Point Loma
Historic Walking AreasGeologic Formations
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Michael Bethel, Jr
    San Diego, California41 contributions
    Point Loma a experience.
    Point Loma is not a place to take a vacation to (unless you have family there). The traffic is horrible, but has some nice things to do, and Point Loma has some inappropriate businesses. In all Point Loma can use some work, but has some great stuff also.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Kenneth F
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom201 contributions
    Spectacular!
    I enjoyed a fantastic couple of hours here and would have stayed far longer if there had been dining options other than a vending machine with snacks in it. Choose a clear day and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of San Diego and the surrounding areas. There is so much to see and do here along with a very informative visitor centre with helpful and knowledgeable staff. My chances of visiting here again are minimal but if I was in the area I would, without hesitation, head for this iconic place that sits high on my list of favourite venues in the whole of the USA. I just wish there was a restaurant here.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Steve K
    Hyde Park, New York72 contributions
    One of the "must do"s of San Diego
    Beautiful views of San Diego bay and downtown San Diego, along with views of the Pacific. The museum is also a nice place to learn about the history of San Diego. You can also drive down to the shoreline to explore tide pools.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • VegEcoFriendly
    40 contributions
    Must do, great views of the sea and San Diego skyline
    Great places to see fantastic views of the sea and San Diego skyline. $20 parking. Parking plentiful. You can walk up the old lighthouse. Very interesting. New light house is not accessible. There are tide pools near the new lighthouse but we didn’t see any sea life there. Can spend upto 2 hours here.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 November 2023
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VegEcoFriendly
40 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Great places to see fantastic views of the sea and San Diego skyline. $20 parking. Parking plentiful. You can walk up the old lighthouse. Very interesting. New light house is not accessible. There are tide pools near the new lighthouse but we didn’t see any sea life there.
Can spend upto 2 hours here.
Written 23 November 2023
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Joni M
Gilbert, AZ7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
November is beautiful there, many places to see nearby. Must see Shelter Island, Liberty Station and more.
Written 20 November 2023
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Franklin2019
6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Terrific views of San Diego. We went to the lighthouse as well as Cabrillo monument and the tidal pool.
Written 15 October 2023
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Explorer801291
8 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Terrible unless you’re driving in. We were visiting and staying downtown so Uber everywhere. If you’re not driving in, I would not go. You get it at the top of the mountain and have to walk down along 2 Lane Rd. to get down to either of the trails. No bike or walking lane, dangerous honestly, and just car exhaust all the way down. They know it and they’re working on a trail that you can take down, but until then it’s not worth it if you’re walking the whole experience.
Written 12 June 2023
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Curtis S
Kingsport, TN2,631 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Recommended by our waiter one night, we really enjoyed this place. not only is it scenic, there's a fair amount of history as well. it is a federal National park, so your Park membership if you have one works here. your kids will enjoy the outdoors, and there are clean bathrooms and plenty to see. recommended
Written 12 June 2023
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Steve K
Hyde Park, NY72 contributions
Mar 2023
Beautiful views of San Diego bay and downtown San Diego, along with views of the Pacific. The museum is also a nice place to learn about the history of San Diego. You can also drive down to the shoreline to explore tide pools.
Written 20 May 2023
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Wheat K
Midland, GA3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
The views from this vista are incredible—San Diego Bay, North Island, Downtown San Diego, and the mountains are amazing!
Written 14 April 2023
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Kenneth F
Huddersfield, UK201 contributions
Mar 2023
I enjoyed a fantastic couple of hours here and would have stayed far longer if there had been dining options other than a vending machine with snacks in it. Choose a clear day and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of San Diego and the surrounding areas. There is so much to see and do here along with a very informative visitor centre with helpful and knowledgeable staff. My chances of visiting here again are minimal but if I was in the area I would, without hesitation, head for this iconic place that sits high on my list of favourite venues in the whole of the USA. I just wish there was a restaurant here.
Written 26 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michael Bethel, Jr
San Diego, CA41 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Point Loma is not a place to take a vacation to (unless you have family there). The traffic is horrible, but has some nice things to do, and Point Loma has some inappropriate businesses. In all Point Loma can use some work, but has some great stuff also.
Written 10 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kerian1
Whitehorse, Canada113 contributions
Jan 2023
We thought this would be a hour tops kind of tour, but there was so much to see! The views are amazing, the statue of Cabrillo was very cool, the lighthouse was definitely one of the highlights, seeing as we were actually able to go in and up! My daughter loved that! And seeing the tide pools is a must! What a cool walk! I highly recommend this!
Written 16 January 2023
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