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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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Interesting national park and monument

Picturesque seaside memorial park. Monument is very impressive of explorer. Great views of ocean. Visitors Center. Nice paths to walk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Picturesque seaside memorial park. Monument is very impressive of explorer. Great views of ocean. Visitors Center. Nice paths to walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a wonderful Saturday afternoon sightseeing at the Cabrillo National Monument. It's a hidden gem that even many local San Diego residents don't know about. The drive to the monument area was easy to navigate and parking was abundant. They have a very nice visitor area and paved viewpoints overlooking the bay (with seating). Nice views of the Naval Station... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I walk around Cabrillo National Monument, I am reminded why I love living in San Diego...I can head up there just about any time (when there aren't as many tourists as in the summer) and watch the whale migration, see the sunset, walk about the tide pools, view what an old lighthouse looks like and used to do,... More 

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Belmont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very windy location but the views are spectacular. Lots of walking from the lighthouse to visitor center so older people might want to take that into account. Traveling with small child who loved it.

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Mid-Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It costs $10 to get in, but the views are worth it. There is a small lighthouse museum, but what we found interesting was the small military museum. After Pearl Harbor there was a very real fear that our Pacific Coast could be invaded. The museum is a good reminder of that time, and an eye opener of how ready... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful area across the bay from Downtown San Diego. Lighthouse Museum is very close as is the National Cemetery. There is a visitors center with shops at the Monument.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am a native San Diegan and I forget to take time to enjoy my city! No matter where we travel when people ask where we are from and we say San Diego, people ooh and aah. This is a definite spot to visit more than once every thirty years. Gorgeous view and so much to see and learn. take... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful views of San Diego and the ocean. When I have family and friends visiting from out of town, this is one of the first places I take them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like to see beautiful views and scenery, Cabrillo National Monument is a beautiful scenic spot to see all of San Diego. Overlooking the bay and the city from on top of the mountain is amazing. The tide pools are worth taking the drive down to base of the point to see, and the cliffs along the ocean are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

ok, this is rare for me that to ignore what happend back then, what this monument is all about, because i was totally immersed in its magnificent 360 view : the pacific ocean, the cornorado island, Baja CA even, the skyline of downtown of san Diego. so even if you are not into history, you wont be disappointed when you... More 

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