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Cabrillo National Monument

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
+1 619-557-5450
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Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I have been here dozens of times but am always awed by the views of San Diego. Aside from that Cabrillo is a great learning experience too. You have the opportunity to learn about Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and the discovery of San Diego. Look of...More

Thank MrsCritter
Reviewed May 18, 2016

So pretty out here, and with a National Parks Pass you get in Free. Didn't watch the Film this time, but enjoyed looking at the Views and some of the History of Cabrillo Monunent.

Thank Luann H
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

There is an informative video, an old lighthouse, a history display, a gift shop and wonderful views of San Diego and the coast.

Thank Jeemer13
Reviewed May 18, 2016

By far the best part is the setting, the views and the hiking trails. The monument is cool, but the lighthouse tour is well done and fun as well. Learn a bit about the discovery of San Diego by Portuguese explorers (or was he Spanish?...More

Thank bkm425
Reviewed May 18, 2016

Time permitting we take visitors to this monument. The view from there is great. You can see a beautiful view of Coronado and downtown San Diego on the bay side. Then you walk to the lighthouse area and see the pacific. You can even watch...More

Thank Rajesh P
Reviewed May 18, 2016

You can do so many things at Cabrillo National Monument learn about history, spend time with nature, walk down from the Lighthouse to the Bay (and back up), shop in the store, and see the best view of San Diego, bar none!

Thank Pamela815_13
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We have visited this site many times because of the beauty, the view, the history, and the beautiful drive up the hillside.

Thank Jim F
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

While visiting San Diego we drove here from Coronado Island. The views from here are stunning and you get a history lesson from the National Park Service as well. Plan on spending time in the exhibit area as it is quite informative. Then see a...More

Thank Nonnieandpops
Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a beautiful drive and a wonderful historical site to see. If you are a history buff you will enjoy it, even if you aren't into history you will still enjoy the views from this bautiful location. Don't miss the short hike to the...More

Thank callifuntrvl08
Reviewed May 16, 2016

While visiting the area our friend took us to see this National Monument. Lots to see, great views and short movies for those who want to learn more.

Thank marjionline
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November 11, 2017|
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Response from Ismailbandook | Reviewed this property |
The m payment is accessible but the tidal pools are difficult to access by wheel chair.
July 24, 2017|
Response from WSIII | Reviewed this property |
They have a few larger spaces marked for RV's and buses. The rest are standard parking spaces.
April 10, 2017|
Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
Yes , I think so, but recommend calling Park directly to confirm (or check their website). I didn't notice any pets while there, but wasn't really paying attention to that given the scenic beauty.