Mt. Soledad Veteran’s Memorial


Stunning.  Absolutely breathtaking.


On a clear day visitors can see the Coronado Bridge in Downtown San Diego all the way to the Torrey Pines Gliderport and all the places in between.  Views include Mission Beach, the San Diego Bay, Scripps Pier, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the Mormon Temple La Jolla, and Kayakers making their way through La Jolla Cove.

These views of the San Diego area can all be seen from a top Mt. Soledad.

003-Mt-Soledad.jpgPaying tribute to our Veterans.  Sunrise or Sunset.  Picnic or Wave Watching.  Mt. Soledad is a must see.

Mt Soledad Veteran’s Memorial
6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive South
Open from 7am to 10pm

The beautiful red brick steps lead to a platform in which a black fence surrounds a perfectly structured white cross that can be seen for miles.  005-Mt-Soledad.jpgThe path around the base is covered in Memorial Plaques of United States Military Veterans included engraved photos and names of those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom.

Throughout the hilltop are several benches for those looking for a resting spot to soak in Sunny San Diego as well as a large grassy area for those toting a picnic lunch or the night time visitors who arrive just in time to star gaze.

006-Mt-Soledad.jpgMt. Soledad is a place for tourists and locals.  It is a must see Memorial that is a short drive from downtown and close to a few beaches along the coast.  Many local bikers enjoy the scenic ride up to the top.  For those driving cars there is a good size parking lot just below the hilltop.

Go.  Take it all in.  You’ll thank me later.
– T

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