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Coastal Tour of San Diego
"Departs from downtown and go through Point Loma Rosecrans National Cemetary and the 3rd fleet naval base up to Cabrillo National Monument where we stop for 40-minutes to enjoy the incredible views museum and lighthouse. We descend down to Sunset cliffs park where we stop for a few minutes and continue on to Newport Ave in Ocean Beach famous for its Haight Ashbury Hippie Vibe. The van goes through Mission Bay park
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Private Coastal Tour of San Diego
"The coastal tour begins at Cabrillo National Monument which has the best views of San Diego Harbor. The museum displays the artifacts from when Cabrillo landed in 1542. Up the hill to the first lighthouse in San Diego and the lighthouse museum. Steep dri Koi ponds and exquisite bluff views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A short ride over to one of the best surfing spots in North County called Swami's. We descend the long spiral stairs down to the tidepools on the beach. Back in the van to cruise along Hi San Elijo Solana Beach Del Mar Carmel Valley and up the grade into Torrey Pines. At our next stop we watch the Hang Gliders and Parasailors soar off the cliffs at Torrey Pines Glider Port. Winding our way down to La Jolla Shores to watch the kayaks launch on their journey to t opt to head east to the rural countryside and the old gold mining town of Julian
From $549.00
 
Private Coastal Tour of San Diego
"The coastal tour begins at Cabrillo National Monument which has the best views of San Diego Harbor. The museum displays the artifacts from when Cabrillo landed in 1542. Up the hill to the first lighthouse in San Diego and the lighthouse museum. Steep dri Koi ponds and exquisite bluff views overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A short ride over to one of the best surfing spots in North County called Swami's. We descend the long spiral stairs down to the tidepools on the beach. Back in the van to cruise along Hi San Elijo Solana Beach Del Mar Carmel Valley and up the grade into Torrey Pines. At our next stop we watch the Hang Gliders and Parasailors soar off the cliffs at Torrey Pines Glider Port. Winding our way down to La Jolla Shores to watch the kayaks launch on their journey to t opt to head east to the rural countryside and the old gold mining town of Julian
From $549.00

Cabrillo National Monument Tips (46)

The view is awesome!

Not know by many tourists, due to the unbelievable amount of things to see and do in San Diego, but it is awe inspiring to see the view from the old Point Loma Lighthouse parking area. The entire city...
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travelgourmet
Jul 30, 2014

Cabrillo Point Monument Statue

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition to explore what is now the west coast of the United States. Cabrillo departed from the port of Navidad, Mexico, on June 27, 1542. Three months...
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Yaqui
Jul 29, 2008

Cabrillo National Monument Vistor Center

Here you will find a wealth of information about the park. The books store offers many publications about the local area, plant life, wild life, and the military history that still abounds here. There...
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Yaqui
Oct 11, 2008

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The Cabrillo National Monument commemorates the exploration of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo to California. The park is open for day use only (9am - 5:15pm) and charges an entrance fee of $5.00 per car for...
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Phalaenopsis03
Apr 04, 2006

The explorer of California

The Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition to land on the west coast of America and discovered Point Loma peninsula in 1542. Atop Point Loma stand the star...
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csordila
Mar 07, 2009

Cabrillo National Monument

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to set foot on the west coast of the United States, 50 years after Christopher Columbus landed in the US. He sailed north from Mexico with three ships,...
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Dabs
May 04, 2008

Cabrillo National Monument tide pools

The tide pools at Cabrillo National Monument were a bit of a disappointment for me, I had really wanted to see the tide pools so I looked up to see when low tide was and headed over for the afternoon...
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Dabs
May 04, 2008

Cabrillo National Monument

The view from this monument is one of the best in San Diego. The monument is named after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo who stumbled upon San Diego Bay in 1542. Aside from the statue commemorating Cabrillo,...
arasnosliw
Jan 15, 2005

Panoramic Views and San Diego History

Cabrillo National Monument, located at the tip of Point Loma, is a great place to get panoramic views of much of San Diego County and into Tijuana, Mexico. The monument is at the top of a hill and on...
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pacific_sol
Sep 30, 2009

Whale Watching

Each winter (late December through mid-February), Pacific Gray Whales pass through Point Loma on their annual 12,000 mile migration. So if you love to whale-watch, the best spot for you to view the...
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Phalaenopsis03
May 29, 2006

Cabrillo National Monument

Named after Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to explore California, sailing under the flag of Spain. Cabrilllo, is believe to have been born in Portugal,he took part in the exploration of...
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anagrettel
May 03, 2007

Vistas baby!

Point Cabrillo has a museum about the San Diego's Spanish history as well as a lighthouse, but if you ask me, the view's the thing here. Perched at the top of a hill, you can see downtown, Coronado,...
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garridogal
Oct 04, 2013
 
 
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Things to Do Near Cabrillo National Monument

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Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

This area has been a burial ground since before 1847. It became a post cemetery in the 1860s, and a national cemetery in 1934. Most of the people who fell at San Pasqual in 1846 and the victims on the...
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Point Loma

I always do something to honor our vets on Veterans day. This year I went to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. There were no ceremonies or anything when I was there just families. Fort Rosecrants is...
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Seaport Village

We were lucky that Seaport Village was a free shuttle ride or a short walk from our hotel! It was a great place to eat and wander with our 3.5 year old! Felt safe and friendly as it is definitely a...
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U.S.S. Midway

This is listed as one of the VERY Top things to do in town. On some lists it's #1. We were in town for 4 full days and this was the only thing he asked to do and he really enjoyed it. Personally I'm...
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SD Convention Center

San Diego Convention Center, steps away from Gaslamp Quarter, is a huge downtown venue beloved by a great variety of visitors every year. Usually attended by business types, the center is great for...
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Museum of Contemporary Art

Located at 700 Prospect Street, right near La Jolla Cove, this museum and a distinctive shipwreck sculpture that makes is hard to miss. This is one of two contemporary art museum locations, the newer...
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Getting to Cabrillo National Monument

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 17:00

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