Explore the glamorous and intriguing history surrounding this iconic Coronado Island landmark with Tour Guide Keri Beslisle.
Glitz, glamour, and ghosts – these all play a role in the storied past of the world-famous Hotel Del. Venture back in time with us to find out how Coronado Island transformed into the bustling locale it is today. Back in 1885, H.L. Story and Elisha Babcock purchased the land originally used for hunting jackrabbits. Now, nearly a century and a half later, this “island” is a San Diego staple, with its shops, restaurants, stunning views of the city skyline, and the most notable symbol: the Hotel del Coronado. Find out how the hotel came to be and take a look inside its construction. Hear about some of its noteworthy guests, one of which is famously rumored to be a permanent resident, notorious for spooking guests in room 3327. Learn about the remarkable tent city once settled on the Silver Strand beaches, the train that brought people to and from the island prior to the Coronado Bridge’s construction, and other fascinating details. With such a rich legacy to discover, this virtual experience is one you won’t want to miss!
This interactive presentation will be streamed live via ZOOM with a Q&A session at the end.