Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, La Jolla

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Bike, admire views, or delve into history at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. 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. To visit Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and get the most from your holiday in San Diego, create itinerary details personal to you using our San Diego online tour planner .
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  • This Veterans Memorial is something not to be missed. It is a reminder of those who gave all for their country. We found an Illinois family whose 13 children served. The histories are heart warming an...  more »
  • The mountain topped by a huge cross of the Veteran's memorial provides panoramic 360 views for miles. Do go up for a bird's eye view of the entire city. Absolutely not worth missing.  more »
  • My dad fought in WW2. He was Jewish. The cross at a "national" memorial is wrong. Very wrong. This is not what our country is about.  more »
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  • On clear days, you can see for miles. You get great views of San Diego. Best of all though is that our military is honored for their time, love of country, and their sacrifices. It's a peaceful place to hang out and watch as the sun sets on our beautiful pacific ocean. It's definitely a must for locals and tourists.
  • While I'm sure a lot of people go here for the views, and the views are outstanding, the memorial is really well done. There is a lot of interesting and impressive information on these service men and women. If you start feeling like your national pride is wavering or feel like your problems are getting too big, this place should put things back in perspective.
  • Such a beautiful memorial! They keep the grounds well cleaned and the veteran's plaques well polished. Such a meaningful place for so many!
  • The memorial was special and visible. Parking was not well marked. And, the visitors with special needs would be limited to their access. But a great monument and view.
  • Great scenic view of downtown la jolla and at the top of the cross you may be able to see most of San Diego on a clear day. Great place for a post card picture.

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