Free Shop Local Shuttles

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Besides being free and really convenient, there’s five more reasons to hop aboard the complimentary shuttle service that returns to Coronado this Friday.

1) Helps small businesses battle Amazon

Shopping local matters because most of Coronado’s shops and restaurants are operated by residents. It’s not a hobby, it’s their livelihood and passion. The summer season no longer “makes or breaks” their success. Your purchase this holiday season will helps a neighbor’s business stay in business. The shuttle will take you to over 100 shops in Coronado.

2) Keeps Coronado a desirable destination for groups

The charm of Coronado plays an important role when meeting planners choose Coronado for their winter conventions. Independently-owned businesses make each block of Coronado stand out from other cities. The free shuttles will deliver customers to each of Coronado’s business districts, not just the village.

3) Gifts you can only find in Coronado

By design, there aren’t chain stores in Coronado. Each shop is unique and is stocked with gifts you’ll only find on the island. Many are made by hand. Lots of them feature the beauty of Coronado. The free shuttles make it easy for you to discover, see and touch holiday gifts before you give them to loved ones.

4) Helps to reduce drunk driving

‘Tis the season for festive cocktails, spiked eggnog and holiday celebrations! The convenient and reliable shuttle service provides safe transportation between Coronado taverns and local hotels or homes. This free service not only saves you money and parking spaces, it could possibly save lives.

5) No cost local businesses or property owners

Discover Coronado is fully funding the Shop Local Shuttles, including production and marketing. The City of Coronado has no financial stake in the service. That means your tax dollars are saved for things such as police and fire service, education, city services and infrastructure.

The Shop Local Shuttles will arrive every 20 minutes from 9am to 9pm. Stops include the Shores, Hotel del Coronado, Rotary Plaza, Coronado Island Marriott Resort, Spreckels Park and the Ferry Landing Shops. The service will continue through New Year’s Eve.

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