Cabrillo National Monument

November 15, 2017
Category: San Diego Attractions

When visiting San Diego, there are many attractions to choose from, and Cabrillo National Monument should be added to your list to take in fantastic views and get a deeper understanding of the rich history of San Diego.

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument is a significant part of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California. The park and monument commemorate the landing of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay and is located towards the southern end. Cabrillo National Monument was selected as a California Historical Landmark in 1932 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. There is an annual Cabrillo Festival Open House where visitors can see Portuguese and Mexican singing and dancing, take in activities for children, and visit booths that serve a wide variety of delicious foods. After undergoing a major renovation and expansion, the monument currently covers 140 acres of land.

From this historic San Diego Park, you can take in views of San Diego’s harbor, Coronado Island, and The Naval Air Station; as well as a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean, and Tijuana in the distance. The Park consists of warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Cabrillo National Monument also features a diverse oceanic ecosystem.

There is a visitor center, where visitors can buy souvenirs and learn more about The Park’s history. You can plan your trip to the parks annual events like whale watching weekends in January, open tower day in November, or Founder’s Day in August. Tours of the monument can also be arranged. Learn more about Cabrillo National Monument by visiting:

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Hotel Aqua Mar is situated right off of North Harbor Drive, in The Point Loma neighborhood. Keeping you close to popular attractions, such as San Diego beaches, The Zoo, parks and of course the Cabrillo National Monument. Our well-appointed rooms offer comfortable modern decor and signature amenities. For the best rates book directly at