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Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition to explore what is now the west coast of the United States. Cabrillo departed from the port of Navidad, Mexico, on June 27, 1542. Three months later he arrived at "a very good enclosed port." That port is known today as San Diego bay. Historians believe he anchored his flagship, the San Salvador, on Point Loma's east shore near Cabrillo National Monument. Cabrillo later died during the expedition, but his crew pushed on, possibly as far north as Oregon, before thrashing winter storms forced them to back to Mexico.

This area offers some wonderful breath taking views. It was really neat to visit it again and taking in the wonderful beautiful day. Gosh, we love the ocean. The boys had a great time!

Daily: 9:00 - 5:15. Open until 6:15 p.m. during the summer, July 4 through Labor Day. Winter and spring are especially good times to visit the park.

Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
Directions: Follow State Highway 209 south, from Interstate Highways I-5 or I-8, to the tip of Point Loma.
Phone: (619) 557-5450
Website: http://www.nps.gov/cabr/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 20, 2011
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