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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Activities: Getting married
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San Diego Shore Excursion: San Diego Seal Tour

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Beautiful Lighthouse

The actual lighthouse got a little crowded, but the information center was very insightful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2012
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San Bernardino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The actual lighthouse got a little crowded, but the information center was very insightful.

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Jersey Shore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

It took me years to get up here for the first time, and now it is one of our favorite things to do. It is also one of the first places we take visitors. If you are 62 or older and have the National Park Pass, it is free to get in. Otherwise there is a $10 car fee. Parking... More 

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MORENO VALLEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Wonderful historic lighthouse at a terrific location. Hours tough as you must go through military areas to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

I first visited this old friend about 1948 and have been back over the years and to see how much renovation and conserving done is so great. This is a must visit as there is a walking trail leaving the visitors center and requires good ability but no handicap access, that goes down over a mile and back to the... More 

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Oak Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Nice location to get out of the car, see some sight, and and enjoy an afternoon outside

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Taff in Transit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Interesting history of the lighthouse and the walks are great - watch out for rattlers as the signs say!!

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you time it right you can go inside and see the way it would have looked back when it was a working lighthouse. Kids think it is cool and the price is right (free with admission to the Cabrillo monument.)

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

At least, that's what we were told! A friend offered to take us to this very historic spot and we were impressed with a marvelous view of the harbor. I feel I would like to know more about the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and will explore a little further.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Great place to visit - take the kids and enjoy a picnic there. the view is spectacular

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Been to San Diego many times but never went up to the light house. It was very interesting and has an amazing view from the top.

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