Transportation & Tours


Convenient Transportation to the San Diego Airport or City

Our San Diego guide to transportation offers all the information you need to help you arrive at our hotel from the airport and get around the area. Loews Coronado Bay is about a 20–25-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport. San Diego is a brief drive or a short 15-minute ferry ride from the hotel and we offer complimentary shuttle service to downtown Coronado. Enjoy guided tours of some of the best attractions the city has to offer, or venture out on your own for some unique exploring.

From the Airport

Our Coronado Bay Resort is just 20–25 minutes from the San Diego International Airport and the fee is approximately $45 each way (plus tip) when you travel by cab. (Please note: prices vary and are subject to change.) If you would like the hotel concierge to set up a private car service, please provide us with your flight itinerary and a driver will be waiting for you in baggage claim. Please contact our concierge for pricing and arrangements.

Hertz Car Rental

For your convenience, our concierges can arrange a rental car and have it waiting for you at the hotel. A self-service Hertz kiosk is located in the lobby as well. Contact the concierge via email or at 619-424-4000 for arrangements and assistance with your itinerary planning. Hotel parking is $28 per day for self-parking. Rental cars are also available at the airport.

Loews Hotels guests can receive up to 20% off Economy through Full Size cars with Hertz in the U.S. and Canada. Click here to learn more about these great offers.

Additional Transportation Options


Complimentary Shuttle Service to Downtown Coronado

Visit Coronado's mile-long main street, a pedestrian's paradise with dozens of shops, boutiques and restaurants. Loews Coronado Bay Resort provides complimentary shuttle service to downtown Coronado (drop-off point is the Coronado Historical Museum). The shuttle operates from 9 AM to 9 PM and leaves the hotel every hour on the hour, based on availability. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Please contact the concierge for arrangements.


San Diego-Coronado Ferry

Take a nostalgic 15-minute ride across the bay to Broadway Pier and the Convention Center in downtown San Diego. The ferry departs from Coronado Ferry Landing, a waterfront marketplace that’s home to more than 25 unique shops and restaurants. Tickets are $4.25 one way or $8.50 round-trip (no charge for bicycles). Children 3 and under can ride for free. Tickets may be purchased at the Broadway Pier, Fifth Avenue Landing or Coronado Ferry Landing (prices subject to change). For more information, call 619-234-4111. Click here for more information or visit our concierge.

Tours


Tours of Coronado

Whether your interest is history, architecture, gardens or adventure, there are tours of the island based on your passion. Choices include the Coronado Heritage Tour, Coronado Tree Tour and Coronado Walking Tour.  Each tour is approximately 90 minutes in length. Click here for more details on how to make reservations or contact our concierge.


Silver Strand State Beach Nature Tours

Known for its preservation of sea life and interesting plant life, Silver Strand State Beach is home to sand dollars, snowy plovers and grunions. Hotel guests are invited to join a State Park Environmental Educator for a fun and interactive tour of the Silver Strand State Beach’s rare plants, animals and birds. Three different tours are available (weather permitting). Tours are complimentary. Click here for more information or reach out to our concierge.

Nature Walks
Sundays, 1:30 PM–2:30 PM

During this one-hour walking tour, we’ll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We’ll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. Meet outside lifeguard headquarters; look for the tall tower on the ocean side of the highway.

Explore and Restore Silver Strand State Beach!
Select Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 AM–11:30 AM.

Discover plants, animals, mud flats, and more on this one-hour walking tour. You can also help preservation efforts by participating in an optional volunteer activity such as a beach cleanup. This tour departs from the lobby at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Contact the concierge at 619-424-4000 for reservations and additional details.

Junior Rangers
Saturdays from 3:30 PM–4:30 PM.

Kids aged 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art and more. Kids can earn awards such as pins, posters, and patches as they progress through the activities. Parent/Guardian must fill out a sign-up form for their children and remain in the park while their kids participate. Meet outside lifeguard headquarters; look for the tall tower on the ocean side of the highway.


Old Town Trolley Tours

Old Town Trolley Tours provides sightseeing tours highlighting the best San Diego attractions. Hop aboard one of their trolleys and you’ll experience “transportainment,” a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. With Old Town Trolley, you can avoid costly parking and city driving while exploring at your own pace as you hop on and off at your favorite stops. Guests can board the trolley at Mc P’s Irish Pub & Grill (1107 Orange Ave between C and B Avenues). Tickets are $36 for adults, $18 for children ages 4–12, free for kids 3 and under. Two-day tickets are also available (prices subject to change). Click here for more information or contact our concierge.


USS Midway

Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 25 restored aircraft. A self-guided audio tour brings the carrier's history to life. Those who dare can "take to the sky" aboard one of three flight simulators.
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Temecula Wine Country

Located just north of the San Diego County line, within the rolling hills of the valley, are 3,000 acres of vineyards and 31 award-winning wineries. Set off on a wine-tasting tour and savor a variety of wines, including Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Wilson Creek's Almond Champagne.
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Sunset Sail Cruise

Come join us on our 27-foot Catalina sailboat. Sit back and relax as we cruise the waters of San Diego Bay for two delightful hours. The Sunset Sail departs daily (weather permitting) and can accommodate up to six guests. Charges apply per person. Tours operated by Action Sports Rentals. Please call ahead for departure times at 619-424-4466.


Whale-Watching Season

From December to April, the majestic California gray whales make their annual migration from the Arctic waters to the warm lagoons in the Gulf of California for breeding. These peaceful giants of the sea come within miles of San Diego’s coastline and can be viewed on daily whale watching excursions and from Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma. A variety of companies offer tours. Contact our concierge to make your reservation.


Contact our concierge to make a customized recommendation based on the experience you are looking for or additional questions you may have. 

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