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Cabrillo National Monument

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
619-557-5450
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Ranked #14 of 231 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Hiking, Whale watching
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was my first time in here and it was the best experience and I even got into the tour they had and it was amazing

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

When hosting out-of-town visitors, I almost always take them to the Cabrillo Monument. For one thing, the view is exceptional and provides a good sense of how the city is laid out. The monument itself includes a nice little museum and a short video presentation, both of which provide some historical perspective. You may also encounter people dressed in 16th... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The new "Lady Lighthouse Keeper" will be making many new improvements this year. Please check out the only National Monument in San Diego. You will not be disappointed.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

My husband heard about this from a friend and took our family here after a day at Sea World. We weren't sure we wanted to do more than go back to our hotel and swim in a pool, but this turned out to be fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What a great place. You can see old WWII bunkers, old light houses, tide pools, a movie on how the area was founded and a gift shop. Everywhere you went the views were awesome. Breathtaking. They close at five. Guess government running out of money thing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

When you visit this monument, make sure you take the time to read all of the information nearby as it explains the history of Carillo and Point Loma. This is just part of the amazing overall sights at Point Loma.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Drive to the top and take in the spectacular view of both the San Diego Bay and the Pacific ocean. There is a lot of ship activity to watch as they move in and out of the bay. The tide-pool area is also quite lovely, but you need good shoes to climb around the rocks. I didn't hike, but there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The views here are astounding, the monument itself is very interesting, and the exhibit at the visitor center is very informative and holds your interest. There are many other interesting things to see there, too--a light house, military barracks, and exhibits for both.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The surrounding area and beautiful ocean views is what really makes this special in our opinion. There is an area for kids to explore sea life and the walk in the surrounding area includes some breathtaking views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This monument is at the tip of Pt Loma which provides amazing views of downtown, Coronado, the San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. This is a park that has great hiking trails with access to the bay side and the ocean side with stunning views all around. This is a must see stop when you visit San Diego or... More

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