There are so many things to do in San Diego that it's easy to overlook Cabrillo National Monument when visiting the San Diego area. However, Cabrillo National Monument should be considered for a potential visit by anyone visiting the San Diego area. The views of San Diego alone make it an interesting visit.
Wikipedia describes Cabrillo National Monument, "Cabrillo National Monument is at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California, United States. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542." The photographs featured in this post were taken in March 2018.
The tidepools may have been the highlight of Cabrillo National Monument for us. When visiting the tidepools, it is helpful to plan the visit in accordance with the tides as documented in a tide calendar.
Cabrillo National Monument also offers fantastic views of the San Diego area.
Of course, there's also the monument to Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo.
Cabrillo National Monument provides vistas and experiential learning opportunities that provide variety and a nice change of scenery from the many other activities available in the San Diego area.