Flights and Transfers
Direct and indirect flights to San Diego are available plus regional departures are possible; direct flights take just less than 12 hours. As Coronado is a peninsula, there are two routes in and out – the Coronado Bay Bridge or the Silver Strand. Alternatively, you can catch the Coronado Ferry from Downtown San Diego which departs every hour, on the hour from 9am to 9pm.
Your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from your return date to the UK, and you’ll need to check the full entry requirements before you travel. You can do this by visiting the FCO website or by contacting the relevant embassy. UK passengers can travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Scheme, by completing an online form using the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ETSA) system. For more information, take a look at the US Embassy site.
English is the primary language spoken.
Coronado is a small and relatively compact town, so getting around is quick and easy. One of the best ways to get around is by cycling – the bike paths and streets are quiet and easy to navigate on two wheels. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like travelling on foot or by bike, you can take the bus. There is a small bus line from the ferry landing past the Hotel del Coronado, but it doesn’t run very often so check times before planning your day.
The local currency is the US Dollar – credit cards are readily accepted and you’ll find ATMs and banks easily.
Vaccinations and Health
As health requirements change so regularly, it’s advisable that you consult with your GP or specialist travel clinic in advance of your holiday for specific information related to your travel and medical history. Additional information can be found by visiting NaTHNac or MASTA Travel health.