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Cabrillo National Monument

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
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+1 619-557-5450
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located...

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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Beautiful area

This area is a short drive from San Diego and is well worth the drive. There are some of the best views of the city you can get. There are also military cemeteries on the drive in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bluffdale, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is a short drive from San Diego and is well worth the drive. There are some of the best views of the city you can get. There are also military cemeteries on the drive in that are worth driving through. The view of the memorials with the ocean are touching and spectacular. Entry is $10 to the monument... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tip pass the main parking lot if it looks full two more lots down the way had more spaces. This was lots of fun to explore. So many great views: ocean, city, military, boats and tide pools. Bring you camera! Watch young kids close because the cliffs are steep and surface is slippery. A unique experience.

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Winter Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excellent place to spend the day. It corset $10 for one car to go in but you can spend hours here. There is a visitor center, two lighthouses - one at the top of the hill and one at the bottom - and the most amazing tide pools. The views are incredible. San Diego on one side... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Driving all the way out to the end of Point Loma is worth the time to see the Cabrillo Monument Museum, the old lighthouse and the fabulous views of the San Diego Harbor. If you're lucky it can be very interesting to watch one of the big Navy ships going in or coming out of the harbor. There is an... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here while in San Diego. In town it was a nice day. Here there was tremendous fog coming in from the Pacific Ocean. Our views were limited but the fog added to the experience. There is a $10 entrance fee unless you have a Park Service passport/tickets. It is easy to get to from downtown. There is plenty... More 

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Dover, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not much to say..pretty much a monument and a very beautiful view of San Diego and Mexico. We loved our time out there.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is nothing quite like a visit to the Cabrillo National Monument. Nestled within the trees and nieghborhoods of Point Loma at the tip of San Diego lies the Monument. The location allows undisturbed views for miles of San Diego bay and to the South the Coronado Islands and the Republic of Mexico. Don't forget to bring your camera!

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a Nation alMonument and there is an entrance fee which is covered if you have a Senior Pass or other valid pass. Otherwise the fees are $10 per vehicle for 7-day entry. The Annual Pass which is $20 per year. Motorcycles will pay $7 for entry and pedestrians and bicyclists pay $5 for a 7-day visit. On a... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cabrillo National Monument is located at the tip of Point Loma, which provides wonderful views of San Diego bay, the navy station on Coronado island, Fort Rosecrans Cementry, and of course the Cabrillo national monument and lighthouse. This place requires some walking and will take about 1 hour to view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to view the ocean and tide pools you can watch ships come in and out great little hike to tide pools for the whole family

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