Great views of San Diego while bicycling the Silver Strand
Bicycling the Silver Strand on Coronado is a relaxing way to enjoy a beautiful San Diego day. You can bring your own bike, or rent one for $7/hour. This cycling path is known as the Bayshore Bikeway and runs from Coronado via the Silver Strand to Chula Vista.
Take the ferry from downtown San Diego to Coronado Island. The ferry docks in a little tourist area with several dozen shops, some restaurants and a couple parks. There's also a bike rental shop- http://hollandsbicycles.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=80&Itemid=468 they rent bicycles and surreys for 2 or more people.
The path begins by the ferry landing and follows the coastline. It is well paved and easy to follow. There's no elevation gain, so it's an easy ride for most anyone. The trails passes by the beautiful Tidelands Park and the famous Hotel del Coronado and continues on by the training grounds for the Navy Seals. Almost the entire ride affords beautiful views of downtown San Diego and the ocean and bay. Further towards Chula Vista is the Silver Strand State Beach- http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=654
We saw many types of shorebirds, osprey and some huge rabbits. When I first saw one, I thought it someone's small dog was running around!
There are many places to stop and picnic, so you can bring lunch- or eat at any of the restaurants by the ferry landing after returning your bike.
Tip: It can be windy, so bring wind protection gear & remember your sunblock!