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Point Loma

San Diego, CA
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Ranked #10 of 221 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Geologic Formations
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What a pretty sight to behold! Make sure to stop by and enjoy the scenery if you're in the area. You can see it from several angles and several other points of interest however take a trolley or bus or drive out here to appreciate the beauty of the California coast.

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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

San Diego has a lot to offer and if you're a person who loves scenic view, this is a great place to go to. I didn't get to see much of the other parts. All I have gone through was the light house which is quite interesting and the Cabrillo monument. From the point, you'll see the beautiful coast of... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Point Loma has a lot to see. There is The Cabrillo Monument, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary and the tide pools at the end of the road. All are easily done in half a day, unless you spend some time tide pooling. Great views and great times are to be had.

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Great place if you like history and/or an outdoor person. Check out the displays on the military history of San Diego as well as the lighthouse. If you're an outdoor person, do the hike.

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Anaheim, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to the gaslamp quarter, we ventured to point Loma. Really nice drive down to the point. The military cemetery is actually awe inspiring. We stopped at the tidepools, perfect place for kids & adults alike. The ranger at the info table was full of information & especially good with kids questions. Nice rock formations, ocean views,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You cannot beat Point Loma for beautiful views of the Pacific. It is worth the drive from downtown San Diego!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Yes. Point Loma and the Cabrillo National Monument have the greatest view in southern California. The do however close at 5:00 PM since 911.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Enjoyed the tide pools area. Watching the water hit the cliffs provided great opportunities for photos. Views of San Diego downtown, beach and coast line is spectacular. Light House is fun to tour and makes great picture. Small museum provides good education on Spanish discovery and exploration of this area.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you want to see the lighthouse pay your $5 fee and go and take a look. It's all in the same spot. The Cabrillo monument, the lighthouse, and Point Loma lookout. It's worth the small fee. Take a jacket and go for a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Loved stopping at Point Loma. Had a nice walk, took in some fresh air & was surrounded by breathtaking views. Def bring your camera if you are visiting- you'll regret not capturing this spot!!!

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