Cabrillo National Monument

National Park, Historic Site
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 222-4747
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm


  • 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.
  • Your entrance ticket is good for 7 days!
  • Has a gorgeous view of the harbor, downtown, and Coronado Island. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE TIDE POOLS. That's the best part.
  • 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.
  • Trails, unspoiled beaches, and museums makes it a perfect Sunday outing. The ocean view alone is worth the trip.
  • Visit the tidepools during low tide and hike up to the lighthouse turned monument. Best $5 you will ever spend!
  • the national parks passes get you in for free
  • Lighthouse & Hiking :]
  • Literally awesome. Awe-inspiring.
  • Great trails, best views of San Diego, the bay, Coronado, and Mexico!
  • Very beautiful and interesting
  • Was picturesque!
  • 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.
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  • Fee is worth the view! Amazing views and great breeze! #whitedino
  • Best $5 you will ever spend. Tide pools, lighthouse, hiking, beautiful views & a lot of history.
  • Call ahead for the best low tide day of the week.
  • Nice place for a morning hike with beautiful views of San Diego Bay.
  • Wanna go back to the visitor's center.

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