Chances are that you’ve seen the panoramic images of the curved Coronado bridge towering over the beautiful San Diego Bay. This picturesque pathway takes us to one of the best running routes in all of Southern California on Coronado, or “The Crowned City.” While the bridge is fun to drive over and view the San Diego Cityscape, you will likely be taking the equally scenic Ferry across the bay. It connects the easily accessible Downtown station to our sight-running tour starting point at the Coronado Island Ferry landing and Village. Your guide can meet you on either side of the bay because we’ll never turn down a Ferry ride when we get the chance.
Our must-see 7k Coronado tour offers a similar journey into the history and beauty of this island paradise as the full 11k experience, but in a more focused package. This is the perfect way to go if you prefer to trade in a little sight-running action to get your feet in that warm beach sand sooner rather than later. We don’t quite conquer the entire island on this best of run, but 7k is nothing to scoff at, and you won’t feel like you missed any part of the adventure!
While the 11k tour is designed to give a full scope and sense of Island living and vacationing over the last century, the 7k tour focuses more on the historic heart of Coronado. We venture less to the outskirts of the lavish neighborhoods and spend more time running along the main streets around Orange Avenue and exploring the beach life of the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. While seeing the island landmarks is a must, the real serene beauty of this run comes when we’re cruising along the scenic waterfront pathways. Near the Silver Strand we’ll see and learn about the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Cabrillo Monument in the distance. On the other side of the island, the SD Bay is full of sailboats, unbelievable yachts and Navy ships set against a stunning blue-sky backdrop of the Coronado Bridge and the San Diego Skyline.
We’ll continue our run through the ocean side parks and towards the Ferry where you’ll have to make the tough decision whether to spend the rest of the day on the Island or head back to the mainland for your next expedition. You really can’t lose either way, and we hope you’ll join us on this truly one of a kind island running route experience.