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  • 1. Cabrillo National Monument

    Point Loma | Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    This 166-acre preserve marks the site of the first European visit to San Diego, made by 16th-century Spanish explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo...Read More

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  • 2. Coronado Beach

    Coronado | Beach–Sight

    This wide beach is one of San Diego's most picturesque thanks to its soft white sand and sparkly blue water. The historic Hotel Del Coronado...Read More

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  • 3. Hotel Del Coronado

    Coronado | Beach–Sight

    The Del's distinctive red-tile roofs and Victorian gingerbread architecture have served as a set for many movies, political meetings, and extravagant...Read More

  • 4. Orange Avenue

    Coronado | Neighborhood/Street

    Comprising Coronado's business district and its village-like heart, this avenue is surely one of the most charming spots in Southern California...Read More

  • 5. Coronado Ferry

    Coronado | Tour–Sight

    Fifteen-minute ferries connect two locations along the Downtown San Diego waterfront with the Coronado Ferry Landing. Boats depart on the hour...Read More

  • 6. Coronado Ferry Landing

    Coronado | Store/Shop/Mall

    This collection of shops at Ferry Landing is on a smaller scale than the Embarcadero's Seaport Village, but you do get a great view of the Downtown...Read More

  • 7. Coronado Museum of History and Art

    Coronado | Museum/Gallery

    The neoclassical First Bank of Commerce building, constructed in 1910, holds the headquarters and archives of the Coronado Historical Association...Read More

  • 8. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

    Point Loma | Cemetery

    In 1934, 8 of the 1,000 acres set aside for a military reserve in 1852 were designated as a burial site. More than 100,000 people are now interred...Read More

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  • 9. Harbor Island

    Harbor Island | Nautical Site/Lighthouse

    Restaurants and high-rise hotels dot the inner shore of this 1½-mile-long man-made peninsula adjacent to the airport. The bay's shore is lined...Read More

  • 10. Ocean Beach

    Point Loma | Beach–Sight

    This mile-long beach south of Mission Bay's channel is the place to get a slice of vintage SoCal beach culture. It's likely you'll see VW vans...Read More

  • 11. Ocean Beach Pier

    Ocean Beach | Marina/Pier/Dock

    This T-shaped pier is a popular fishing spot and home to the Ocean Beach Pier Café and a small tackle shop. Constructed in 1966, it is the longest...Read More

  • 12. Shelter Island

    Shelter Island | Marina/Pier/Dock

    This reclaimed peninsula now supports towering palms and resorts, restaurants, and side-by-side marinas. Shelter Island is the center of San...Read More

  • 13. Silver Strand State Beach

    Coronado | Beach–Sight

    This quiet beach on a narrow sand-spit allows visitors a unique opportunity to experience both the Pacific Ocean and the San Diego Bay. The...Read More

  • 14. Sunset Cliffs

    Point Loma | Beach–Sight

    As the name would suggest, this natural park near Point Loma Nazerene University is one of the best places in San Diego to watch the sunset...Read More

  • 15. Visions Art Museum

    Point Loma | Museum/Gallery

    This three-room museum pays tribute to textile artists and the quilting community with impressive fabric works on display. An on-site shop is...Read More

  • 16. Women’s Museum of California

    Point Loma | Museum/Gallery

    Dedicated to the history and advocacy of women's rights, this small museum in Liberty Station hosts monthly exhibits, educational programs,...Read More

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