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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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Absolutely Gorgeous Place with Lots to See

My family and I visited Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma and were amazed at how much there was to see. It is a beautiful natural area featuring tide pools, two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma and were amazed at how much there was to see. It is a beautiful natural area featuring tide pools, two lighthouses, museums, and an amazing view of Downtown San Diego. I've visited the city many times, but this was my first visit. I will definitely return!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. The views are great and seeing the old lighthouse is very interesting. There are paths for you to get views of either inland to San Diego and the marina on Pt Loma and also out to sea. I loved walking down to the tide pools. Great spot. Only $5 to drive in and park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The monument itself is a cool little thing, but the views are the highlight. We spent a little time walking around the visitor center and watching an old and somewhat strange video about Pacific Gray Whales and their yearly migration. The views of the bay were really cool and watching the different boats sailing about. Definitely take the time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I've lived in San Diego most my life and can't believe I have never been here. I took my three granddaughters during Free National Parks Week and we all had a fun time exploring the area and taking in the view. The Old Lighthouse is pretty cool to see although very cramped on a busy weekend. We didn't get to... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The trip up to Cabrillo National Monument takes you past cemeteries of American Veterans. It us a very moving experience that unifies the history of San Diegans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Cabrillo National Monument is a gorgeous location for a panoramic views of San Diego. I could sit here for hours watching the airplanes, helicopters, boats and ships pass by. You an also walk into the Old Point Loma Lighthouse (stamp located in the gift shop). It is so interesting to see how these structures were built and how people lived.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is my absolute favorite scenic view of San Diego. It shows off the city and the harbor life so well. Also good to get a bit of history, little walks, and then the tide pools. The ocean breeze is nice and is normally a great natural air conditioner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a gem. We walked the beach path and enjoyed cool tidepools with anemone and other critters; visited the lighthouse, which was remarkably preserved and quick to get in and out of; checked out the little museum, which had a very personal history of the lighthouse; and, then walked down the hill path to enjoy sweeping views of the city... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Cabrillo National Monument, especially the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Educational visitors center, great view of San Diego and harbor. $5 admission to the park includes the Monument, the tide pools hiking trail and the lighthouse. Visitors center is handicap accessible but there is a short hike up to the lighthouse. You will need a pass... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I lived in San DIego for 15 years, and this was a regular favorite spot when I lived there. Recently went back to visit and was happy to see that it still is! Some of the most fabulous views of the city in 360 degree views, and the tidepools!! Don't forget your camera! The Bayview hike is also nice. Tidepools... More 

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