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Point Loma, San Diego

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#3 of 20 in Historic Sites in San Diego
With stunning views, historic sights, warm beaches, and a welcoming community, Point Loma is a gem of the West Coast. This hilly peninsula covers 1,800 hectares (4,400 acres), and offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, and surfing. Explore some of the famous landmarks, such as the iconic lighthouse and the national cemetery. The Cabrillo National Monument marks the long history of the peninsula, celebrating the first European mission that landed on America’s Pacific coast. The west side houses the Sunset Cliffs, a geological formation that contains dinosaur fossils. Take care while exploring the cliffs, especially on windy days, as they might be wet and unstable. Use our San Diego vacation builder to arrange your visit to Point Loma and other attractions in San Diego.
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  • August 14, 2017
    on the one hand a grandiose view of the San Diego Bay with the skyline of San Diego...auf of the other hand steeply sloping coastline overlooking the vast expanses of the Pacific Ocean. With luck, gray whales are observed at the appropriate time of year. Necessarily drive down to the cliffs and take a short hike to the water. Also here a paradise for photographers.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Grab lunch in Ocean Beach and head down for the afternoon or bring a picnic lunch. Visitors can easily spend a few hours or more visiting the cemetery, walking around the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The cabrillo monument is a beautiful spot to learn a bit about history. You can climb the lighthouse, and see how the light works. You can see a bit of history regarding the large guns they built arou...  more »

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