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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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Monument to the explore who found theses western lands. Great views of San Diego all the way to Mexico. Small museum with artifacts and information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Monument to the explore who found theses western lands. Great views of San Diego all the way to Mexico. Small museum with artifacts and information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Actually came to this area to see the lighthouse, but really enjoyed the entire area. They have a gift shop that has reasonable items and staff that are helpful in answering any questions you may have about the area. The place was packed as it was Memorial Day weekend but we got a parking spot fairly easy. Nice spots to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The little house and lite house are fun to explore, as well as the trails around the area. Store with history and gifts.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We have been on a 6 month sailing trip along the U.S. and Mexico Pacific coast. Unknowingly, we had retraced the course of Cabrillo from Barra de Navidad to San Diego. It was very interesting to see the history of our travels wrapped up into one museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Great visitor center, spectacular view of San Diego and Harbor, Nice lighthouse museum. Hiking trails extend along the shore to old WWII bunkers (Watch out for Rattlesnakes)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

One of our favorite places to visit. Cabrillo National Monument has some of the best views of San Diego on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. You can also hike an approximate two-mile trail that winds along the bay, which can be a bit challenging walking back up for some fitness levels. Be sure to check-out the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Very picturesque. A Very nice view of downtown San Diego. Be prepared to pay to visit. There's a place for information on site about the monument. Restrooms available as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I hadn't heard of Cabrillo before we ventured to the park. Apparently he plundered Latin American and Mexican tribes then was the first European to set foot on what is now California so we honor him with a park and monument. It's good to be the king I guess. But the view from the park attractions is spectacular. From the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The views from here were absolutely stunning. We were lucky to have a crystal clear day on a nice sunny winters day. So beautiful and serene. Even managed to see some fighter jets take off which was great for the boys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Finally have time to see some sights around San Diego. Drove out to this monument and spent a couple of hours there. We saw a submarine come in! What a treat. This is a San Diego must do- very scenic- I mean very very scenic!

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