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Cabrillo National Monument

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
619-557-5450
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Ranked #14 of 235 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Hiking, Whale watching
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beautiful national park. Gorgeous views of bay, downtown, and sailboats. Nice breeze was blowing, even though it was hot! Interesting artifacts, lighthouse, and gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

out on the point, with spectacular views of San Diego proper, and the bay. Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, a lighthouse, small exhibit hall, movie theatre, book store. worth a visit. plan time for a hike. Budget at least an hour, two is better, if you are mobile.

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Always enjoy a visit here. The day we were there it had stormed in San Diego which is pretty unusual. We actually saw a lightening bolt over the Pacific Ocean. Be sure and walk out to the end of the point were the view is of San Diego, San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

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Mokena, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The Cabrillo Monument is a must see in San Diego. Some of the most spectacular views you will ever see. A little tough to get to but worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Worth a visit to see the panoramic views of San Diego. Visit the Point Loma lighthouse if you get a chance. My son also loved the tidal pools. We spent over an hour wading in the ocean looking for sea life.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I went for the incredible views of both San Diego and the Pacific, but I found the Bayside a Trail to be a great hike and offered additional scenery and a great immersion into the natural beauty of the area. The tidal pools were also fantastic, although the terrain was fairly challenging.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a pretty spot to learn some history you never knew. Lovely views of Coronado Island and San Diego. Be sure to go down to the tide pools and get a good look at the rocky California coast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

spectacular views from Point Loma. Monument closes before sunset though. Military cemetery nearby is breath-taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Cabrillo monument has Beautiful views of Coronado and the ocean. The old light house brings back a Little of old California. This is a good stop on a halfday excursion to Point Loma, along with Rosecrans cemetery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a hidden gem near San Diego. Large piece of land with a Naval Base, great views, interesting history of Cabrillo finding San Diego in the 1500s. Wonderful views, some hiking trails, not at all crowded. Also has a tide pool. Admission only $5.

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