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This is a great stop if you have time when you are in the San Diego area. It gives some great panoramic views of the bays and then it also provides some interesting information about the early history of this region.
You drive by a national cemetery (101,000 graves from WWII) on the way to Cabrillo. We met a 97 year old WWII veteran on the overlook who told of his war experiences. There is an exhibit on Cabrillo and Spanish settlement. We missed the tide...More
My wife and I visited SD for her birthday. I extensively researched the best place to catch a sunset and Cabrillo Monument was on the top of the list. We arrived at 4:45 and were told we’d have to leave by 5 with a 5:30...More
At the tip of Point Loma stands Cabrillo National Monument, named after the first European to set foot on the West coast of the United States, in 1542...Catalina Boulevard first brings you past a vast, sobering National Cemetery, with row after row of white gravestones......More
As a native San Diegan, this has always been a go-to place when showing visitors around San Diego. It's well worth the visit for many reasons. First of all, the lighthouse itself is fascinating as a historical attraction. The view of San Diego, the bay,...More
If this was just an empty dirt lot it would get a 5* rating from me. Spectacular view of San Diego downtown skyline and Coronado. Don't forget to stop by the Visitors Center. Everyone should also stop at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery to honor our...More
It was interesting to see the interior of a lighthouse--not at all what I had expected! I went on a weekday. Everyone I encountered seemed to be a tourist from a foreign land; either travelling on their own or with a tour group. Everyone seemed...More
We couldn't get into the monument because of the government shutdown, but it was very humbling to go through the cemetery. All those men and women who served our country. Some graves date back to the Spanish American War.