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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #15 of 216 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married

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south carolina
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299 reviews 299 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Nice historical lighthouse in lovely setting. It shows the history of the life of a light keeper's family. Well maintained! You cannot climb all the way to the top as it is closed off.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is part of the Cabrillo National Monument. There is a short trail to the lighthouse itself from the visitor center. One used to be able to go into the light room but now can only climb up to the second floor. The stairs are narrow, steep, and spiral but it is worth the climb. The... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

So many beautiful places to stop along the CA coast. This is another beautiful place to stop and take in the sights!

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Santa Barbara, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Our family of four enjoyed learning about the lives of the lighthouse keeper and his family. Make sure you go to the top of the stairs and climb the very short ladder to take a peek at the light and lenses. We visited on a Sunday morning. When we left the park, there was a long line of cars waiting... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The walk up to the lighthouse was interesting, but so worth the time. The lighthouse itself was really unique with rooms furnished in period time. Very interesting to see it and the grounds as they were when it was in use.

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Fontana, California
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Just a short walk from Cabrillo National Monument (up a slight hill) is one of the first lighthouses on the California Coast. Its very small but it served its purpose for a very long time. So the the fee of $5.00 you can visit both.

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The drive to the point is impressive as one may view the military cemetery and view the endless rows of white crosses on this magnificent mountain range. Historically interesting.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a must see drive for anyone visiting San Diego. Head out to the tip of Pt. Loma for this breathtaking view of San Diego from the ocean to the mountains. Simply spectacular. The old lighthouse is wonderful and so historic. There are walking trails all around the tip of the point including some old bunkers use during WWII.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Worth a visit for the view, history and nature. Nice exhibit area and the ranger will loan you binoculars!

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Miami, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is all part of a trip into the naval station at Point Loma, the drive in by itself is an incredible eyeopening sight. It's a sobering reminder that freedom in all of it's forms, is not free. It is paid by the lives of thousands of American soldiers. This is evidenced by the thousands of feet of perfectly lined... More 

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