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    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Lighthouse Will Be Closed for Seismic Retrofit April 7 through May 16

    The Lighthouse is undergoing a Seismic retrofit and will be closed from April 7 - May 16. Visitors can still access the Assistant Keepers Quarters exhibit from the south door, Lighthouse Comfort Station, and Kelp Forest Overlook. Call 619-557-5450.

  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed May 19 through June 16

    The Visitor Center will be undergoing a Seismic Retrofit and will be closed. Visitors will still be able to access the Auditorium, Ballast View and the East Patio. These dates are subject to change. Please call 619 557-5450 for updated information

  • National Parks Week

    Come Join us during National Parks Week April 19-27. You can see the schedule here. More »

Nearby Attractions

Sunset view of San Diego's skyline
The beautiful city of San Diego offers a wide variety of visitor attractions.
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Cabrillo National Monument is located within the city of San Diego and is close to a number of local attractions. Click on an attraction below to learn more about it, or click here to go to the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau website to plan your trip to San Diego. Driving distances are approximate. Please note that the following list is provided only as an aid to your trip planning; it is not intended as an endorsement of any of the attractions or facilities.

ARCO/U.S. Olympic Training Center (25 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Balboa Park Museums (8 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Beach nearest to Cabrillo National Monument is Ocean Beach (4 miles from park)

Belmont Park (7 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Birch Aquarium at Scripps (15 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Chula Vista Nature Center (14 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Coronado (12 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (22 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Flower Fields (32 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Gaslamp District (8 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Knotts Soak City (22 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Legoland (34 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Maritime Museum Association of San Diego and Star of India (8 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Mission Bay (8 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Mission Trails Regional Park (17 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Old Town State Historic Park (6 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Quail Botanical Gardens (27 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Torrey Pines State Reserve (13 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (8 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

San Diego Zoo (8 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Seaport Village (9 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Sea World (7 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park (4 miles from Cabrillo National Monument. Wonderful sunsets, hiking trails, and surfing.)

Wild Animal Park (37 miles from Cabrillo National Monument)

Did You Know?

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Did you know that Cabrillo National Monument has joined with the other federal and City landowners on the Point Loma peninsula to form the Point Loma Ecological Conservation Area (PLECA)? The five agencies collaborate to manage nearly 700 acres of protected and endangered habitat.