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Cabrillo National Monument

National Park and Historic Site
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  • The sunsets at Cabrillo National Monument is a can't miss
  • DeeAnne S.
    "way to Mexico"(6 Tips)
    steve m.
    "Nice place for a morning hike with beautiful views of San Diego Bay."(44 Tips)
    Jeanne D.
    "My Happy Place!!! Bayside Trail is beautiful!!!"(3 Tips)
    Pelin G.
    "Great view of the city and Coronado island"(3 Tips)
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  • Dorothy Kucich J.
    Everything here is wonderful! You could spend your whole day walking around, exploring & taking photos.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerApril 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Great views of the bay from here. Best part is your pass is good for almost a week.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew COctober 28, 2016
    Quite a view from here. Is it worth $10? Maybe not.
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelSeptember 21, 2016
    Great view of the city and Coronado island
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki VongnavanhSeptember 16, 2016
    You can see San Diego here. The perfect view to take photos and watch. Love the whole scenery and place.
  • Alfred A.
    Alfred AvilaAugust 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Such a lovely view of the coastline and city!!! The tide pools are always fun too!
  • Bradford R.
    Bradford RileyJuly 25, 2016
    Beautiful views of the ocean and city. Tide pools are a great place to interact with some wildlife.
  • Jeanne D.
    Jeanne DeBuysMarch 4, 2016
    My Happy Place!!! Bayside Trail is beautiful!!!
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickJanuary 23, 2016
    Gorgeous park and hidden gem
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithJanuary 22, 2016
    Check out the tide pools. Views are amazing!
  • Hamad A.
    Hamad AlHosaniJanuary 21, 2016
    Very nice view, worth it
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GuzmanJanuary 18, 2016
    Views from San Diego downtown to the mountains all the way to Tijuana, Mexico. Military ID will get your family in for free.
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengJanuary 13, 2016
    Great view. I've been here a lot and it's a bit different every time. Tide pools are cool
  • billy o.
    billy oDecember 18, 2015
    Great trails, best views of San Diego, the bay, Coronado, and Mexico!
  • Keith K.
    Keith KaplanJuly 4, 2015
    The 2 mile hike is worth it and has beautiful views of San Diego!
  • David C.
    David CianiJune 16, 2015
    Great views of San Diego and the Bay. On a clear day you can see the Coronado Islands. If your lucky you may even see a big Navy ship entering or leaving the harbor.
  • Dave E.
    Dave EricksonMay 19, 2015
    The cityscape view in the evening is unparalleled!
  • Josh W.
    Josh WoodFebruary 28, 2015
    Amazing scenic views of San Diego bay. A submarine came into base while we were here.
  • Erin R.
    Erin RichardsDecember 29, 2014
    Your phone may think you're roaming in Mexico.
  • Alfa S.
    Alfa SantosNovember 30, 2014
    Wear warm clothes, it's always windy here. Always.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerOctober 5, 2014
    Active military gets in free
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerOctober 5, 2014
    Incredible scenic views ☀️
  • Donna U.
    Donna UrbanOctober 4, 2014
    Very beautiful and interesting
  • Alex W.
    Alex WAugust 30, 2014
    Breathtaking views of the bay, downtown SD and sunset cliffs
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanAugust 14, 2014
    The statue itself is nice, but not nearly as imposing as the view.
  • Michael A.
    Michael AndersonAugust 10, 2014
    Walk out past the old lighthouse to the scenic viewpoints where you can see lots of ships and (if you're lucky) whales
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Pretty place to see all of San Diego
  • Darla M.
    Darla MillsJune 28, 2014
    A must see when in San Diego. Stop by the tide pools.
  • Yemisi A.
    Yemisi AdejumoApril 26, 2014
    Was picturesque!
  • Andressa A.
    Andressa AmaralFebruary 5, 2014
    Take a lot of photos! :)
  • Allison M.
    Allison MadwatkinsJanuary 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Drive to the next parking lot passed the tidal pools for a really beautiful spot where you can sit on the cliffs over the water
  • K.K. S.
    K.K. S.S.December 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Posted fees.
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzDecember 17, 2013
    Dramatic views in 360 degrees.
  • madhusudhan s.
    madhusudhan sreedharOctober 27, 2013
    amazing view of the city and the ocean
  • Lori H.
    Lori HilbinkOctober 8, 2013
    Don't go during government shut down. It was closed! Seriously bummed we missed it.
  • Nikky B.
    Nikky BrighamSeptember 30, 2013
    Beautiful view of all of San Diego!
  • Anesia O.
    Anesia O.August 21, 2013
    Do not wear a dress! (****its windy!****)
  • Justin S.
    Justin ShoemakerAugust 19, 2013
    Great views! Definite must see.
  • Rodrigo B.
    Rodrigo BadinAugust 10, 2013
    Even on a sunny day, temperatures here can be cool, so bring a jacket; and pack a lunch -- the site has great picnicking spots but no food facilities. You should plan on a minimum of 90 minutes here.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DuckwitzJune 10, 2013
    If you do one thing in San Diego, come here, closes at 5pm
  • WhiteDino ..
    WhiteDino .ComMay 18, 2013
    Fee is worth the view! Amazing views and great breeze! #whitedino
  • Randy B.
