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Point Loma

San Diego, CA
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Ranked #12 of 236 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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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Point Loma is the best kept secret in San Diego's Real Estate, it has magnificent residences with extraordinary view of the Pacific Ocean. A great area to live and raise a family, great and ver desirable school district,

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Didn't see anything at the tidepools...must have been high tide. But the views from the visitor center at the top were great. Nice views of Coronado, Silver Strands, boats and ships coming in and out of the harbor.

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Portland, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Well worth the trip and the parking pass (5) is good for a week so you can go back more than once. The lighthouse is cool and the hike down to the water is a good 3.75 mile rough trip hike. Go in the morning before it is too hot. Taking a little water is a good idea for "non-hikers"... More

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Point Loma celebrates the first European to recognize the harbor of San Diego. The national park is much more! Take time to go down to the tidal pools below and watch the hermit crabs duke it out under water or just enjoy the underwater animals One top, wander the wonderful museum showing the Spanish exploration of the area. The lighthouse... More

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

it is a place to visit. for outdoorsy people, it would be an ideal place to walk around and get amazing view of the Pacific. the old Lighthouse adds character to the beautiful serene place. we paid 5 bucks for entry and it was totally worth it... beautiful view to take pictures as well.

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Makakilo, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This little piece of Portuguese history adds to the color of San Diego. The architecture is so pleasing to the area and has been kept with the transition from military to civilian over the years.

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Charlotte NC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Nice shops and restaurants in this beach town. Very laid back and friendly people as well. Strict parking laws so park where you should or you will be ticketed.

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Evansville, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Awesome view of both the bay and the Pacific. I went out to view the sunset and was disappointed to learn that it is a state park and it closed at 5pm. I recommend going out there and spending some time. After I was done seeing what I could with the park closed, I walked back 5 miles to Point... More

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I suggest all visitors to San Diego visit Point Loma and the national monument that is Cabrillo, the lighthouse, museum and the tide pools. Very enjoyable and picturesque!

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Plymouth wi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Outstanding views. Great history. Easy for someone who uses any type of mobility device. It was a very windy day when we were there

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