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Cabrillo National Monument

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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+1 619-557-5450
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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
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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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The lighthouse is history that I would never get tired of viewing. The best is the view over to the North Island Navy base. We got to see a Navy aircraft carrier #91 going out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Clermont, Florida
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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The lighthouse is history that I would never get tired of viewing. The best is the view over to the North Island Navy base. We got to see a Navy aircraft carrier #91 going out to sea on maneuvers. A sail boat with a very large mast going out to sea. At one time back in the 50's you were... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love Cabrillo! There were park rangers there to help people spot whales, the light house is interesting, and the views are amazing! We also toured the Rosecrans Cemetery that you drive by on the way to Cabrillo. What an amazing tribute to all our veterans!

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the Monument on MLK Day and it was free instead of the usual $10/car. It is an interesting place to spend an hour or two. Great views with some good historical exhibits. We looked hard for some gray whales but didn't see any. Makes me wonder about grey vs. gray. Nevertheless, this is a cool spot to... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had no idea how many historical artifacts were here. Thought it was just a nice overlook. However there is also a visitors center with lots of info. The old lighthouse which is also a museum of sorts where you can go inside and see what it looked like when it was in use years ago. There are also tide... More 

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

This is a beautiful place to visit with friends and family. Also the cost is great. There is educational experiences and a great place to walk.

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

Simply the best view of San Diego, in my opinion. Stop by the monument on the southern side and bask in the glory that is San Diego Bay while watching cruise ships, aircraft carriers and sailboats pass by. Also, recommend stopping at the Ocean Beach Pier on your way out of the area.

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

A historical landmark with views to downtown and Coronado Island. On a clear day you might see the other Coronado islands off of Mexico to the south. Be sure to tour the old lighthouse.

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Thank TravelerXYZ2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a fee to enter at the gate. $10 for one vehicle. Views are magnificent. Tours available. Small gift shop. We went when a bus of children were eating at the monument itself. Made photo opps not optimal. But overall grand and beautiful.

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Laramie, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views of the city. Shocking cliffs down to the surf. We had fun watching whales, seals and surfers!

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Concrete, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours viewing the memorial and surrounding grounds, the light house, and then exploring the tidepools area. It was cool and windy, but we had a blast exploring.

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