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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #14 of 192 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
Activities: Getting married

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Hillsboro
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We visited Point Loma and Cabrillo National Monument, but did not make the climb up to the old lighthouse. However it is viewable from the monument and presents a striking site against the backdrop of the blue skies and Pacific Ocean beyond. For those into hiking this would be an easy trip to the top.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Beautiful views of Downtown San Diego and the harbor. The lighthouse is an interesting historical place with the furniture placed as it likely would have been many years ago. Even the drive out through point loma is beautiful. Lots of places to hike in the nearby vicinity.

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Buffalo, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I love lighthouses! Whenever we travel, I look up all the lighthouses in the area and make sure we find them...some are harder than others. Old Point Loma was easy, free and the only lighthouse on the California coast from Monterey to San Diego we actually got to go inside. The surrounding area is interesting too. You can see the... More 

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Southern AZ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The lighthouse has a nice display of furniture so you can see how the keeper might have lived there. It closes early, so don't wait until late afternoon to visit. It will be a challenge for seniors with disabilities to climb the hill.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a great place to visit. Rangers were extremely helpful with information and answered all our questions. We went rather late in the afternoon but were never rushed to leave. Loved this place and the history we were told of Point Loma Lighthouse.

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Rosarito, Mexico
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11 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I really love Point Loma. It's one of my all-time favorite places in San Diego County, and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse is a gem of the area. When you get to Point Loma, drive all the way up Catalina to the top and you'll see the signs for the Old Lighthouse. It's worth the parking fee of $5 for... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Beautiful place once you find it. Bring a picnic lunch and sit overlooking the bluffs from next to the parking area. Panoramic views of San Diego from Pt. Loma!

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Atlanta, GA
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The day we traveled to San Diego from Atlanta, we drove up the coast on US 1. My wife had said she would like to watch the sunset, so I quickly turned around and headed back south to Point Loma. The park closes at 5pm, and sunset was 4:47pm that day. It cost $5 to get into the park, but... More 

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Highland, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very interesting monument. bring your walking shoes. excellent area to take pixs of San Diego and Coronado.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really enjoy this historical light house. Been back many times. Well worth the visit. You are able to go into the lighthouse and see the historical grounds from the 19th century.

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