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Coronado Bridge, San Diego

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Soak in sweeping views of the San Diego Bay while driving on . Serving as the main artery from San Diego to Coronado, the 3.41 km (2.12 mi) bridge stands 61m (200 ft) above the water. With 30 mission-arch shaped concrete piers jutting high out of the water, the bridge is one of the area’s most notable landmarks. Make your way across while enjoying views of the city’s coastline, Point Loma, and Coronado, and then head into town for lunch at the Coronado Hotel or to explore the eccentric mix of local shops. Catch the bus from San Diego to Coronado to avoid the hassle of parking. Our San Diego online day trip planner makes visiting Coronado Bridge and other San Diego attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Stopped in a nearby park to see the bridge nice view . only stopped for a short while on a coach trip lots going on in the park . Restrooms were interesting NO doors on the toilets so whistle lol  more »
  • The bridge is beautiful and a must for getting to the sandiest beaches. We loved getting our feet wet and feeling the sand in between our toes. My husband's first time!  more »
  • Drove across the bridge quite a few times when visiting San Diego. It's an awesome view from the water as well.  more »
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  • Really neat experience to drive across the bridge and see San Diego from that unique angle. I really enjoyed the short travel across the bridge, the traffic was not bad at all. Another aspect of the bridge is it's visibility from everywhere in San Diego, I think it adds to the skyline and looks really neat.
  • People say the best things in life are free - this is certainly true when you cruise over the Coronado bridge. A heavenly feeling starts to come up when your convertible is breathing the air, your gaze flies across the ever-blue sky and your sense of distance and space gathers the vast amount of data when you look down the bridge. This construct of ingenuity couldn't be more impressive and resembles a short, but pleasant flight above San Diego. It doesn't matter if you want to impress your date or entertain family friends, a drive across this bridge will appeal to everyone. Connect this quick excursion with the nearby scenic drive and the gas used for this trip will, for the first time ever, be worth less than what you have experienced!
  • Took the trolley tour over a few times and got amazing views of the city. Neat history about the bridge as well. Definitely need to cross here and spend a day on Coronado
  • We had our Uber driver bring us here to see the lights of the bay. So beautiful and peaceful after dark. Take the ferry ride. You won't regret it!
  • Going into SD in the morning in a bigger vehicle? Avoid this bridge at all costs, if you MUST take it, use the inside lane if you're wishing to avoid a panic attack before you hit the busiest freeway in the city. If you want to use the outside lane, get prepared to notice only a foot or two of space between you and a 200' (approx. 60-70 so meters) drop. Sunglasses are a must, take it slowly and drink your coffee AFTER the bridge unless you enjoy clearing your stomach first thing at work.
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