Just north of San Diego Bay, Point Loma is a large peninsula that holds some of the county’s most beautiful landscapes. Visit this scenic destination to discover gorgeous lookout points, vibrant tide pools filled with sea creatures, fascinating exhibits on California history, the Point Loma Lighthouse, and the Cabrillo National Monument. There’s even a Point Loma beach reserved specifically for dogs and their owners. Elsewhere, explore the unique restaurants and artisanal shops at Liberty Station, and stroll around the charming harbor or catch a waterfront concert on Shelter Island. If you’re wondering what to do in Point Loma, check out our favorite picks below.
Bring a blanket and watch the sunset from these scenic cliffs. As its name suggests, this is one of the best places to view the colorful evening sky. Sunset Cliffs can be reached in just under 20 minutes from Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle Near SeaWorld.
Cabrillo National Monument
Learn about San Diego history while taking in some breathtaking views of the coast. Start by visiting the Point Loma Lighthouse, which was first put into service in 1855. Afterward, admire the statue of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to explore what is now the western coast of the United States. If you’re visiting during low tide, make sure to explore the tide pools, where you’ll discover a colorful range of sea creatures.
Explore vibrant Liberty Station, built on the site of San Diego’s former Naval Training Center. The area has become a cultural hotspot in recent years, and these days you’ll find an inviting mix of restaurants, artisanal shops, galleries, and more.
Despite the name, Shelter Island isn’t actually an island — it’s connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. Once a sandbank, the area was built up and expanded with additional land. Visit the neighborhood’s charming marina, restaurants, and parkland, all boasting spectacular views of San Diego Bay. Come at the right time and you can even catch a waterfront concert at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.