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Cabrillo National Monument

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
Phone Number: 619-557-5450
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located...

Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay.

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Beautiful! Great place for kids too!

We brought our kids here to check out the National Monument (get those Junior Ranger badges!) and Point Loma. The hike down to the tidepools is very easy for small kids, but hold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We brought our kids here to check out the National Monument (get those Junior Ranger badges!) and Point Loma. The hike down to the tidepools is very easy for small kids, but hold on tight to them on the trek. Call in advance to find out when tides are at their low for the day (ours were not visible that... More 

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Schorndorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed the views from the platform at the visitor center and the Cabrillo statue on a sunny morning and took the 2 min walk to the lighthouse for better views of the ocean.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to SD many times and never seen this. You definitely should rent a car and go over there. The views of San Diego and the Ocean are AHHHHHMAAZING. The park is lovely and driving down to the cliffs park is so peaceful.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cabrillo National Park is small, but worth visiting. Start at the visitor center. They screen nature films and have docent led walking tours of about 1 hour duration of the top of the park. The tours are given at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. The upper park is about 400 feet above sea level and it gives commanding views of... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although it's out of the way I recommend a visit here. You get to read up on some local history at the base of the statue and you also have a view of the bay like none other from land.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd been to San Diego 4 or so times, yet never to Cabrillo. Very nice views, great exhibits/museum, and wonderful tide pool exploration opportunities.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place to spend a day learning some of Calif history and taking in the views.Has a great visitors center and the light house fun to look at.

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Aviano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see while visiting San Diego. Lots of historical info about the area dating back to the 1800's. Worthy of a stop.

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New Windsor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here to do the trails n learn about the history ....from the top it is beautiful a full 360 and Mexico too!!! Great history here. It was a little cooler that day and one of us didn't have a jacket so thought we'd just buy one but that didn't happen there wasn't any for sale in the gift... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yea have been here many times since we live in San Diego and we always take our visiting family and friends on this beautiful drive through Rosecranss National Cemetery which is on the way to Cabrillo National Monument. There are interesting small museum with interactive displays of the history of the Spanish colonization of the Californias with artifacts facts, pictures... More 

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