SUP Coronado | a San Diego Day Trip
Last weekend, I finally put a Groupon to use that I’ve had lying around for a while: stand-up paddleboarding at Coronado Ferry Landing. Lauren and I drove down to Coronado early on Saturday morning to grab breakfast at the famed Clayton’s Coffee Shop, a local favorite since 1940. We were instantly charmed by the diner’s charming 50’s style and outstanding pancakes, and shoveled a few down before heading over to Bike & Kayak Tours to pick up our rental boards and get on the water.
San Diego is never short on adventurous opportunities. Anything combining my love for water, exploring, sunshine, and best friends is an instant winner! While I’ve had my fair share of SUP adventures before (most recently during our Big Bear day trip), each time is a unique experience, and I treasured this particular day exploring my favorite city with my favorite lady.
Despite the wake from passing boats nearly knocking us into the water more often than we’d like to admit, we managed to stay high and dry on our boards. We paddled our way up and down the coast of Coronado near the ferry landing with spectacular views of both the Coronado Bay Bridge and the downtown San Diego skyline across the channel, waving to passing sail boats, jet skis, and jet boats.
It was a beautiful day full of sunshine, laughter, blue skies, and blue water. By the end of our 90 minutes my legs were trembling from the balance exercise paddleboarding proves to be, but we walked it off by wandering Coronado with Mootime ice cream cones in hand, of course.
While San Diego itself is a vacation hotspot, even the locals need a getaway. Every time I’m on the charming island of Coronado, I automatically feel like I’m on a little trip. Seeing it all from the water with good company filled me with an even greater appreciation for this city I call home.
Bike & Kayak Tours, Coronado Location | 1201 1st Street #215 | Coronado, CA 92118