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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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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed today

with lots of unique history.. be sure to take the guided tour to the top of the lighthouse-you will be amazed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jackpine2
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sdamron2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jo-Ann M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MatthewMColson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Garet C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting exhibits on the earliest explorers to this area. Wonderful views of the harbor and the rugged Pacific coast. Well layed out.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sonyar465
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lester A
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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12 January 2019|
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Response from vahanning | Reviewed this property |
I would say around 2 hours
2 February 2018|
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We took a rental car. Can't answer public transport
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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.