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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #17 of 235 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Getting married
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Crestline, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

If you visit San Diego this is a good place to go to get a beautiful view of San Diego. I just sat there for about an hour watching the planes, ships and helicopters. Good exhibits there too.

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

One gets the best view of the city of San Diego and of the harbor and Pacific Ocean from here. Love the views from here. Interesting information at the Cabrillo Visitors Center.

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San Diego, California, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Amazing panoramic view for all San Diego and around.Might be very windy after noon even in a hot day,,so just grab your sweatshirt.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place has so much history and was a pretty cool place to visit. We spent over an hour just walking the grounds and enjoying the views. We learnt so much that we didn't know about San Diego here.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very nice place with lots of views of SD harbor, Coronado area, and navel base, and ocean. Usually some seals around, long walk to beach area from high up on the cliff, yet worth the hike. Lighthouse and other buildings very well preserved and lots of education for kids. Notice the National Military Cemetery on the drive out to the... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You drive up a hill to a visitors center which is full of information on the history of the quaint old lighthouse and the discovery of san Diego. Then enjoy the magnificent ocean views where you can watch the boats and ships sail into the harbor. If you feel like getting some exercise that are hiking trails and lots of... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You can't go in but to take a view and wonder how it was back them is a pleasant thoughtful mind journey. I wondered what the light keeps used to think as they watched the boats come and go into the bay. Must have been some deep reflections going on for them. It would be nice to hear an actual... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Imagine the view, and weather, that the original lighthouse keepers had while posted here. Awesome! This lighthouse is another part of what's at Point Loma, and included in the $5 admission. It's good because you can just wander around the lighthouse and its outbuildings are your own pace. Loads of information about what life was like as the keeper, or... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I always enjoy coming up here in the evening about an hour before closing. It is usually quiet. I love to walk out to the point and watch the sun go down and looks for migrating whales.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We always like the beautiful it gives of the city of San Diego and surrounding areas. The breeze kept us cool and it was fun to see all the historical items on display. It is amazing what you can see from the tip of Point Loma. Our friends enjoyed the views most of all. Remember it is $5 to park... More

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