Coronado is the cute little peninsula off of San Diego. It’s the home of the famous Hotel Del Coronado, which fun fact is the setting of the Marilyn Monroe film Some Like It Hot. Coronado is the perfect place for vacation and happens to be my family’s first choice.
We usually stay at the Loews hotel, which almost seems like a second home to me with this previous trip being our family’s sixth visit. Our visit was shorter than normal, but I was still very thankful for the opportunity to go because after a difficult and time consuming semester which led straight into a full time job after graduation, I was in dire need of a vacation.
Upon my arrival, I knew there was one thing I had to do first and foremost, and that was to buy a floppy beach hat. I have wanted one since last summer and never really got around to actually purchasing one. So knowing that we were going to be in San Diego for four days seemed like the perfect opportunity to get one…. It’s the little things that make me happy. Luckily, I found the floppy hat of my dreams at the boutique in the Loews. I ended up getting a black hat with white embroidered dash stitching.
The food was probably one of my favorite parts of the trip, besides finally getting the hat (again, the little things). Island Pasta is my favorite place to eat in Coronado, I tried the baked rigatoni this time around. It was so good that I seriously wish it was a daily part of my diet, you know, without the unfortunate carb effects. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of it (again, so good). At the hotel restaurant I tried a lobster roll for the first time. Needless to say that’s a new favorite of mine. For our final night we ate at the seafood place in the Hotel Del Coronado where I got lobster….OH.MY.GOSH it was phenomenal, the absolute best. And for dessert I got a blue berry cheesecake.
The remainder of our trip, when we weren’t eating, involved walking downtown to look at all the cute little shops or lounging by the pool. Sadly it was overcast for the first part of our trip, but we were lucky to get some sun for the final two days. I can’t stress this enough, but I absolutely love Coronado, it is such a cute little beach town. I definitely encourage everyone who visits San Diego to make a trip out there. There’s two ways of getting there: either taking the ferry across the water or if you have access to a car you can drive over the bridge (and hey there’s no bridge toll either!). Seriously, one day it would be amazing to live in Coronado, maybe I’ll retire there 😉