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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #16 of 221 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Getting married
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was the first time I'd been to the lighthouse and it was really interesting to step back in time and imagine what life was like living in a lighthouse. A short drive away was a cove where we sat and watched the seals play. What a lovely afternoon.

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Salem, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is an awesome area where u can spend lots of time. Beautiful view of city. It was neat to go inside the light house. The national cemetery is touching that u see as u head to the light house. Lots of kid activities in the lighthouse area. Must go

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are going to visit the Cabrillo Monument and the Tide pools check out the lighthouse. It's not far from the monument. There are great views and the lighthouse is pretty small so it doesn't take long. Look for the old WWII gun installations they are pretty cool.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The lighthouse area has a great view of San Diego. I didn't realize how high we were until we started to see the views as you drive to the lighthouse. You can see San Diego across the bay, the Navy base and Coronado. Bring binoculars to make the most of this. The old lighthouse has an interesting display of how... More

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Houston, Texas
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The lighthouse was great. It's just a simple old lighthouse but worth a look. The barn was turned into a museum, small but clean and well done. Don't stop there because the best part of point Loma is the view. Walk out to the cliffs and take a look. Bring a jacket because it gets really cold.

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The whole surroundings of the lighthouse are a perfect frame to such a historic place, and the importance it has to the local culture in San Diego. Even with the renovations being done to the park, there are plenty of acivities to do year round. A true gem to San Diego.

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Brookings, South Dakota, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was an interesting lighthouse, it doesn't take long to see the preserved house and building and provides some nice views.

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Abilene, Texas, Usa
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

First time to ever visit a lighthouse. Beautiful scenery all around, great place to take pictures. Also learned about some history of California in a fun way. Great value. Only had to pay $5 for the whole car to get in. Also had tide pools(not the best time of year to see)and kids hiked to sit on the rocky cliffs... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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179 reviews 179 reviews
51 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This lighthouse offers great views of the city and harbor. It's in a different shape than East Coast lighthouses but is still full of history. They have built a new lighthouse on the point as well you can check out. On the way stop at the navy cemetery and make sure you arrive before the gate closes to the base... More

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Wildomar, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very interesting piece of California history. Beautiful views of the harbor, Shelter Island, views as far as you can see.

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