San Diego is full of awe-inspiring views, from the ocean to the mountains to the bay––so whether you want to treat out-of-town guests to stunning vistas or you and the fam want to appreciate the beauty in your own backyard or find the perfect photo backdrop, we’ve got a sight for you. Click through our slideshow to feast your eyes on vantage points around the city that are nothing short of spectacular.

Cabrillo National Monument

Gaze at the beautiful San Diego skyline view from the lookout point at the Cabrillo National Monument. Little ones can watch the large ships navigate the bay, (there's a lot of activity down there)! Turn southwest to the expansive bluffs and the open ocean. Head up to explore the historic lighthouse, then hop on down and discover the Point Loma tide pools.

Read about our 4 favorite Point Loma pit stops here.

Cabrillo National Monument
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr.
San Diego, Ca
619-557-5450
Online: nps.gov/cabrillo
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $10 per car

photo: Matt Koontz via Flickr

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—Nikki Walsh