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Point Loma

Address: San Diego, CA
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$39*
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour
94%
Ranked #10 of 216 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Owner description: A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Getting married
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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Boston, MA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

There was a long line of cars waiting to get in when we arrived, but there was plenty of parking once you get past the gate. Having cash certainly speeds up your admission. Note - your ticket is $5 and good for a full week. We explored the monument and lighthouse a bit and took plenty of pictures of the... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Take a trip out to Point Loma to see the most spectacular view in San Diego. On one side you look back toward the city sky line and the other side has the vast Pacific Ocean. Take the time to visit the tide pools below.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

With a couple of monuments such as the lighthouse, there's not much up there, but the view is absolutely breathtaking. we were lucky enough to go there on a clear sunny day, took great pictures of Coronado island.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took an Uber to see the tide pools and had a great time walking around and looking around. Saw an octopus and a lot of interesting "sea food". Check the tide tables and plan around coming in low tide. Bring good water shoes. There were lots of kids walking around and some older people as well, so if you... More 

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A great view of San Diego, the island and the pacific can be seen from this vantage point. Come at sunset for some amzing views of the sun going down.

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south carolina
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95 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Get here early when they open for a parking place. We chose the tidal pool hike. It's a fairly easy hike with natural beauty all around. It was high tide so could not see the tidal pools but saw various birds and seals. Some trails were closed so that was the only one we chose. Recommend a stop at the... More 

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Peachland, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Excellent views of San Diego, Coronado, and you can see Mexico in the distance on a clear day. Great history and informative displays, the lighthouse is very neat, and did I mention the views. Bring a good pair of binoculars if you are going to whale watch. (You can borrow a set if you leave ID) Check the time of... More 

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Love the views of the harbor and yachts. Excellant for bike riding and you can also visit the Cabrillo Nat'l Monument and Fort Rosecrans cemetry. Lots of shops an d restaurants with views.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There is an old lighthouse to check out which is really cool, and some very interesting military history. Views of San Diego and Coronado are excellent. But don't miss the tidal pools. Check the tide calendar and go at the lowest tide possible. Walk along the beach and find all the nest creatures that live in the shallow tide area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Coming from a Colorado winter, it's nice to bust out the summer/spring clothes once more and go do outdoor physical activities. That's what I did and by gosh if I lived here, that's all I'd be doing.

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