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Address: San Diego, CA
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Getting married
Description: A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
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$39*
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

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Missed the tide pools because we forgot to check the tide schedule-high tide won't let you see the tide pools; touring the light house was fun - hard to imagine living as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Spencer, Iowa
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Spencer, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Missed the tide pools because we forgot to check the tide schedule-high tide won't let you see the tide pools; touring the light house was fun - hard to imagine living as a lighthouse keeper! Beautiful views of Coronado island and downtown San Diego.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We loved Point Loma. The lighthouse, Cabrillo National Monument, Rosecrans Cemetery, and Sunset Cliffs were all must sees in San Diego. Bus 84 will take you all the way down the peninsula and back.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We loved the hike up to Point Loma. The panoramic views are so beautiful and there is so much to see there. We really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to others!

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Corona, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Getting into Point Loma I wasn't expecting to see a Naval Base still in use. I felt like I was at camp Pendelton. You see their Barracks, some where jogging ,cycling on the two lane rode and then you hit a bend and see rolling hills of white gravestones. We pulled over and said a silent prayer and gave thanks... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

nothing to dislike ,great views great lighthouse, great hike ocean views cliffs fantastic.spectacular views city,boats , military base,sad to see death of so many military

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PA, USA
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Interesting hikes and great views of San Diego and the Pacific. Come on an off day though so that it is not too overcrowded.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A nice national monument with spectacular views of San Diego. The lighthouse museum and coastal defense exhibit was small but very interesting and the hiking/running trails are great. Its definitely worth the visit.

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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The views of the Pacific, the rock formations and beaches, the National cemetery and the restaurants - all good!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Was close to our hotel and the views from the light house was beautiful and feel it is a must see if visiting the area we had a great day

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Vero Beach,Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Breath taking sights of San Diego and the bay on one side and the other side is the Pacific. There are two light houses.History there too on Cabrillo who discovered the bay You also get to see the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery it is a humbling beautiful place for our Veterans.

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