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Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church, La Jolla
(4.7/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Take a free drive up to the top of Mount Soledad for a stunning view of San Diego and Pacific Ocean. I always bring my out of town guests up here for a great scenic memory. I have never paid for anyth...  more »
  • A wonderful place to view the entire landscape of CA, San Diego, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean. Easy to get to with lots of parking. Very impressive plaques honoring veterans. So interesting to find m...  more »
  • For 20+ years the courts, attorneys and millions of dollars were spent trying to tear down this monument. It is a large concrete cross that the people in San Diego refused to abandon. It sits on top o...  more »
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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.