We only have the car for a week of our stay so ideally wanted to use it to travel to places that are far away… but also on a budget, isit easy to get to Coronado island on the bus/trolley then ferry? or car? and once there walking/ car? thanks!!
Living in Pacific Beach and visiting Coronado on occasion I assure you that you will need a car. To the person who said walking to where you want to go on the island will be only a mile, think again. The island is over 7 square miles so walking will take a considerable amount of time.
The public transportation in San Diego is dysfunctional. By that I mean it just doesn’t conveniently take you to where you want to go in a reasonable amount of time. For example, a 12 minute drive to downtown SD takes 45 minutes to an hour by bus from Pacific Beach. That doesn’t sit well with me.
I guess the main reason is that San Diego is just so spread out and places that attract people are many miles apart.