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Cabrillo National Monument: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 29 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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.
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Closes in 29 min
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to Cabrillo plenty of times. We love it there and was ONE of THEEEE most favored weekend places to visit ! Every view of the place has you standing there in admiration and wanting to take a thousand mental pictures. The lighthouse...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vikas U
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here two days this trip. There are a variety of trails and vistas. Its a great place for a picnic lunch or to pass some time enjoying the view

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GetawayGangAlberta
Reviewed 2 days ago

We knew the history behind the monument before we went. It would of been nice to had someone out at the monument to explain why it was actually there, but you can find out this information in the visitor center. Most people were just stopping...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ourhauntedtravels
Reviewed 5 days ago

I try to make it to Cabrillo NM when in San Diego. The scenery is fine, especially Point Loma, and the place offers a pleasant walk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank amnews6
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have mixed ages teenager and tween. Definitely start this trip at visitor center, then the lighthouse, and then the tidepools. Make sure you check when tide is low. This was great for all ages. Setup is nice the views were beautiful and great picture...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Cappiea23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took in all of the sites associated with this Monument. Lots of educational information. The view is breathtaking.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Diane1960_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

See the best view of the city and the bay while also learning some about tide pools and the spot where California was discovered.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sas804
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Instead of a one time fee, for $35 we bought an annual pass. We’ve had them before and loved being able to show out of towners. They have sunset events, 5k’s, tide pool talks etc. if just a view stop, this is it, if you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sbaker2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is one of a few working lighthouse in the states. It is on top of a hill on La Poma Point.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sukie630
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an hour to kill before flight out. Definitely the thing to do. Local coffee shop owner in La Jolla recommended it.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DeputyDogCLT
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12 January 2019|
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Response from vahanning | Reviewed this property |
I would say around 2 hours
2 February 2018|
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Response from MichiganSam | Reviewed this property |
We took a rental car. Can't answer public transport
11 November 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.