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Point Loma

San Diego, CA
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Ranked #9 of 220 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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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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131 reviews 131 reviews
30 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Charleston, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We got in free with our military pass to national parks. We really enjoyed the view overlooking Coronado Island and seeing the boats pass through the bay. You can also see kelp forests in the water on the other side of Point Loma. We got a pin at the Visitors' Center and read a little about the Spanish Conquistadors. The... More

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San Diego, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place to live. Close to downtown, airport and ocean. Quiet and beautiful. Visit the lighthouse, Ocean Beach, eat at Old Venice, Nati's, Liberty Station, etc.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Don't skip a trip to Point Loma. The views of San Diego can't be beat! Gorgeous view, cool weather, lots of sunshine...what's not to love?

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