Point Loma is a beautiful San Diego region full of history, notable sights, and pretty views. Located between Mission Bay and San Diego Bay, the peninsula is right in the heart of the city and well worth a visit during your stay in San Diego. Although you won’t find a beach in Point Loma, it's home to many other activities and attractions. If you’re wondering what to do in Point Loma, check out our favorites below.
Cabrillo National Monument
Located at the southern tip of the Point Loma peninsula, Cabrillo National Monument was built in honor of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Arriving in 1542, Cabrillo was the first European to explore the western coast of North America. Within the national park, you can discover the rich history of San Diego, explore protected tide pools, and visit the Point Loma Lighthouse, one of the original eight lighthouses on the West Coast.
One look at the view from Sunset Cliffs, and it’s easy to see how this scenic spot got its name. Drive, jog, or walk along the rugged coastline to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, and come in the evening with a blanket to witness the vibrant colors dance across the sky. Surfers will want to head down to the water to catch a few waves — though you can always watch and cheer them along from above.
Former Naval Training Center turned neighborhood town Square and arts district, Liberty Station is the heart of Point Loma. The space offers boutique shopping, popular dining, and plenty of entertainment options. Whether you’re here on a romantic retreat or a family getaway, Liberty Station holds the perfect venue.
Explore scenic Shelter Island, just outside your room at Humphreys Half Moon Inn. Technically not an island, it’s connected to Point Loma by a narrow strip of land. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or ride along the island’s walkways and bike paths, and watch the boats pass in and out of the harbor. We also recommend Shoreline Park, a small sandy spot with calm waters and firepits, as well as Shelter Island Pier, just steps from the hotel.