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“Leisurely place to spend a few hours”
Review of Point Loma

Point Loma
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
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“Leisurely place to spend a few hours”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

There isn't tons to do here, but it's a nice place to visit and has an amazing ocean view. We like to visit Cabrillo National Monument, which has a small fee per carload, not per person, to enter (I think it's $5) and that fee is good for admission for the entire week. There are a couple of museums, a visitors center, a souvenir shop, and, of course, Cabrillo's statue where he first landed on the coast. You can see the Pacific Fleet from the Monument and there are signs that explain the different ships and planes. You can also visit the old Point Loma Lighthouse and climb up inside of it. You get to see the rooms where the lighthouse attendants lived and learn interesting information about it. You can go on a scenic hike or take an easier trail where you can visit tide pools and go right down to the ocean. There are also observation decks where you can look out over the ocean and it's a sensational view. It is kid and family friendly and affordable.

Visited November 2011
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Minnetonka, MN
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“Spectacular view of San Diego area”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

The view from Point Loma is unbeatable! You see the entire city, Coronado Island (no, it's not really an island), and lots of ocean. it's waaaay high up. And the Point Loma Lighthouse and Cabrillo Monument are there to boot. Don't miss it.

Visited January 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Nice end of San Diego”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

This area is very charming and you almost feel like you are in another city. It houses many good restaurants, which has great views of the Bay.

Visited February 2012
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Auburn, California
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“Most Beautiful Place in San Diego!”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

This was an incredible find for us. We explore San Diego every six months, but hadn't been to Point Loma. Awe-inspiring to say the least. Seeing the rolling green hills with all the headstones in the military cemetery as we drove onto the point was moving. The view of San Diego from Point Loma was amazing. Loved the lighthouse!

Visited February 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Great Views”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The views from the Cabrillo Monument are the best in San Diego. You can see downtown San Diego and Coronado Island while watching the naval ship and submarine activity below. The Old Point Lomo Lighthouse (non-working lighthouse but museum) is located at the summit.

Visited February 2012
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