warm water that's perfect for youngsters. The soft white hand is never hot either, nor crowded, providing ample opportunities to build sandcastles and sunbathe.

Coronado's biggest claim to fame, however, is the stately Hotel del Coronado. Take a tour of the "The Del," in which you'll discover its rather interesting beginnings (which include haunted happenings; youngsters won't be interested, but your teens will be intrigued), eat at an onsite restaurant or splurge with an overnight stay -- it's the central focus point of the island, and one you don't want to (and really, can't) miss.

Written by Amanda Geronikos less

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