SPECIAL TREAT: A lot of emphasis is put on couples in the travel industry (and with good reason, of course; they tend to make up a good portion of leisure tourism). But we like to see packages for friends and singles who simply want to hop out of their daily lives for a few days and hop into something soothing or stress-free. Hotel del Coronado has a Girlfriends' Getaway package on. It includes two nights, two 50-minute spa treatments, and fifty bucks toward dining each day. (They recommend wine, chocolate, and cheese at ENO.) It starts at $445 a night. Does you friend need a special treat? Do you both? Do you love fall in the San Diego area? Those soft, sunny days. Oh la la.
CORONADO FUN: Bike the Bay is on Sunday, Aug. 28. The centerpiece of the annual event? The spin over the Coronado-San Diego bridge. We're pretty sweet on that bridge, like a lot of people. It makes quite the grand entry to Coronado, and if you've got the Hotel del waiting at the end of your drive? And a swank package? Oh la la, part deux.