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Cabrillo National Monument

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: 619-557-5450
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Whale watching, Hiking
Description: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is...
Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay.
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It was a great experience for me and my family. The view is outsanding. I would go back. I drove to the venue.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It was a great experience for me and my family. The view is outsanding. I would go back. I drove to the venue.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

One of a kind views of the city. The drive takes you past the military cemetery, which if you have never seen the rows of white crosses, will fill you with awe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Very serene areas to enjoy san diego. The scenery is beautiful. There's so much to do and the visitors center is a great way to get started.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Cabrillo National Monument offers a Spectacular view of the Bay!! Hint: Allow 2-3 hours, start at the Cabrillo National Monument, take pictures of the bay, then walk up the hill to the lighthouse. They are right next to each other! Walk is moderate, the view is unbelievable!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I didn't know anything about the Cabrillo National Monument before going but was pleasantly surprised. The $5 per car fee gets you beautiful views, the monument, a few museums, the lighthouse, and the tide pools. You could spend hours here enjoying some of the best views of San Diego and the other attractions. I would recommend to anyone looking for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a great park to visit. It's the highest point on Point Loma and San Diego. The views are great and it only costs $5.00 to enter the area. There is even a hiking trail for nature lovers. Wear sturdy walking shoes if you go on this trail. I would recommend checking this area out. there is also a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Probably the best view of San Diego bay and coast available. There is the normal National Park fee. While there visitors can also explore the lighthouse which was recently restored.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting grounds to walk around. Gives a good history on how California was founded. Beautiful views looking back twords the city and Coronado Island. Only complaint was the visitors center movie was not good quality due to the age of the film. Definitely a must for a first time visitor to the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is the perfect vantage point for a photo of San Diego. When we were there, we were lucky enough to get a photo of an aircraft carrier making its way out of the bay. The lighthouse and scenic overlooks are worth the drive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

For eleven years, my wife and I enjoy San Diego and raising three children there. In fact, when we take a special trip with our daughter, Lisa, now, guess what we go to . . . San Diego . . . and spend nearly a week. In our last trip, we landed in San Diego in time for super at... More 

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Additional Information about Cabrillo National Monument

Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: 619-557-5450
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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