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Cabrillo National Monument

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone Number: +1 619-557-5450
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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It's all about the view

I have to admit that Cabrillo didn't impress me much. However, the panoramic view of San Diego is really outstanding.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Carlos C
Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have to admit that Cabrillo didn't impress me much. However, the panoramic view of San Diego is really outstanding.

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Laredo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely visit the park and see the monument. I loved learning about the history of Cabrillo and him coming to San Diego. We also watched the film, which gave us more information about him and his travels.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From this point and also from the lighthouse on Point Loma you can see very well the skyline of San Diego. Also while being there you can find more about the founder of San Diego.

Thank Vlad V
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent a pleasant hour here great views and good informative exhibits. Entry is $10 worth the wait at the rangers post. Parking free after that and the ticket is valid for revisit

Thank Mike G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful park with amazing views. There is a small museum with information on Cabrillo and a gift shop. Also lots of trails down to the tidal pools and a lighthouse to explore.

Thank Emily M
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have a year pass to enter as often as I wish and I go up almost every weekend to wander around and hike the Bayside Trail. The vistas of San Diego, the ocean, bay, etc. are astonishing. The only downside is that sometimes the restrooms are closed and the vending machines are a bit fickle. But truly, this is... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A definite must see if in the San Diego area. We came to learn about Cabrillo and ended up surprised by a very nice view of the Pacific Ocean and San Diego. We could have literally stayed there for hours just watching ships go by. The National Monument had nice exhibits and videos. The lighthouse was also very interesting. The... More 

Thank Greg L
Boonton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great area to learn more about the Navy and the discovery of California by Cabrillo. The monument is impressive and the views below with numerous yachts is wonderful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited this national monument in November. It tells the history of Spanish conquistador Juan Cabrillo and his explorations. We watched a 25 minute video then wandered around the exhibits which were few but well done. The views of San Diego are fantastic from here. There is a snack bar area, restrooms and viewing areas with telescopes.... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great spot to see City of San Diego and the Bay from a distance. Postcard perfect view. When we were there in September, weather was nice, and the place was not crowded so that gave us a great chance to appreciate the beauty of San Diego from high up and the history of the landing at the tip of... More 

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