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Cabrillo National Monument

Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: 619-557-5450
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$23*
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San Diego Harbor Cruise
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Ranked #12 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Whale watching
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is...
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Attraction details
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Whale watching
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
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Bonita, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

It's a deal to spend 5 dollars per car, however check price because the price might have gone up. While you're there, you can visit the lighthouse, the museum, the Cabrillo statue and a viewing area of the Navy ships and the Coronado Navy. Base. If you want a hike, take the trail down the hill, though access to the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

The most amazing aspect of this attraction is the view it affords you of San Diego. It's free and easy to access. Check it out!

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Acton, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

This national park sits way up high overlooking San Diego Bay and the Naval Station. The views are spectacular, and you may be lucky to see Navy planes take off or land. If you like pretty, aerial views and a nice afternoon, you should do this. Parking is ample and easy, and the gift shop is very good too.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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85 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The view from this national monument is outstanding. The museums and signage could use some updating. The stairs up to the lighthouse are crowded and getting to the top is a bit disappointing as you only get a wee peak at the light and prisms. But OMG the view of the ocean, the bay, San Diego and the region into... More 

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Billings, Montana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Awesome views! Nice visitor's center and preserved lighthouse. Watch the whale video then go outside and enjoy the beauty.

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Washington
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12 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is a great spot to learn the history of early San Diego as well as WWII history of the area. You can tour the lighthouse and see home furnishings of the era it was in operation. There are nature trails, bird watching and whale watching.

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Austin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The drive to the monument is very scenic, several spots to get out and look out over the ocean. You can drive down even closer and watch the waves crashing upon the rocks. The monument has a small museum and several displays. There is also a great view of San Diego and the naval base. We watched a submarine come... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Cabrillo is situated on a peninsula that has a panoramic view of downtown San Diego. It is breathtaking. Cabrillo, itself, is charming. You'll do a bit of walking while at Cabrillo, but the weather is so wonderful that you will thoroughly enjoy yourself.

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Hillsboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We learned a lot from our visit. Not being from the area we did not know about Cabrillo so this experience was valuable, and the views are outstanding. Well worth the time and the drive.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This was a fun family trip to see the lighthouse and the cemetery. It is a very neat piece of history and great views of the ocean.

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