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“Good Use of My Tax Dollars”

Cabrillo National Monument
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Granite Bay, California
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good Use of My Tax Dollars”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Beautiful place. Interesting history of area and great views back to town. Nice place to walk around and enjoy the wind blowing through your hair.

Visited February 2013
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Connecticut
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Much better than we expected”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We almost didn't make it here and made a last minute decision to visit before heading to Los Angeles. The views from the monument are absolutely breathtaking. The history of the area was more fascinating when we thought and we were very glad we made it here. It is definitely worth an hour or two to visit and walk around.

Visited February 2013
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Sussex
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Don't be fooled this is not just another monument as it gives you a great view over the ocean and harbour. You can also go down to the tide pools as well as go around the light. House. A great morning out

Visited February 2013
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Santa Clara, California
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120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Thought we would spend just a short amount of time here--but instead spent a half of day”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was really surprised how much was offered here. First of all the view is wonderful. I could spend a lot of time watching the boats go in and out, and the Navy Aircraft taking off and landing. There is also a lighthouse to tour, with a great explanation of how it worked and what life was like living is isolation. There is an exhibit on Cabrillo. And we were pleasantly surprised by the Army bunkers and exhibit. Soldiers dressed in uniforms from different eras giving interesting explanations of what went on here. Then we stopped at the tidepools, and had a nice walk along the ocean. Beautiful day--but didn't see any whales. Maybe next time.

Visited February 2013
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“wonderful view”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was my second visit, had to show my husband how beautiful it is. Not disappointed! Visit the lighthouse and walk on the trails. Be sure to drive down to the tidepools, fun for children.

Visited February 2013
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