Across the Bay from downtown San Diego and minutes from the airport lies the postcard-perfect resort town of Coronado, with acclaimed, white-sand beaches, palm trees and small-town island vibe. In addition to its beauty, there’s a timeless charm to its Orange Avenue main drag and historic Hotel Del Coronado. At just about two miles square, it’s also easy to get around whether by foot, bike or a four-seat surrey. For the full-on island experience (though it’s actually a peninsula), book a room at the iconic “Hotel Del” which has been welcoming guests since 1888. The beaches here are repeatedly ranked among the nation’s Top Ten and feature powdery white sand and sparkling Pacific waters. The two main beaches to try are Coronado Beach and Silver Strand Beach. For shopping and dining, Orange Avenue and the Ferry Landing Marketplace have plenty of options. Grab a bite and a cold beer at Coronado Brewing Company or a towering ice cream sandwich at MooTime Cookies and Creamery after completing the Coronado Island walking tour. And take in photo-worthy evening views of the San Diego skyline from Centennial Park.