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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tide pools” (863 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed December 24, 2015

Obviously the best view of the San Diego area, but also with interesting history of the lighthouse on the point. Visit the national cemetery and pay respects.

1  Thank KyleKman
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This was a great place to visit. There are two lighthouses and they have a few lenses on display there are some tidepools to explore there are a few museum exhibits.it was a wonderful day drooling around seeing all the sights and enjoying the ocean...More

1  Thank 7andersons
Reviewed December 23, 2015

The views from this location are amazing, especially on clear days. The Pacific Ocean, the harbor, the mountains in the distance, downtown San Diego below you - it's incredible. It is well worth the $5.00 National Park entry fee, especially if you walk up to...More

Thank EscondidoGirl
Reviewed December 23, 2015

Of San Diego and the Pacific are available from this National Monument. Your passes to National Parks work here! The lighthouse on the Pacific Ocean side is very photogenic. We highly recommend for its setting and short strolls to great sights.

Thank Rexflash
Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Brought our friend here for his birthday and his first visit, and he loved it. The day was overcast and the view was still breathtaking.

Thank jthw1914
Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went out on the point for the lighthouse and whale watching. When we got out and saw the immense vista of water, I was afraid we'd never spot a whale in that expanse. Within two minutes of standing at the wall we spotted a...More

Thank kmaFL
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Cabrillo offers a lot to first-time AND repeat visitors. It will give you spectacular views as well as marvelously interesting history of the settlement of southwest California. There is a theater that provides additional history and there is a very interesting exhibition depicting Cabrillo' s...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

When you leave hear you have a good 10 minutes before anyone speaks! It is so moving to see all these Heros pictured around the monument and realizing that is only a very few of the millions that have fought for us....

Thank Lorane H
Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Whenever I take visitors to the Cabrillo Monument State Park, they always found the view, breathtaking. Be sure and go on a sunny clear day. You can see downtown San Diego, the Coronado Bridge, the Sailboats on the Ocean and the infamous Naval Air Station,...More

Thank Patsy M
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Had been to san Diego multiple times but never got up to Point Loma. If you're in town, don't make the same mistake. What a view! The Cabrillo Monument sits 400+ feet above the Pacific overlooking Coronado & downtown San Diego and that panoramic view...More

Thank Walt W
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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.
June 30, 2016|
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Response from remommy | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't have an answer for you. If you are a serious cyclist them I suppose you could do it. The ride would not be leisurely! It is a long and steep hill to get out there. I don't know where Liberty Station is in... More