San Diego, CA

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s outdoor event will be held in designated areas inside the hotel, and the extensive grounds surrounding the Hotel del Coronado.

Event Details

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118


All tickets will be distributed electronically to winner's ticket application email address in advance of the event. You must have a ticket to enter the event. Tickets will not be available on the day of event.

What You Need to Know

  • You must have a ticket to enter the event (and to park).
  • Each ticket holder may bring two items (and must bring at least one item).
  • Please keep in mind you will need to carry your items during your visit.
  • Dollies and carts are permitted at this event.
  • We do not prescreen items and cannot suggest which items ticket holders should choose to bring.
  • Please do not arrive at the parking lot more than 30 minutes before the entrance time on your ticket.
  • If arriving by taxi, Uber, or Lyft, please use the Hotel's main front drive for drop-off.
  • Please remember to either print your ticket at home or have it available at the event on your mobile device.

Appraisal Items & Appraisers

  • You must be able to carry your item throughout the event.
  • Please be prepared for steps, synthetic turf, and carpet surfaces.
  • Dollies and carts are permitted at this event.
  • We cannot provide assistance with carrying your items.
  • Appraisers will be located inside the Crown Room, and outside on the Windsor Lawn.
  • If you contact a ROADSHOW appraiser in advance regarding the item(s) you plan to bring to the event, the item(s) will not be considered for taping.
  • Vehicles, stamps, stock certificates, paper currency, coins, bicycles, tools, fossils, glass fire extinguishers, explosives or hazardous materials cannot be appraised.
  • If you plan to bring an antique firearm for appraisal, please read important information in our FAQ.
  • You're welcome to bring a painting, but please keep in mind your wait might be shorter if you bring a different item for appraisal.


  • This is a rain or shine event. There will be no rainchecks; the venue has indoor and outdoor appraisal areas.
  • Be prepared for steps, synthetic turf, and carpet surfaces.
  • Plan appropriately for all types of weather — remember to bring your sunscreen and hat for sun, and raincoat and umbrella for rain.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear.


  • Accessible restrooms are available inside the hotel.
  • The hotel is wheelchair accessible, with an elevator to the ground floor.
  • If you or your guest has difficulty standing for long periods of time, please bring a small, lightweight portable chair.
  • Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the event.
  • The fun continues at the exit, where you can stop and visit our valued sponsors and collect information about our appraisers.
  • Please say hello to your local PBS station KPBS, and our sponsors who will be located near the beach path next to the Windsor Lawn.

Directions & Parking

  • Map
  • Parking is located on-site in the Main and West lots; parking attendants will direct you upon arrival.
  • Parking is charged at $15; cash and cards accepted, with payment due on exit.
  • Handicapped parking is available at each lot; parking attendants will direct you upon arrival.
  • Additional information

      You've received your ticket, decided which two treasures to bring along, and now you're ready to hear the history behind your items. As you prepare to attend an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW taping event, here's what you can expect.

      8 Easy Steps

      Step 1: Are You Ready for Some ROADSHOW?

      Before you come to the event, don't forget your ticket and two items for appraisal.

      Step 2: It's Show Time!

      On the day of the event, please plan to arrive at the venue no earlier than 30 minutes before the entrance time on your ticket. Present your ticket to the volunteers at the entrance and your ROADSHOW adventure begins.

      Step 3: Waiting in the Wings

      You will enter the event and line up according to the time on your ticket. Please wear comfortable shoes as the venues have concrete floors. If you or your guest has difficulty standing for long periods of time, please bring a small, lightweight and portable chair or wheelchair.

      While you wait to enter the television production area, you'll enjoy meeting fellow guests and seeing their special items.

      Step 4: Show Us Your Items

      After waiting in the appropriate line according to the time on your ticket, it is time to show your treasures to a generalist appraiser who will give you two appraisal category tickets for the items you've brought. Each category ticket will allow you to receive one appraisal. There are over 20 categories in all, everything from Folk Art to Furniture.

      Step 5: Ready for Your Close-Up?

      When you have your category tickets, a volunteer will escort you to the appropriate appraisal line to learn the history and value of your item. Some tables will be busier than others, so you may have to wait in line again before you meet one of our appraisers.

      If an appraiser thinks your treasure would make an interesting TV segment, he or she will call for a producer to see if your items should be taped for the show. If selected, you'll be escorted to the Green Room, where you'll have make-up applied, sign a release, and wait for your turn to be on camera!

      Step 6: Take a Bow

      Once you've received your appraisals, and as you exit the production area, you may want to stop by the "Feedback Booth" for a chance to record some thoughts about your ANTIQUES ROADSHOW experience for possible inclusion in a future ROADSHOW episode.

      ANTIQUES ROADSHOW sees over 5,000 people, and our 70 to 80 appraisers appraise over 10,000 items per event. When your appraisal is complete, please make your way to the exit so others can take their turn.

      Step 7: Thank You... And Thanks to our Sponsors

      At the exit, please visit our valued sponsors and the local PBS station who would like to thank you for attending and supporting ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. There you will also have a chance to collect information about our appraisers.

      Step 8: Visit Us on TV and the Web

      Your tour with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW doesn't have to stop at the event. Visit us online:

      Track the summer's discoveries and upcoming broadcasts at

      Like us on Facebook at

      Follow @RoadshowPBS on Twitter for live, behind-the-scenes updates

      Then, tune in Monday nights at 8/7C* and 9/8C* on PBS to stay on the road with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW all year long!

      *Check local listings

      Important: No Soliciting

      All ANTIQUES ROADSHOW appraisals are conducted inside the convention center. If you are approached outside the convention center by anyone offering to appraise or purchase your items, please be aware that these people are not affiliated with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.

      We do not sanction any solicitation, buying or selling at an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW event. We ask that you alert an ANTIQUES ROADSHOW staff member or security officer if you are approached by anyone offering to buy or appraise your items.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW airs Mondays at 8:00pm on KPBS

2018 Tour Events

Excited for the San Diego event? Check out this video.

Some Like It Hot was filmed at the Hotel del Coronado! Watch Beth Szescila appraise a dress from the film.