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Cabrillo National Monument

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best views in all of Southern California. Plenty to see and do, the lighthouse, the historical bunker, trails and tide pools, nice visitor center, the veterans cemetery all with amazing vistas!

Reviewed 3 days ago

I hate to write this but I was not impressed at all. I was here 40+ years. If there are any changes, I did not notice it. I hope that they add something new so people will be inspired to keep coming back.

Thank UandMeTravellers
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the extreme lower left-hand corner of the country. From the view area near the lighthouse, there is a 360 degree view that includes Mexico down to Rosario Beach, the mountains to the north and east (including the San Bernardino’s on a clear day)...More

Thank Walton S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent panoramas, information, walking. We were treated by our hosts, so thoughtful. The lighthouse was especially interesting.

Thank Business99106
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Quite long drive from downtown. Intresting hikes with displays. Parking was easy. The exhibition on Spanish exploration is nice.

Thank longtravel09
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great visiting spot and highly recommended. Get a great view of San Diego and harbour bay. History information to read for both educational and just absolutely enjoyable.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 5 days ago

great view of SD, there is a fee unless you have the park pass. the drive out there passes the cemetery too.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Capture beautiful San Diego from here! You can also opt for guided tour if you like. I loved the view and captured tons of pictures here.

Thank Aparajita J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

as we pulled up to this place I was a little worried because we are about to pay $15 and wasn't sure how long we would stay, but I highly recommend paying the $15 even if you only stay an hour... The views are breathtaking...More

Thank Melody B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the top are absolutely stunning. Visiting from the UK, we had no prior knowledge of this place but it has a real "wow" factor. Well worth 15$ , bring a decent camera.

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Marc W
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.
24 July 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.