Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in San Diego

San Diego is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make San Diego one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. San Diego is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in San Diego or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of San Diego. Explore the historical monuments of San Diego with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this San Diego guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in San Diego page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of San Diego with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

    #1 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

    Tags: Historical Site, Cemetery

    Address: 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

    Timings: 08:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The Fort Rosecrans is not the kind of popular tourist site that one would normally visit. It is a solemn and important historic place for San Diego. This old cememtery has always been a part of the he...Read more

  2. Mount Soledad

    #2 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Mount Soledad

    Tags: Mountain, Memorial

    Address: 6905 La Jolla Scenic Dr S, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    There has been a cross on top of this hill since 1913. The cross you see today was built in 1954. It is a huge structure of recessed concrete. Since the late 1980s, the cross has been the subject of c...Read more

  3. Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

    #3 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

    Tags: Light House, Landmark, Walking Area, Monument

    Address: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The site commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European on the West Coast of the USA, at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. The views at the monument are incredible-the San ...Read more

  4. Mormon Battalion Historic Site

    #4 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Mormon Battalion Historic Site

    Tags: Historical Site, Military Area

    Address: 2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    The Mormon Battalion registered with the U.S. Army in July 1846. The battalion is famous as the only religious military unit in the nation's history. This visitor center explores the story of the unit...Read more

  5. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

    #5 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

    Tags: Park, Neighborhoods , Old Town

    Address: 4002 Wallace St, San Diego, CA 92110

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This guide is meant to serve as a neighborhood guide. Individual attractions in the Old Town may be covered in other attraction listings on TripHobo. Located next to what was the first European settle...Read more

  6. Old Town San Diego

    #6 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Old Town San Diego

    Tags: Architecture , Neighborhoods , Old Town

    Address: San Diego Avenue at Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Old Town of San Diego is very popular. Locals love to visit it regularly and tourists also enjoy its old-worldly charm. The old buildings and the mix of architecture are certainly quite interestin...Read more

  7. Las Americas Premium Outlets

    #7 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Las Americas Premium Outlets

    Tags: Mall, Shopping Center, Sculpture

    Address: 4211 Camino De La Plaza, San Diego, CA 92173

    Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Bargain hunters and shopholics will love the  560,000 square feet or retail space here. There are about 125 stores altogether, including factory outlets for New Balance, Nike, Banana Republic, An...Read more

  8. San Diego Air And Space Museum

    #8 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    San Diego Air And Space Museum

    Tags: War Memorial, Specialty Museum

    Address: 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Located inside the historic Ford building, this is one of the largest Aviation museums in the country. The Collection includes historic and reproductions versions of aircraft and spacecraft. If you ar...Read more

  9. University Of California

    #9 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    University Of California

    Tags: Art Gallery, Aquarium, Educational Site, Tour

    Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Even if you're not a student looking to join there is a lot to see in their beautiful and prestigious college campus. The strange architectural meld of the main buildings, leading to a title as one of...Read more

  10. Girard Avenue And Prospect Street

    #10 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Girard Avenue And Prospect Street

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Shopping Center, Streets

    Address: Prospect St & Girard Ave La Jolla, CA 92037

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    These two streets make up La Jolla's main shopping area. The variety of apparel here is immense, covering upscale brands, boutiques and chain stores. There are also many art galleries and restaurants....Read more

  11. National Salute To Bob Hope And The Military

    #11 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    National Salute To Bob Hope And The Military Image
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    Tags: Memorial, Statue, Plaza

    Address: Navy Pier, San Diego, CA 92132, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Close to the famous statue of 'Unconditional surrender' in which WWII sailer is kissing a nurse is a small and unassuming looking plaza. It is circular, closer to the corner of the Tuna Harbour Park, ...Read more

  12. Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

    #12 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Museum Of Contemporary Art San Diego

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Garden, Sculpture

    Address: 700 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego as the name suggests is a museum featuring Contemporary Art. It is located in twin locations to accommodate the huge collection that the museum boasts. La Joll...Read more

  13. Waterfront Park

    #13 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Waterfront Park

    Tags: Water Park, Play Ground, Sculpture

    Address: 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This large park surrounds the San Diego County Administration Center. It is really family friendly, with lots of picnicking spots, and sprinkler water art and splash pools where kids can enjoy getting...Read more

  14. The Homecoming Statue

    #14 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    The Homecoming Statue Image
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    Tags: Statue

    Address: Tuna Harbor Park, Tuna Ln, San Diego, CA 92101

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Joining the family of statues at Tuna Harbor Park, which includes the Sailor Kissing Nurse statue and the Bob Hope and the Military statues, is the famous Homecoming Statue. It depicts a soldier, over...Read more

  15. Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation

    #15 of 22 Historical Places in San Diego
    Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation

    Tags: Historical Site

    Address: 410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This 1850 Victorian house is the oldest in the Gaslamp Quarter. Get a brochure and take yourself through a self- guided tour of the rooms, each of which has been modelled to represent a different era ...Read more

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