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Cabrillo National Monument

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
Phone Number:
+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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Could have spent all day exploring

We spent a few hours viewing the memorial and surrounding grounds, the light house, and then exploring the tidepools area. It was cool and windy, but we had a blast exploring.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Concrete, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours viewing the memorial and surrounding grounds, the light house, and then exploring the tidepools area. It was cool and windy, but we had a blast exploring.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful place! There is an entrance fee for cars as it is the national park. But the place is totally worth it! You can see the whole city from this point as well as the Naval Base. The view is really awesome! There is also a nice old lighthouse to have a look at. You will also find a hiking... More 

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Thank Veronika K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a grand view of the bay. History that opened my eyes to the exploration of California. Awsome staute and gift shop

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Thank Richard W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent park to visit. Stunning views ons San Diego. Lots of Information about the history of this part of California.

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Weare, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove up here on a whim after leaving the Cabrilo Tide Pools. Boy, what a good decision that was! We arrived just as the sun was starting to set and it bathed everything in a beautiful pink glow. The monument itself was nice, but the surrounding views of San Diego and the New Point Loma Lighthouse are really what... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For sweeping views of the bay, downtown, and the Pacific Ocean, go to Cabrillo National Park/Monument. In addition to the Lighthouse and the Visitors Center that has a book shop, an auditorium, and a 1-room exhibit room, programs are held. Currently, as this is the time that the whales migrate, there are various whale watches/walks. Also, usually only on weekends... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited this site as a side note whole vacationing in the area. We were very happy we decided to stop and tour the site. The lighthouse had great artifacts to look at and read about. The lighthouse itself was very small but an interesting self-guided tour. The gift shop was large and the facilities were very... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Any visit to San Diego should include a visit to the Cabrillo National Monument. It is high above the bay with the best views of the city and the Pacific. On the way, you will drive through Rosecrans National Cemetery. Also an awesome and sobering place. Upon entering Cabrillo National Monument, be sure to go to the theater and watch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be sure to go on a sunny day/clear day for amazing views. Lovely drive to the monument. Stop at Point Loma too!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Finally Broke down and bought a pass, it a great place to visit when in San Diego. It's a lot of history with beautiful views. Truly takes you back in time and you learn so much about the city. Great hike and tide pools too.

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