If you’re interested in seeing the tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument, call ahead or check the weather page of the Union-Tribune to find out when low tide will occur. Scott Street, with its Point Loma Seafoods, is a good place to find yourself at lunchtime, and Sunset Cliffs Park is where you want to be at sunset.

A leisurely stroll through Coronado takes at least an hour, more if you stop to shop or walk along the family-friendly beaches. Whenever you come, if you’re not staying overnight, remember to get back to the dock in time to catch the final ferry out at 9:30 (10:30 on weekends).