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Reviewed September 8, 2016

The people dressed up as historic characters are fantastic it gives you a great feel for what life was like in point loma

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Shane C
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

Beautiful views. history lesson, only $10 per car and it's good for 6 days! There is a gift shop and bathrooms as well.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Justine P
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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This was something we unexpectedly did with another couple and were very glad. It did cost $10 to get into but the drive up to it was very beautiful with the cemeteries and the view of the bay. The facilities were very well kept up and clean. The lighthouse was a wonderful history lesson from it age of time. We took our time and read a lot of the postings and then toured the original lighthouse and saw there living quarters, kitchen, parlor and bedrooms which are all dated from the 1800's. This was well worth the time to drive up and see.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 30, 2016

Lighthouses are always fun to visit and in beautiful places, with (normally) sensational views. This is one of them with National Park Rangers that are more than friendly and prorfessional.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank SJM921
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

The Cabrillo National Monument is part of the National Park Service. The cost is $10 per car and you have access to the monument, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and the tide pools as well a couple of hiking trails that wind around the property. Be forewarned - there are lots of military bases in the downtown San Diego area. It looks like you are driving ONTO a base because the road goes past a guard shack with the gates up - this is correct! Your phone map will not steer you wrong in this case. We had an unfortunate map accident trying to find a Rubio's that turns out is on a PX in San Diego and you can literally turn right into the base entrance lane with no prior warning. Anyway, this park is just minutes from the airport and downtown San Diego hotels. The park itself has an amazing view of Coronado, the airport, the harbor and a beautiful of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to the North and East. There is a small historical museum, a gift shop, several lookout locations, and the actual Cabrillo Monument. The walk up to the lighthouse is short and easy. The lighthouse is set up as it would have been "in the day" and you can climb the staircase up to the second level. There is interesting information and a display of the actual light and gears as well in the building next to the house. To the south is a view of the new light house (USCG property) and Mexico and to the west - the wide expanse of the Pacific. This is apparently on the whale migration trail and they say in February that you can often times see whales. You can drive down the hill to the tide pools and there is a park ranger there to explain if the pools are accessible and what you might see. This section of the coast is bluffs and cliffs - not beach. The pools were closed when we were there but we enjoyed the beautiful views along the bluffs. Great picture taking opportunities. We were there for a couple of hours - an easy morning trip on limited time. On the way back up the point you can drive through the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - it too enjoys beautiful views of both sides of the Point and boasts its own kind of precious history. One other note on our hilarious SD adventures - my cell phone started sending me Welcome to Mexico texts while down at the tide pools and my husband's phone on a different carrier did not have reception at all. My carrier quickly corrected that for me but just something to be prepared for so close to the border.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank EYEAVIATE
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