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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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  • We've been to San Diego several times but it was out first time here. This was only about 15 mins away from our hotel. Im so glad I convinced my hubby to go here. It's actually a memorial for veterans...  more »
  • A beautiful memorial to those who have served our nation. Very humbling to see pictures of all those that have served.  more »
  • Great views available as long as the marine layer isn't in. Easy parking. Memorials were moving and beautifully presented.  more »
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  • Awesome view and the drive up is pretty cool, too. Big fight over the cross went against the cross staying so the property was donated to a group to make it private property and nullify any court rulings arguing to remove the cross. Now the memorial is a very nice, nondenominational quiet a space with an awesome view v properly all many veterans by name on decent little plaques. Did I mention the view?
  • Awsome views worth the drive!
  • Beautiful view of the ocean and san diego city
  • One of the best high views of San Diego.