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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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This is an attractive place with a view of San Diego, the sea, many dozens of all sort of pleasure craft and the mountainous... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is an attractive place with a view of San Diego, the sea, many dozens of all sort of pleasure craft and the mountainous Coastline. Well worth a visit.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's one of my favorite spots to take out of town first time visitors to San Diego. You get great panoramic views of San Diego Bay, Coronado Island, San Diego and neighborhoods around the bay. On clear days you can even see Tijuana, Mexico. Great place to visit.

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

Excellent park, great place to spend a morning or afternoon. Great place to take kids - to see the lighthouse, watch for whales or to see many of the Cabrillo exhibits. Great for parents to enjoy the views as well. Don't miss the hiking trail that takes you 1.86 (my the Park service is accurate) down the point, with great... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting enough to read and hear about Cabrillo's visit back in the late 1500s to this area - was surprised to have never heard of him in history books in school like other more famous explorers of the time. But still found the monument to be well maintained, good descriptors and displays and coupled with it being with the lighthouse... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my third visit to the area and only found out about it because I was on a tour. This was a great discovery. The views of San Diego from here are amazing. The history of the area was very interesting. If you enjoy visiting lighthouses, as I do, there is the bonus of a light house here. If... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must-see if you're visiting San Diego. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse and the monument are the tourist attractions, but the view of San Diego is spectacular. There are many hiking trails for the ambitious. Plan to spend about an hour there if you are not going to hike.

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

Another great place to visit that's part of the National Park Service. There you can oversee the ocean and hike down to the tide pools or go by the monument and oversee Coronado Island and lots of the San Diego harbor. You can also hike down along the harbor's inlet and visit the old lighthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place for panoramic shots of San Diego. Good trails to hike. Wonderful displays. Well worth a trip.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The monument is located at the end of CA HWY 209 (AKA Catalina BLVD). Cabrillo National Monument encompasses most of the tip of Point Loma to include the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and down to the Pacific including the tide pool area. There is much to see and do here. You can visit the Old Lighthouse, see the new lighthouse,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cabrillo Monument is not only historic and educational, but it is a National Park and offers some of the best views of San Diego. I love to visit there and always appreciate even more, why I love San Diego so much. Don't forget your Golden Eagle pass Seniors... what a deal.. also you can visit Ft Rosecrans near by and... More 

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