Getting Around in Coronado The Coronado Ferry
The ferry to San Diego is very much a tradition in Coronado, which has seen a veri- table fleet of ferryboats since that first small boat in 1886. Pedestrians and bicyclists board at the Coronado Ferry Landing and disembark at the Broadway Pier in San Di- ego, adjacent to the intersection of Broadway and North Harbor Drive.
Tickets may be purchased at the me- chanical terminal next to the gangway at the Coronado Ferry Landing or at the San Diego Harbor Excursion booth at 1050 North Harbor Drive. Coronado to San Diego: Fer- ries leave Coronado on the half-hour, starting at 9:30 a.m. The last ferry leaves for San Diego at 9:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.)
San Diego to Coronado: Ferries run on the hour, starting at 9 a.m. The last ferry leaves for Coronado at 9 p.m. (10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.) A ferry also runs from Coronado to the San Diego Convention Center and back again. A one-way ticket cost $4.25; round trip is $8.25, there is no charge for bicycles. For more information, call 619- 234-4111 or go to www.co
Coronado by Bike
All San Diego MTS buses have bicycle racks that can accommodate two bicycles. Bikes are also allowed on the Coronado Ferry. Fortunately, Coronado has quite a few business where you can rent traditional bikes, tandem two-seaters and pedal cars that can accommodate four or more people: • Bikes and Beyond, 1201 First Street, 619-435-7180.
• Cruiser King, 957 Orange Avenue, 619-522-6967.
• Holland’s Bicycles, 977 Orange Avenue, 619-435-3153.
• Little Sam’s Island and Beach Fun, 1343 Orange Avenue, 619-435-4068. • Wheel Fun Rentals , 1500 Orange Avenue
(Hotel del Coronado), 619-342-7244. Route 901 Bus
Route 901 (and Route 904) are part of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System. Traveling north, the 901 crosses the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge into San Diego, stopping at downtown San Diego’s main transit hub, the 12th and Imperial Transit Center.
From there, the 901 passes PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and continues to the intersection of Broadway and Union Street. At the last stop for the 901, passengers may access North Harbor Drive and downtown San Diego. On the south end of the 901 route is the Iris Trolley station and Imperial Beach.
A one-way trip on the 901 costs $2.25. An all-day pass, good for unlimited passage on any metropolitan bus or trolley for the day,
is $5. Seniors (60 or older) and disabled persons ride for $1.10. Up to two children age 5 or younger are free with any paying passenger. Exact fare is required. For a map of the 901 route, visit www.sdcommute.com
. Paper schedules are also available on board the bus.
Coronado’s 904 Shuttle The Crown City has its very own transit shuttle that runs the length of the town. The 904 route follows Orange Avenue, from First Street and the Ferry Landing, to the city community center at the southernmost tip of Coronado. The shuttle runs hourly, every day, from about 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., except Sundays and holidays.
Shuttle fare is $2.25 for adults and $1.10 for disabled persons and seniors (60 or older.) One or two children (age 5 and under) ride free with each paying passenger. For a map of the 904 route, visit www.sd
commute. com. Paper schedules are also available on board the bus.
Coronado Visitor Center and Coronado Museum
A wealth of local knowledge about Coro- nado’s past and present is available at the Coronado Visitor Center and Museum of History and Art. Staffed by volunteers with a genuine love of Coronado, the Visitor Center offers information on the city, tour options, maps, discounted tickets for attractions (such as the San Diego Zoo and Old Town Trolley tours) in Coronado and San Diego and much more. Volunteers are available 363 days a year to answer questions and provide tour information. This is the officially sanctioned one-stop-shop for all visitor information about Coronado. The Coronado Visitor Center is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 437-8788 or visit www.co
San Diego Water Taxi
The speediest passage across the bay is on the San Diego Water Taxi, which oper- ates in the afternoon and picks up at the Coronado Ferry Landing. The trip from Coro- nado to the 5th Avenue dock only lasts about five minutes, but the water taxi still provides an up-close look at the San Diego waterfront and the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. In addition to downtown San Diego, the water taxi stops at Shelter Island and Harbor Is- land. Fares are $7 per person each way. The water taxi operates Sunday - Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Friday - Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. - 11 p.m. Call 619-235-8294 for information on the taxi.
Stand On Your Own Two Wheels Segway of Coronado, 112 C Avenue, has the two-wheeled vehicles available for rent and also offers tours. A Segway is essentially a pair of wheels with an internal balancing
mechanism and handlebars. Though they look precarious, a few moments are enough to learn how to ride and a safety/training class is provided. A Coronado bayside tour may be had for $69. Call 619-522-9011 for tour information or visit www.se
Go Green Coronado: Electric Cart Rental
See the sights of Coronado in eco-friendly fashion. Visit all the treasures that this enchanted island has to offer at your own leisure. Rental by the hour at $30 with a two-hour minimum or $80 for the day. Free cart delivery and pick-up are included. Each cart seats four with a lockable trunk for your valuables. The carts are approved for all streets in Coronado except the Coronado Bridge and South of the Hotel Del. Call 619- 851-8888 to reserve today.
Coronado Walking Tours To really learn about Coronado’s enchant- ing history, visitors are encouraged to take the three organized walking tours offered. The tours vary in landscape and information, but present a memorable and unique blend of Coronado history and lore.
Coronado Walking Tour starts at Glorietta Bay Inn, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m., 90 minutes, $12. Call 619-435-5993 for information. Coronado Heritage Walk , on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. This hour-long narrated strolls through the historic downtown, Star Park Circle and past oceanfront mansions are led by Coronado Historical Association docents who present vintage photographs of these areas as a contrast to the same views today. Fees apply (members are free) and reserva- tions are required. Call 619-437-8788. Cost for adults is $10, children under 12 are free. Hotel del Coronado tour on Tuesdays and Fridays 10:30 a.m., and Saturdays and Sun- day at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults, $12 for CHA members. Reservations are required. Open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 619-437-8788 or visit coronadovisitor- center.com
for more information. Coronado Tree Tour. Stroll Spreckels Park while learning about Coronado’s history and trees. The price is $10 per person. Call 619- 435-1764 to schedule a tour.
Located at 1323 Orange Avenue (next to The Brigantine restaurant,) Enterprise Rent- A-Car serves the Coronado community six days a week. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. For more information, call 619-522-6111.
Coronado Yellow Cab
Last but not least, Coronado has its own cab company at 155 Orange Avenue. Call 619-435-6211.
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