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Cabrillo National Monument and Park
Cabrillo National Monument and Park

Cabrillo National Monument and Park

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 557-5450
https://www.nps.gov/cabr/index.htm
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Part of the National Park Service, Cabrillo National Monument and Point Loma Lighthouse offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city of San Diego and far beyond. It was erected in honor of ... Read more
Captain Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot on the west coast. Also on the site is the original lighthouse, which was replaced in 1891 by the one that still steers vessels away from shore. Tidepools delight young and old, history buffs enjoy the museum, and hiking enthusiasts are challenged by the trails. Gift shop and snacks are available.

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Miami

This is one of the best views of San Diego. On clear days you can see all the way to Mexico. I only spent about a half hour there taking some pictures. There is a tidal pool area I did not go to but apparently you can walk out to the tides.

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Local from San Diego

I would say here is a Really good place for a walk and you can really enjoy the Great Views of San Diego from here !! First you have to pay 10 Dollars for Parking and there is a Cool place here for you to enjoy the Cool Breeze blowing around !! Also I would suggest going to the Light House it is really cool !!! Overall Good place to take your Family, Friends or even your Lover !!

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Enjoy a beautiful walk and a billion dollar view of San Diego, the bay and the ocean. You should head down the hill to the ocean at low tide to explore the tide pools.

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Van Nuys

Great for the best view of San Diego, the bay, Coronado to the mountains on a clear day it is worth the drive. You will also learn about the history of San Diego. it is the most visited National Park in the USA.

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Centennial

Cabrillo National Monument is so beautiful. You have some absolutely fabulous views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. The area is full of history and the park is geared towards educating it's guests about the environment and history of the place. When we visited they were hosting artists who had set up in the park and were painting different views and scenery. It was really fun seeing all the different styles and takes with the landscape right in front of you. I particularly enjoyed the tide pools and what felt like armadas of pelicans flying overhead.

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San Francisco

Amazing views of San Diego, the ocean and Mexico! We saw whales migrating from up at the viewpoint.

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Schenectady

Cabrillo National Monument is a park unit within US National Park Service. It sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There's a visitor center on movie and describing who Cabrillo was. Disability access is provided some areas are a little steep. Disability parking is provided on a long distance to the visitor center.

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Local from San Diego

Best views in San Diego. You can even see Mexico. Nice telescopes to spy on the whales as they swim on by, The annual pass is a great great deal if you live in San Diego

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Local from San Diego

If you are visiting San Diego, put this place on your list! Hike, Bike, Walk! Great place to go to exercise. San Diego has amazing weather al year round. The tide pools close at 4:30pm and be prepared to pay $10 even if you are riding a bike. If you plan to go more than a few times a year, buy an annual pass.

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Local from Chula Vista

Great place to soak up san diego...you can see for miles all around... great employees at the gift store...wonderful monument director..just love Gerrie Trussell ...

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Local from Vista

Hike while looking across the bay over downtown San Diego. Also great for whale watching.

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Local from Vista

San Diego's only National Park is celebrating the centennial this year! Lots of programs for kids. The trails are easy to walk and the view of downtown is breath taking. You can go inside the historic lighthouse, and they have some of the best tide pools in California! If you go early in the morning when it's foggy, it often sits above the fog and looks like your high above the clouds.

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Local from San Diego

It's an absolutely beautiful location with really cool history! The lighthouse and monument are amazing. The tide pools at the bottom are fun too! Definitely worth seeing if visiting and if you live here, frequent visits are a must because there isn't a more beautiful spot than at the end of Point Loma! I suggest wearing a good pair of tennis shoes because there is a lot to explore! Or, if you are looking for a pretty place to workout, there are two really good hills that will kick your butt!!

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Local from San Diego

Fun place to go to walk around, appreciate the history, and explore the tide pools. Beautiful place to take photos, too.

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Local from Escondido

Discover the history at Cabrillo national Monument where Juan Cabrillo was the first European to set foot on the west coast of the United States. As an annual member, you get invited to a lot of special events. 5K's, wine tasting, sunset strolls at the tidepools. It's a must see for locals and visitors!

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Local from San Diego

A great place to spend half the day with family and friends. The ocean view here is incredible and has a similar feel to Torrey Pines but less crowded.

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Local from San Diego

Definitely worth the trip!! Come check out the tidal pools during low tide. The gift shop is surprising good too...

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Local from San Diego

You will drive through the Point Loma National cemetery on your way to the Monument, which overlooks the mouth of San Diego. The view is stunning and on a clear, sunny day you can see the Hotel Del Coronado from here.

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Los Angeles

If you're looking for a cheap date place with a breath-taking view look no further. Carrillo national monument and park gives guests a picture perfect view of the pacific - a gogobot summer must visit!

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Local from San Diego

Great to see the lighthouse you can actually go up in 3x a year. Fantastic views of San Diego and bay. Nice gift shop/visitor center. Some good hikes too to get to tide pools and the bay. A lot of history here. Cheap to get in.

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