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Coronado

North Beach, Coronado, California

The Crown City

Most people love to celebrate birthdays. My mother-in-law is no exception, loving to commemorate hers all month long.  May is her birth month. This year, she made a special request that our little family of 4 join her for a trip to Coronado, California, the last week of April to usher in her birthday month. (Clearly, I need to start taking notes! I don’t celebrate mine nearly long enough.) And what better place to celebrate than “The Crown City”?
 
Sixth Street and Orange

So, come April 24, we flew into San Diego and caught an Uber to Coronado Island. Which isn’t an island at all, by the way. As my husband pointed out (and mentioned almost every day we were there). Coronado is actually a peninsula connected to the mainland by the Silver Strand (aka The Strand). But I digress.
 
Dragon sculpture

While the “island” is several blocks across, we found we could easily walk everywhere we needed to go. Thankfully, we were on vacation time, so no rush to get anywhere. So, walk we did. It gave us that much more time to take in the beauty all around us, from meticulously manicured lawns to sculptures to painted electric boxes to the gorgeous and fragrant flowers in full bloom. I couldn’t get enough of the birds-of-paradise, which seemed to peek out at us at every turn.
 
 

Helicopters and Happy Hour

North Beach helicopter, Coronado

On our first full day, we walked to the beach on the Pacific Ocean side of Coronado and enjoyed playing in the sand. Overhead, helicopters and other military aircraft passed by regularly. Coronado is, after all, home to Naval Base Coronado. It’s the United States’ ninth largest naval base.
 
After a day at the beach, my husband and I (and our 9 month old son) did an early Happy Hour date night at Coronado Brewing Company. Though there were several items on the menu that looked appetizing, we opted for the Ahi Poke, Artichoke Dip, and Spanglish Fries. All good choices, but I’d say my favorite of the three was the Artichoke Dip. Such creamy deliciousness! And, to finish it off, we split the Brownie a la Mode. So good!
 

Coronado Ferry

Coronado Ferry Landing

The next day, we walked over to Coronado Ferry Landing. While it boasts shopping centers with art galleries, clothing stores, and several places to eat, we made a bee-line for the ferry. After a lovely ride aboard a Flagship Ferry across San Diego Bay, we enjoyed a morning at leisure in downtown San Diego.
 
San Diego Bay  
The bay walk bustled with activity and people rolling massive suitcases. While San Diego airport is not far, I could only guess they were on their way to the massive Disney Cruise ship docked close by. We enjoyed lunch, then found our way back to the Coronado Ferry and the beautiful beaches that awaited us back across the bay. Is there such a thing as too many days at the beach when you’re on vacation?
 

Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado sign

No trip to Coronado would be complete without wandering down Orange Street and taking in the sites, especially the historic Hotel Del Coronado. So, on our second to last day, we walked down to Leroy’s on Orange for their Saturday brunch. Since I am a huge fan of poke (after having discovered poke bowls in Maui a couple of years ago), I had to try the Poke Tacos. I was not disappointed.
 
historic Hotel Del CoronadoContentedly full of poke tacos and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, I walked to the beach near Hotel Del. I let the kids get in another dose of quality beach time, complete with sandcastle building. Then, while my husband and mother-in-law watched the kids, I meandered through Shops at the Del to check out the lovely lobby of Hotel Del Coronado. What struck me most was the sizable chandelier; crystals elegantly draped above as people checked in at the counter.
 
While their vacations had just begun, it was sadly time for ours to come to an end. And so, the next morning, we took another Uber back to the mainland towards home.
 
 

Marriott Vacation Club Pulse: New Additions and New Brand

Boston SkylineMarriott Vacations Worldwide has announced an extension to their Vacation Club brand with the addition of Marriott Vacation Club Pulse. The five announced properties that are included as Marriott Vacation Club Pulse destinations are located in New York City, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Boston and South Beach, Florida.
In Marriott’s press release Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer of Marriott Vacations Worldwide said, “Our Owners and guests are eager to explore new places and try new experiences, especially those in more urban locations. Marriott Vacation Club Pulse expands vacation choices into even more destinations, all with a very unique style. Now, our guests can truly immerse themselves in the cultures, local scenes and neighborhoods of their favorite cities.”
Washington DCThese new city destinations include four recent acquisitions by Marriott in New York, San Diego, Washington, D.C. and South Beach. In Boston, the Custom House is now included as a Marriott Vacation Club Pulse location. Marriott Vacation Club Destinations owners can use their points to book their vacations at these new urban locations now (except San Diego which is available beginning in July).
Big Island Hawaii 2Marriott also updated investors recently on their acquisition of new units on the Big Island of Hawaii in the Waikoloa hotel. Stephen P. Weisz said in their earnings call that they have reached an agreement with the owner of the hotel to purchase 112 one and two bedroom timeshare units at the property when their conversion is completed. The expected completion date for these units is July 2017. Marriott has begun construction of a permanent sales center to open this fall. It is interesting to note that this timeline is in line with what Marriott announced in March of 2015.
If you are interested in discovering these new properties, contact one of our licensed agents today to learn more about a Marriott timeshare ownership and how buying timeshare resale can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

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