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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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The highlight of our trip to San Diego. We started our visit at the visitor center, picked up our Jr. Ranger paperwork and then went to the monument and the lighthouse. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The highlight of our trip to San Diego. We started our visit at the visitor center, picked up our Jr. Ranger paperwork and then went to the monument and the lighthouse. We parked the car and did as much walking as possible. The history is interesting and the views are spectacular. There is a cost to enter unless you have... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my family here thinking we would see the statue, watch the Navy ply back and forth, and leave. We got there at 2pm and still had things to do when they closed at 5pm. They have some great films, beautiful views, lots and lots of history to see and a pleasant place to take a walk. We didn't... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We never tire of visiting this national monument. Whether it's at the lighthouse itself or the gift shop-visit center area, there's always something of interest. We've visited many times and always enjoyed our time here.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit is a must when you come to San Diego Up the hill into federal military land and on to the monument to the explorer who reached "the left coast" and started it all The views of the harbor and SanDiego and beyond are fantastic. Well worth the ride! Hint National Park Service is in charge so if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very, very impressive! Lots of history and wonderful views of the ocean and city. Movie about the area and museum showing the events. Near the National Cemetery...most dignified.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We very much enjoyed our visit to the monument and visitors center. It's a great place to just relax, walk around and take in the breathtaking views of the bay, Coronado island, and the ocean. The gift shop and visitors center had a few items for kids and adults to try out, like a shield, sword, chain mail, and helmet.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was one of our first stops during our trip to San Diego. It was a beautiful place to go on the anniversary of the National Park Service. Parking was easy, the facility and grounds were clean, and there was adequate help and information. It had been years since I've been there and was reminded of the breathtaking views in... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done park service visitor center. Enjoyed the movie on gray whales. Museum well done yet very small. Gift shop personnel friendly and helpful. The views of San Diego Bay are the very best! Nice monument but didn't walk up Hill to Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Too far. Need to let handicapped vehicles drive up there.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our trip to Cabrillo National Monument...we walked all around, went up in the lighthouse and took in gorgeous views of San Diego! Well worth the trip!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fantastic views of the harbor and a very beautiful park. Not too crowded and the air is so clean. Nice drive up. Take your time and enjoy.

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