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Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Lighthouse is beautiful, as is the view and the cemetery apparently holds 97,000 veterans so worth a moment of your time and respect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lighthouse is beautiful, as is the view and the cemetery apparently holds 97,000 veterans so worth a moment of your time and respect.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Located on point loma it gives you a perfect view over the ocean. The small museum tells the story gives a little bit of background. Perfect spot for panoramic pictures.

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The old Point Loma Light hours is in a difficult place, it is on the outer shoulder of Point Loma. It has historical significance as one of the latter lighthouses to us 'Fresnel' lenses.

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Elk River, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One thing about Point Loma in general is you get the best views of San Diego. As the workers will tell you, you can see all the way to Mexico. The lighthouse is well maintained and very interesting. Gets the old brain going thinking about adventurers and explorers and risk takers. As I said in another review, there was a... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good place for hiking and enjoy the view of the city and the bay, and dome history too. The lighthouse is a must

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Outstanding views of San Diego and the Coronado. One can see into Mexico. During whale season, you'll spot some whales on their way to Mexico. You'll also get a history lesson about San Diego. Really, need to stop here while visiting San Diego. Hit the tide pools on your way out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

a bit of a drive but worth it! Only $5 per car to enter and offers absolutely beautiful views of San Diego. Highly recommend it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is the spot to look over the Pacific or into San Diego harbor. If you are lucky a large Navy ship and planes will be moving in and out of the harbor. The history of the point is worth reading about at the park. You might even see some whales...if in the San Diego area you must go.

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a nice place to visit while in the area. This lighthouse is a museum and quiet interesting. It is worth the drive, not far from downtown along the way to Cabrillo Monument. There were lots of people there and we all took turns climbing up the winding staircase. It is worth going there at least once.

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a must see lighthouse. Beautiful views of ships going in and out of the bay. Great history. Nice hikes up and down the trails.

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