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Cabrillo National Monument

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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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This is always one of our favorite places to visit. The view is spectacular. There is a light house, a visitor center, a monument and down the hill tide pools that are easy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Grapevine, Texas
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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is always one of our favorite places to visit. The view is spectacular. There is a light house, a visitor center, a monument and down the hill tide pools that are easy to reach. It is a National Cemetery too. Even small children enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice view but not the top of my list. Good thing is you can visit the lighthouse and tide pools at the same time. Hit the tide pools one hour before low tide. Take note that parts of this area close at 430. Also, go early in your stay because admission us good for 7 days. $10 per car.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If our looking to explore a little while visiting San Diego, let the Cabrillo National Monument take you back to the day Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo set foot here. Having visited this Park more than 10 yrs. prior, with our son (4 yrs. old), we decided to explore its beauty once more. The views of the Pacific Ocean and the San... More 

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

Visit the place where Europeans first saw what is now California. Views of the Pacific and San Diego Bay down to the border with Mexico. Amenities include rest-rooms, a visitor center, a gift shop, coin operated telescopes, and wonderful views. Whale watching is popular in season when the Greys are migrating from Baja to Alaska. Great hikes, some wheel-chair friendly.... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We happened to stumble upon Cabrillo one of the last days of our trip to San Diego and it was a blast! We didn't even make it up to the actual monument site, other than a quick drive on our way out. The tide pools were incredible. The kids played in and around them, investigating the plants and animals and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to spend $5 and see an amazing part of the world. The history is spectacular and the view is well worth the drive out of the city. You have to go.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place with wonderful views but the history is really interesting. Loved learning about early San Diego and the native people.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always make a point to visit historical parks and monuments when they are near where I might be and this one did not disappoint at all. Absolutely worth the drive and the minimal cost. Amazing view from the top not to be forgotten.

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Delmar, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Local California friends recommended going to Cabrillo National Monument and we were not disappointed in this decision! The view into the San Diego harbor was amazing and there was a great movie about California's tidal pools that was very informative. There is some hiking necessary, but it is not difficult. There are WWII bunkers that you can go into which... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The park service has done an excellent job combining amazing views, fascinating information, and artifacts and plants in a way that is interesting and appealing. So much history plainly laid out with views of the entire San Diego area mapped visually. I learned a lot so you can teach an old dog new tricks.

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