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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #11 of 215 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Getting married
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San Diego, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Took a young friend here to provide the fabulous view of all of San Diego, the mountains, Mexico, and the harbor and ocean. The historic location of Juan Cabrillo's landing and the National Cemetery at Fort Rosecrans along with the Lighthouse, and trails make for a perfect San Diego outing!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The old lighthouse is very interesting, but the view from the visitors' center is spectacular. Don't miss the tide pools! The access road to them is before you get up to the lighthouse.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Point Loma Lighthouse offers a piece of history, great views, scenic ocean views, tide pools, and easy hikes! It can't get any better than that!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This lighthouse tells the story of San Diego's beginnings with Juan Cabrillo. It's on a beautiful promontory overlooking San Diego harbor. The museum itself is moderately interesting, but the nature trails down to the water's edge are definitely worth a visit.

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Grand Rapids
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My brother had told us to be sure and visit. In fact, we went out there three times. The views are breathtaking and the cemetery is something to see for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

WOW we loved this romantic spot, we wore our camera out lol. A romantic spot to take in all the views this gym has to offer! We will be back 2014

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South Bend, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a great vantage point to see the Naval base and the lighthouse museum was great. You can look all around the shoreline. We saw a Naval submarine leave the base with 2 escort ships very cool!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I like seeing lighthouses wherever we go. This was very interesting how it's the top of the house...makes sense to be so handy during the night hours though. Rooms in the lighthouse were wonderfully furnished. Museum next to it was very informative. Great location and great view too!

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

You get a decent glimpse of what it must have been like for the keeper and teir family to live in this small space. Placards explain some of the work necessary to maintain the light. It is not functioning as a light house today. The tower to the light is only open 2 days a year. There is a copy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was a beautiful spot. The views were fantastic. They have a military WWII small museum that explains much of the little hidden parts around the lighthouse. The lighthouse itself has descriptions all over. The very top was closed but that was ok. The school crowds can be a bit much in such closed quarters.

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