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Point Loma

Address: San Diego, CA
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour
Ranked #11 of 188 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Getting married
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
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Fresno, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Living in California I have been to San Diego a dozen times doing all the fun stuff, the zoo, sea world, gas lamp, petco park, etc etc etc. I went to Point Loma because I needed to burn some time. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't make this area a priority much sooner. The views, serenity and history of... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The panoramic views were breathtaking! <3 Lots of fun activities...hiking, sightseeing, the Light House! All very much worth the $5 entrance fee :)

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This where you can see San Diego's lighthouse and it's a great spot to watch sunset!! Go a little early for time to tour the lighthouse grounds.

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Wareham, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A must see in San Diego and it is free. Watched an aircraft carrier sail out into the sunset. It is a National Park with great services and tour.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The only bad thing I can say about Point Loma is that we didn't have enough time to spend there. The views were amazing. There were trails and a lighthouse. We weren't aware that there is a national cemetery on the way to the point, so we spent a good bit of time there. Absolutely beautiful cemetery overlooking the Pacific... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Take the time to drive to the top and take in the gorgeous views. If you like watching the Navy ships come in and out of San Diego this is a great vantage point. We purchased the National Parks pass for seniors there, so we have the pass to use at all the other National parks and monuments. It's a... More

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O'Fallon, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nice area with lots of restaurants. A bit expensive and yuppie for me but, that's how I am. Food and shopping were plentiful.

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Missoula, Montana
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121 reviews 121 reviews
31 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Point Loma has great restaurants (Venetian for Italian, Miguels for Mexican), and if you drive up to the top (along the ridge), the views will amaze you. It's the one place in the city where you can actually get above everything and look around at what San Diego has to offer. Well worth the trip over to Point Loma

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a must SEE. the views from PT Loma are worth the drive, one can see all of Downtown San Diego, North Island Naval Station, the Coronado Hotel and Bridge and even Mexico. The Lighthouse is worth the walk up the hill and the Exhibits are interesting. We saw an Atomic Submarine returning to Base and the Marines who... More

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La Jolla, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The view from Point Loma are unsurpassed in terms of the panoramic views of the ocean, especially the sunsets.

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