Happy Thanksgiving!

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This Thanksgiving, we extend our warmest wishes to all our valued guests. For the friendship and confidence you have shown in us throughout the years, we are deeply grateful. From everyone at Glorietta Bay Inn, we wish you the happiest Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Glorietta Bay Inn

Photos with Santa Event at the Glorietta Bay Inn (Dec. 3)

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Join Glorietta Bay Inn for their 2nd Annual Photos with Santa event on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Enjoy milk and cookies while getting your photo taken with the Jolly man himself! Bring the entire family to meet Santa Claus and take home a free photo the very same day.

The event is free and open to the Coronado community. Bring a new toy in exchange for a raffle ticket to win a 1-night stay. All toys will be donated to the Coronado Fire Department Toy Drive.

RSVP to [email protected]


Photos with Santa Event 2015

The Year In Review: A Look Back at Glorietta Bay Inn’s Highlights

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As we roll into November, a month full of gratitude, thankfulness, and appreciation….we want to take a moment to share our best moments with you. Here, watch as we revisit some of our favorite moments from the year through the eyes of our guests, employees and the Coronado community. 

A big thank you to all of our guests who stayed with us this past year… we feel honored we are consistently your home away from home. 

We hope to welcome all our guests back next year, and we wish you happy safe travels! 


Posted by: Kelsey Roberts

Title: Sales & Marketing Manager 

The Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns

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Pumpkin Jellyfish

Are you trying to figure out your plans this month to get yourself into the Halloween spirit? The San Diego Safari Park has a great display called The Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns. You’ll see over 5000 artistically carved pumpkins including a 50 foot dragon consisting of over 100 pumpkins. Pumpkins are displayed on the ground and suspended in the trees to truly immerse you in the experience.

You can walk through set themes including sea creatures, dinosaurs, celebrities, safari animals, and superheroes. There’s something to pique everyone’s interests. And the amount of detail that goes into putting this show together makes it a very unique experience. One of my favorite pieces was a tiger that actually looked furry!

There are also live demonstrations of pumpkin carvings throughout the night. Watching the speed and finesse at which these people can carve out designs is very cool. There’s a lot to see, and the space is well organized so it doesn’t feel too busy. They also limit the number of people allowed to go through the trail per time slot so as to not overcrowd the area, which allows for the most captivating experience.

The Safari Park is 40 minutes away from Glorietta Bay Inn, and the show starts after the park closes. If you don’t want to make the drive just for the pumpkins, the Safari Park offers some great caravan tours with up close views of the animals. You can also go zip lining on their flightline tour or climb through trees on their jungle ropes tour. If you’re on a budget, you can also explore areas of the park on foot and still get some close up views of the tigers and rhinos, among other animals.

Parking: Plentiful

Duration: 45 min

Cost: General Admission is $26, but you can find discounted tickets currently up to 65% off using the promo code “Secret” at www.therise.org.


Posted by: Cat Fizer-Rau

Title: Front Desk Agent




Cabrillo National Monument

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I recently visited Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, CA. I was worried about the weather as it was supposed to be a high of 85 and sunny, but instead it was a balmy 75 and cloudy. Not ideal for seeing great distances, but we could still see Coronado Island in full along with the majestic Coronado bridge.

The monument honors Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo as the first European to set foot on the west coast. Every Sunday in October, there is a reenactment of Cabrillo’s landing in Ballast Point complete with period food and children’s activities. The backdrop of the monument offers panoramic views of ships coming and going.

Cabrillo Monument


We also visited the original Point Loma Lighthouse, frozen in time. You can walk through the house and see how Robert Israel and his family lived while serving as keepers of the lighthouse. Learn about daily chores, activities, and the operations of the lighthouse itself. I found it very fascinating being able to peek through back in time; everything set up as how it might have been.

Cabrillo National Monument Photos


Another spot to visit are the tide pools. They were not visible when I went, but it is still a nice walk, and if you’re patient enough, you might be able to spot some whales. Once the tide is low enough, you can view a number of creatures that would normally be buried under the ocean. The low tide is best in the winter, and this year Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving week will be perfect days to catch the low tide!




There are no restaurants at Cabrillo National Monument, and the only store is a small gift shop inside the Visitor’s Center. If you want to enjoy a meal during your visit, I definitely recommend bringing food with you for a picnic. There are plenty of benches throughout or places along the cliffside to throw down a blanket to enjoy the ocean view. And what better way to make a picnic than cheese and salami from Venissimo Cheese Shop at Seaport Village?




Parking: Plentiful; but carpooling is encouraged

Duration: 1-2 hours

Cost: $5 for 7 day access per vehicle; free for military with ID


Posted by: Cat Fizer-Rau

Title: Front Desk Agent