    Randy BrownApril 12, 2013
    Some awesome views on a clear day - so put your iPhone 4s or 5 in panoramic mode and have fun.
  • uoǝן W.
    uoǝן WongJanuary 14, 2013
    Make sure you get to the tide pools before 3 to be safe. The sign says 4:30, but the Rangers can be very unfriendly and close the gate early.
  • San Diego Reader
    San Diego ReaderOctober 17, 2012
    Take the Bayside Trail for views that stretch into Mexico and out to the Cuyamaca Mountains, plus up-close viewing of pit-stopping migratory birds. Read more
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaOctober 1, 2012
    Take the drive up to the point. Great view of Mission Bay. Look to your right and you can see Mexico.
  • Monica B.
    Monica BaliJune 18, 2012
    Best $5 you will ever spend. Tide pools, lighthouse, hiking, beautiful views & a lot of history.
  • . N.
    . NaystattMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent view and great history
  • Desiree M.
    Desiree M.May 12, 2012
    Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106
  • Gail S.
    Gail StewartApril 8, 2012
    Sunrise service Easter Sunday is fantastic up here!!!!
  • Kathryn G.
    Kathryn GApril 3, 2012
    You can rent a pair of binoculars for free from the information center. Just leave your drivers license with them.
  • Tiana P.
    Tiana PattersonMarch 13, 2012
    Gorgeous views!!!
  • Arthur M.
    Arthur MitchellMarch 3, 2012
    The lighthouse is one of the iconic symbol of San Diego. The view is awesome. The monument includes old parts of Fort Rosecrans an Army installation built in 1898.
    Upvoted Apr 2
  • Softub
    SoftubFebruary 29, 2012
    Trails, unspoiled beaches, and museums makes it a perfect Sunday outing. The ocean view alone is worth the trip.
  • Annullo
    AnnulloFebruary 27, 2012
    Join Moment Cycle Sport Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6:30am for a ride out to Cabrillo! All levels are welcome.
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.February 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't miss the military wartime defenses exhibit next to the first parking area you come to after entering the monument. Well done.
  • La Jolla Blue Book
    La Jolla Blue BookFebruary 10, 2012
    To get the best view hike the Bayside Trail, a hilly two-mile trek that winds through the coastal chaparral zone. Get the park pamphlet describing the trail, plants, animals & birds common to the area Read more
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MartinJanuary 13, 2012
    Beautiful Landmark
  • Terry B.
    Terry B.December 2, 2011
    Buy an annual pass for only $15. Otherwise it's $5 each tome.
  • Leeanne
    LeeanneSeptember 23, 2011
    If you have guests visiting from out of town, take them here. Stunning views, lots of history.
  • Kate H.
    Kate HuppmannSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Greatest views around!
  • Frank M.
    Frank MartinezAugust 18, 2011
    Throw a beer in your saddlebag and ride on in.
  • La Jolla Blue Book
    La Jolla Blue BookApril 20, 2011
    Visit the tidepools during low tide and hike up to the lighthouse turned monument. Best $5 you will ever spend!
  • Christine S.
    Christine SantosMarch 18, 2011
    Entrance fee is $5
  • Myk O.
    Myk OLearyJanuary 1, 2011
    Call ahead for the best low tide day of the week.
  • Amy H.
    Amy HOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    the national parks passes get you in for free
  • Stefano L.
    Stefano LassiniOctober 3, 2010
    A wonderful oasis of peace just across from San Diego harbor. A trip to the tide pools is a must!
  • Nam
    NamAugust 21, 2010
    Your entrance ticket is good for 7 days!
  • DeeAnne S.
    DeeAnne SnyderJune 10, 2010
    San Diego's only National Park, a few short minutes from downtown San Diego. Fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego, all the way to Mexico, a historic Light House,fun tide pools, and great hi
  • steve m.
    steve medinaMay 13, 2010
    Nice place for a morning hike with beautiful views of San Diego Bay.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 20, 2010
    This overlooks the spot where European explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped ashore in 1542 naming the bay San Miguel; explorer Sebastian Vizcaino changed the name to San Diego in 1602.
  • Stephanie G.
    Stephanie GarciaApril 16, 2010
    Lighthouse & Hiking :] Read more
  • Shesten M.
    Shesten MelderApril 5, 2010
    Wanna go back to the visitor's center. Read more
  • Kat F.
    Kat FerriseMarch 18, 2010
    Has a gorgeous view of the harbor, downtown, and Coronado Island. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE TIDE POOLS. That's the best part.
  • F F.
    F FJanuary 16
    Ожидал бОльшего
  • josephine k.
    josephine kimJanuary 24, 2016
    차량 한대당 입장료 10$ 한 사람은 5$ 이므로 차량 만차로 오는게 저렴. 등대 공원 카브릴로 기념 공원을 산책하며 오션과 다운타운 가운데서 양쪽으로 동시 감상이 가능한 가 있어요
  • Renata M.
    Renata MoralesSeptember 23, 2015
    Vista incrível! Da pra ver toda San Diego e até um pedacinho do México.
  • A.Erdem
    A.ErdemJune 23, 2013
    Çok güzel okyanus ve şehir görüntüsü
  • A.Erdem
    A.ErdemJune 23, 2013
    Harika okyanus ve san diego manzarası
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