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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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We rented electric scooters (most fun ever!!) and this was our last stop after we spent the day riding around the city. It was very beautiful and there were great views of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We rented electric scooters (most fun ever!!) and this was our last stop after we spent the day riding around the city. It was very beautiful and there were great views of the city, bay and ocean. It is a nice little side trip.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My son and I hiked the trail from the lighthouse down the side of the point by the water. It was a beautiful view and we saw an aircraft carrier go by. The self guided tour of the lighthouse was fascinating. It is hard to imagine the isolation of yesterday - a world with no radio, tv, phone or communication... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

First, I would suggest that you come at low tide if you can. The point is beautiful and you can do a lot even if its not low tide, but when its low tide you can explore the caves and the tidal pools and those things are unique and special to point Loma. The views are beautiful, and the military... More 

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Gilbert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Point Loma is an ideal location for your stay. It just far enough away from the inner city so that you don't feel closed in. There is also access to Shelter Island, and many quaint restaurants in the area.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is where the East coast goes sport fishing, Saw a couple of Band members from well know groups there for 3-5 day fishing . Nice if you can afford it.

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Powell, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The little coves on the point were good photo ops, and the lighthouse was not what I was not expecting for a lighthouse, but overall it was a good vista point. It also offered good views of downtown San Diego.

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great views of the ocean and the city. Nice to get away from town without a very long drive. Didn't have a lot of time for the visitor center, but it looks like it deserves another look when we're back.

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minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Beautiful area, great views of the ocean, and interesting history of the lighthouse. It's only $5 per car to enter, and it's good for a week. Between the lighthouse, the monument, the museum and the tide pools, it's well worth the trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I feel kind of badly about not loving this as much as some reviewers did. I'm glad we went but wont need to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice area of SD to hangout whether City views by the bay or go furthest west to the beaches. Lots of shopping, dining as well.

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Address: Address: San Diego, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego

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