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Point Loma

San Diego, CA
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As featured in 3 days in San Diego
Ranked #7 of 215 attractions in San Diego
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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440 reviews 440 reviews
116 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Be sure to plan to drive up to Point Loma to take in the views of Coronado and San Diego. Also check the daily tide schedules and check out the tidal pools on the way back. We took some great photos and were surprised just how calm it was up there the afternoon we were there. There was no fee... More

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Edmonton
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Mostly the view of the city but on the other side it was a nice place to just sit and look out at the ocean, passing boats, etc. We had lunch at one of the areas and it was a nice way to spend some time. Good visitors center as well!

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Cabrillo National Monument at the end of Point Loma, is a wonderful way to spend some time and see some wonderful views in San Diego. During the winter, it is a great spot to view migrating gray whales as they journey south to warmer waters. Visiting the Old Lighthouse and the visitor center is a fun way to become acquainted... More

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Southampton Parish, Bermuda
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very peaceful and safe. Easy access to many attractions and to and from the airport. A great launching area to see the gaslamp areas and Coronados and away from the business of down town San Diego.

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Montreal, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Point Loma is a must-do while in San Diego. Gorgeous views over the bay, overlooking Coronado island. From the main visitor centre, one can watch military jets and choppers departing or returning to the air base down below, very interesting for aviation buffs! There are a lots of walking trail with splendid scenery and don't forget to wade in the... More

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Fontenay-le-Comte, France
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

No-one ever told me that California was "discovered" by Carbillo. I can't believe that this was left out of my education. It should have been there with my times tables. Even more staggering is that once discovered, no-one bothered settling in California for years afterward. And this was before the traffic got bad. For a $5 entry to the National... More

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Yuma, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Beautiful scenic views, tide pools and minimal cost - This is on our list of regular stops in San Diego – great place to go and explore tide pools and enjoy some really beautiful scenery especially if you are on a budget. Tip - check the tides, if you want to explore the tide pools go at low tide.

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South Bend, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We ate at the fish market and it was excellent. The view was also great. We could see ships out in the ocean. Also,saliboats were numerous.

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Minnesota
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266 reviews 266 reviews
49 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If was interesting just seeing the surrounding neighborhoods. The view is outstanding. It was worth the time.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Went to visit the lighthouse and museum...they were great. And a wonderful view of the ocean and San Diego. It was high tide, so went back another day during low tide to see the tide pools. Enjoyed it so much, we spent more time here and at La Jolla beach with the seals, that we didn't end up feeling the... More

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