Cabrillo National Monument

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Cabrillo National Monument is at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California, United States.

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Oct 9, 2023
We had a fantastic time at the CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT, beginning at the lower level. We spent about 15 MINUTES there, on the lovely bench!! WE FOUND A DISABLED PARKING SPOT. We then drove up to… Full review by Clarence B
Sep 4, 2023
Drive into the area, pay by the car, and enjoy a couple of hours exploring. The Visitor's Center has a gift shop and staff with sweeping views of San Diego. Take a short hike up the hill to explor… Full review by Beth K
Aug 26, 2023
I love the view from Cabrillo and I would encourage you to take the time. As a native San Diegan, this has always been one of my favorite spots. Mt Soledad is another. I feel a sense of peace when… Full review by kathysY1967DU
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Opened:1949
Architectural style:Late 19th

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We are coming for a visit in September and I would love to visit. I want to see the tide pools for the first time but not sure …
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We are coming for a visit in September and I would love to visit. I want to see the tide pools for the first time but not sure how to know when low tide is? Can you tell me?
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You have to watch reports listed on web sight
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Answer by Patricia W · May 4, 2021
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What time is currently best to arrive to explore tide pools?
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You have to check the tide times. Generally best 2 hours before and 2 hours after the low tide time.
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Answer by Mary Ann J · Jul 17, 2020
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Can we picnic here?
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Outdoor areas are open but there are no picnic areas specifically. There’s plenty of outdoor space if you bring your own chairs, etc so you should be able to find somewhere …
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Outdoor areas are open but there are no picnic areas specifically. There’s plenty of outdoor space if you bring your own chairs, etc so you should be able to find somewhere that works for a picnic.
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Answer by Susan G · Jun 23, 2020
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Is this good for kids ages 2, 3 & 7? We will be visiting the week of Christmas.
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Great views and walking/hiking suitable for your children's ages. However, the steep stairs in the house adjacent to the lighthouse may not be suitable/safe for the 2 and 3 year …
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Great views and walking/hiking suitable for your children's ages. However, the steep stairs in the house adjacent to the lighthouse may not be suitable/safe for the 2 and 3 year-olds. Otherwise, it is a great place to visit!
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Are there any days that the park is closed?
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No. We are open every day of the year, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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