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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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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 NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went here on our way to Anaheim. Very beautiful place. It's on a military base. It's $5.00 per car. Nice piece of history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

One of the most stunning views of San Diego. Inexpensive afternoon. I believe about 10usd per person. There is beautiful hiking here and some great spots to enjoy a picnic lunch. Also there is a small museum and lighthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We did not give ourselves enough time to really look around and appreciate the history, the lighthouse, and much more. The views are spectacular but make sure to give yourself a few hours to really explore. If you go to the Cabrillo National Monument, visit the tide pools first as the area closes half an hour earlier than the park.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I didn't have much time in San Diego so we decided to "see it all" with Point Loma. What a great choice! The Cabrillo National Monument offers a great view of the city and the ocean. There a nice trails to explore and plenty of interesting history - maritime, American, military, just name it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the drive. Views of the city were breath taking. You can only imagine was Cabrillo and his men first thought. Bonus, you drive by the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery going and coming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Start off by taking in the movie at the museum and then walk to the statue but beware of straying off the paths-there are snakes but they are scared of people! Better safe than sorry. Have gone with school field trips, handicapped friends and out of town relatives and they all loved it! Got to see a docent decked out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

So much history in a stunningly beautiful location! The exhibits are very well done and the docents are great. Take your binoculars so you can take in the amazing views. We thought we would be there for only a few minutes and we ended up staying there for nearly 3 hours. The cost is only $5 per vehicle.

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