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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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Ranked #11 of 216 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Hiking, Whale watching
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This has the best views of San Diego and the bay. Great place to watch the sunset in winter. The historical displays are well done and interesting.

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Morrison, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We hiked all around Cabrillo National Monument. There are paved and dirt trails and all lead to historical sites and natural beauty. Since this monument was an active (the base is still active around it) there are lots of bunkers and camouflaged gunning areas. It is very interesting to see and you can imagine those sailors ready to protect the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This was one of our favorite places to visit and I am so thankful a friend took us there. There is a little lighthouse and a visitor's center. It's really quite fascinating and I wish we would have had more time to explore. The entrance fee is $5 per car, but it is good for multiple days. I'm sorry we... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

History, hiking, nature films, tide pools, all in one place for only a $5 entry fee per car or no charge to National Park passholders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a convenient place to go from downtown and you will be rewarded with the best view in San Diego. You can learn about some history if you choose or just come up for the view. Do it.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

You can see for a long ways in many directions. The views are fabulous. You can see all of San Diego and on down into Baja California. The light house is a great visit for young children. Don't miss taking the road down to the tide pools.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Cabrillo National Monument is a short drive from Old Town San Diego State Park. The walking paths are well-maintained and easy to navigate and the views are beautiful. This was a nice chance to get out and stretch our legs. It is a neat place to visit!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'm not sure I can add much to what has alrady been said. Many know about Paul Revere and what was going on in the East Coast but there was allot of history being made right here as well, alll captured with artifacts and a free museum. Incredible views down to San Diego Bay, Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The views from up here are spectacular. It's an easy stroll so young kids and grandparents alike will not be too taxed. The gift shop is nice and has a good assortment of souvenirs. The history of Cabrillo is interesting too. Well maintained lighthouse... worth exploring. Allow 2 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Lovely monument in a gorgeous setting next door to the visitors center in Point Loma. The views of San Diego are breath taking on a clear day.

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