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Cabrillo National Monument

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Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
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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Loved the views and trails

Pleasantly surprised by this location. Enjoyed the most beautiful, panoramic views of San Diego and decided to come back again in future. Enjoyed the exhibits, and the informative... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by this location. Enjoyed the most beautiful, panoramic views of San Diego and decided to come back again in future. Enjoyed the exhibits, and the informative guide. Trails are well maintained and easy for most people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice place to spend some time. For the $10 entry fee it is a good deal. There is a movie explaining a lot of the history of Cabrillo with some static displays well laid out. BUT the best part is the views, you are way up on a hill overlooking San Diego to the East and the Pacific Ocean... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This national park at the very end of Point Loma is key to understanding the history of the area. The old lighthouse still stands, tide pools for exploring, and a wonderful view from the Pacific Ocean to San Diego Bay. The park service does a wonderful job of explaining the history as well as the sea life - something for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So good!!! The monument is for the explorer Cabrillo, but to me the applauding needs to go to the fantastic views of San Diego, the Pacific, and the Naval Air Station.....the beauty of it all is breathtaking! Regardless of inland temps, be sure to bring jackets. One of the first lighthouses of the area was built here, and the history... More 

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

I finally went. Oh my goodness this place is beautiful. I never realized it was so big! You can go up in to the light house that has been there for years!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever I have family or friends from out of town one of the first places I always go is to the lighthouse because of the Magnificent views the amazing ocean, the interactive exhibits in learning stations they have talking to the Rangers always cool.a

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great views of harbor, military bases, military bases, beach, ocean, walk everywhere, great staff at visitor center

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Point Loma is always a nice day trip, to look back at San Diego to the east and the Pacific Ocean Sunsets to the West.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had no idea of the history of this explorer and resulting influence on the development of this area. The Park ranger was very knowledgeable and had a cross bow to demonstrate how the Spaniards were much more effective as warriors than the native Indians.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting Cabrillo National Monument is a definite must when in San Diego! Not only do you learn the early history of San Diego, you might even spot a whale during the whale migration! Beautiful vistas, great walks, and don't miss the tide pools!!

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