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Mount Soledad, La Jolla

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Bike, admire views, or delve into history at Mount Soledad. The most famous of hill's residents was Dr. Seuss (aka children's book author Theodor Seuss Geisel), whose house is at the top. Switch gears, and pay your respects to war veterans at a Korean War memorial that resides nearby. Erected in 1913, the 8.8 m (29 ft) tall concrete cross has a controversial past and faces an uncertain future. However, the 251 m (822 ft) tall hill's many roads and light traffic primarily make it a popular cycling spot. You can opt for long and gradual climb or go for a short, steep uphill sprint. Note that cycling up the hill may be tricky on a windy day, and murky weather may obstruct the views. Put Mount Soledad at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Diego trip builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • It is a place with an amazing view of San Diego Bay, but more impressive is to observe the hundreds of photographs of those soldiers who ever served their country.
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  • Recommended by our waitstaff. The view was spectacular we could see all along the coastline from our viewpoint. We did not realize it was also a military memorial. The cross atop Mount Soledad can be ...  more »
  • The trek up this mountain is easy and safe. The locals are polite but seem frustrated by the traffic. Get used to it. The Views are spectacular and the mood is quite solemn if you realize that it is a...  more »
Google
  • Good scenic location for events with lots of space, and a view of the Mt Soledad cross. If you're looking for a church service to attend, the pastor is nice and people are welcoming.