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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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Very nice views of San Diego

Make sure it is a clear day-you can see quite a long way. The monument itself is only a part of the park; be sure to see the lighthouse and grounds, and drive down to the... read more

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

Make sure it is a clear day-you can see quite a long way. The monument itself is only a part of the park; be sure to see the lighthouse and grounds, and drive down to the tidepool area. Walking paths are 'friendly', but do require some effort.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wow what a fantastic place to visit, the Cabrillo Monument is something else, you also get great views over San Diego too, be sure to visit Tide Pool Cliffs they are spectacular, and be sure to make a visit to the cemetery Fort Rosecrans Federal Military Cemetery, it only cost $10 per car and the ticket is good for a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Is a National Park. You drive through Point Loma Naval Base to access. $10 to enter per car but good for a week. Beautiful views to East and West and South. Good walking trails. Many photo opportunities.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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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