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Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church, La Jolla
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Bike, admire views, or delve into history at Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church. 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 Presbyterian Church at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Diego trip builder.
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  • Got to go on Veterans Day and they were having a ceremony honoring Ted Williams. Impressive monument to our veterans 
  • You drive up a steep, windy hill but the prize at the end - simply breathtaking. Go on a clear, sunny day. This is a stop if you take the Trolly Beach tour. 360 degree view of San Diego. 
  • Great panoramic views. We had to walk a bit and park outside the park but it was worth it. Very good views. 
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  • 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.