Port Loma Lighthouse
Part of the National Park Service, Cabrillo National Monument and Point Loma Lighthouse offer a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city of San Diego and far beyond. Erected in honor of Captain Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot on the west coast, the site includes the original lighthouse site. The lighthouse was replaced in 1891 by the one that steers vessels away from shore. Tide pools delight young and old, history buffs enjoy the museum, and hiking enthusiasts are challenged by the trails.