coronado beach and balboa park | san diego, california

Coronado was one of my favorite stops while we were visiting San Diego because there was so much eye candy. Every building was unique in its own way, and I especially loved the old homes lining the streets. After taking a trolley tour through some of the neighborhoods, we drove to Coronado Beach. 

Hotel Del Coronado takes up most of the beachfront and looks absolutely luxurious with its Victorian features. It’s a historic landmark and one of the oldest wooden buildings in California, and a handful of Presidents and movie stars have stayed there. If I ever make it back to San Diego with Brandon, we would love to stay at the hotel — for the history and the wonderful amenities.

Coronado Beach San Diego, California
Coronado Beach San Diego, California
Coronado Beach San Diego, California
Coronado Beach San Diego, California
Coronado Beach San Diego, California
Coronado Beach San Diego, California
Coronado Beach San Diego, California
Coronado Beach San Diego, California

Balboa Park reminds me of New York City’s Central Park in that it’s huge. We could have easily spent all day wandering around the park and going into the museums and gardens, but we only had a few hours to walk around and grab lunch. The weather was gorgeous so we sat outside, had mojitos and sangria, and enjoyed the view.

Balboa Park San Diego, California
Balboa Park San Diego, California
Balboa Park San Diego, California
Balboa Park San Diego, California
Balboa Park San Diego, California
Balboa Park San Diego, California

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02872104051117195376 Veronica Lee Burns

    It sure is beautiful there. I’ve been once shortly…I would so love to go back and actually stay there.

  • http://shabbyloveschic.com/ Courtney

    One of my very favorite places!!! So sweet and precious!

    xo, courtney
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03222437193341574739 kayleigh maryon

    Love your pictures. That beach stretches on for miles it seems. Looks like a wonderful time.
    kayleigh http://www.thewayiwanderlust.blogspot.com.au

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00171733791314174707 Megan

    I LOVE San Diego- grew up going there most summers with my family. And Coronado (and the Hotel Del) are so amazing! Looks like you had nice weather, too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15794131643377703649 Claire Kiefer

    I love San Diego so much. I live about 7 hours north in SF, but I enjoy all my trips down south. The beaches are so warm and beautiful and the Mexican food is divine. You’re making me want to go down there ASAP!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03815888299110521472 Lisa Kothari

    Lovely pictures of a beautiful area! So glad to have found your blog!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02844416356357327292 Tracy Hodgson

    Wish i was there right now, It looks stunning.

    Txx

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