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“San Diego History and Awesome Views”

Old Point Loma Lighthouse
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US$99.00*
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Ranked #29 of 461 things to do in San Diego
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I enjoyed visiting this old lighthouse, learning the history of it, and enjoying the views from high up on Point Loma. In addition, there are remnants WWII fortifications and a very interesting exhibit explaining the importance of Point Loma in WWII. This is part of the Cabrillo National Park(also excellent) and I made a separate trip to just see the lighthouse.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Outstanding way to spend a few hours learning about San Diego's lighthouse history. This is a low key attraction with outstanding instructional opportunities and remarkable views of the harbor, the city, the airport and the naval facility. A little bit of climbing but very interesting information regarding the early activity surrounding San Diego's harbor. The views were incredible- a great way to spend a couple hours or the better part of a day.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Great views of San Diego, Halsey Field and the ocean. Lots of history of the area from the founding of San Diego to modern times.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Great place to take children and let them enjoy the outdoors. Lovely walking trails. Part of the Cabrillo Monument Park.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This area is especially suited for people who can walk easily on steep trails and paths. However, the view from just the light house and the overlooks it well worth the drive and these areas are easily accessed and even for handicap. Free parking and visitors center. From there one can drive down to the lower parking lots where you can climb the Clift areas and get into the tide pools on low tide. Fabulous views of downtown San Diego, Coronado Island, the bay and of course the Pacific Ocean. Don't miss this. We spent several hours walking around and packed a picnic lunch as there is no food available in the area.

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