Two San Diego Tourists Spots for $5
Today we hit up two San Diego tourists spots for $5.
1. LA JOLLA COVE-FREE
I could spend all day, every day watching these cuties. Hightail it to La Jolla (maybe 10 minutes from San Diego) to hang out with the seals and sea lions while scoping out the cute boutiques and schmancy restaurants nearby.
If you're lucky, you may even spot a whale like we did today!
(Tourist Tip: They'll know you're from out of town if you say "La JOLL-A" or "La HOLLA."
(there goes the saying "Don't spend it all in one place")
After our jaunt to the cove we ventured to the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula to see the Cabrillo National Monument. The $5 entry fee will last you a week (as long as you keep the receipt) and is worth every penny for the scenic views and the history lesson.
If you've never heard of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo (don't worry, I hadn't either) he was the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States in 1542. Although the original point is unknown, it is believed that he landed on the small "finger" of land sticking out just in front of the sign in the photo above.
We went right at sundown so we didn't have a lot of time before the park closed, but there was a lot to see and explore including the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
The panoramic views are breathtaking as the park overlooks Coronado, the city of San Diego, multiple military bases and even provides a glimpse of various mountains in SoCal.
Also when you're heading towards the national park, you'll pass by Fort Rosecrans National Cemetary, a navy barracks and more than likely you'll see numerous runners and cyclists out taking advantage of this gorgeous area.
For some reason something about this spot just makes you proud to be an American and to live in this beautiful country.
Well, there you have it folks. Two ways to explore America's Finest City without putting your wallet on a diet.