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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: Hiking, Whale watching
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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All the way out on Point Loma is this monument. What a great view of the Bay, the wide open ocean and the city of San Diego. Definitely worth the $5 entry fee per car.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Sahuarita, United States

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Sahuarita, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

All the way out on Point Loma is this monument. What a great view of the Bay, the wide open ocean and the city of San Diego. Definitely worth the $5 entry fee per car.

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Saskatoon,SK Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 717 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This destination is sort of a 3 or 4 in one. It’s a National Park. There is an entry fee of $5 per car that is good for a week. The park has hours of operation and the lower trail closes at 4:30 and the interpretive center and main park closes at 5 pm. To get to the Loma Point... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful views of the sea and harbor. and history that has been missed by those of use living on the east coast. A gem not to be missed.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wanted a educational walking tour and found it! A very interesting historical perspective of the San Diego area

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The absolute best view in San Diego! Be sure to check the tide tables so you can go down to the tide pools when the tide is out. Don't forget to take note of the lighthouse Coast Guard houses where part of Top Gun was filmed.

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Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this as part of our drive-around day. Located right down the hill from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, you get the views of and the fantastic breeze from the bay. A history of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's landing at San Diego Bay in 1542 is in one of the buildings, and a gift shop with observation telescopes in another. Well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We loved the views of the city, the shore line,and the visit as a great experience. There little movie on this history of this explorer was nice and the staff was helpful.

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Marcellus, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Decided to take a drive over to Pt. Loma. Well worth it and again the views of the ocean and coast are amazing. Definitely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ccabrillo National Monument is located at the tip of the Point Loma peninsula, more than 400 feet above San Diego. Get there by going down Rosecrans avenue to Canon Street. Turn right onto Canon and go up the hill to Catalina Blvd. Turn right onto Catalina, which becomes Cabrillo Memorial Drive. Go to the entry gate, and pay $5 per... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I question whether a $10 per person admission should be charged here. There is also a lighthouse (which I reviewed elsewhere) and you can get access to the tide pools, which are a lot of fun. Great views up here, when it is not foggy (which it is often).

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