At night, especially during Veterans'Day, I was shocked that there were no lights on the cross. A 75-watt LED light bulb can do this, because the departure and traffic of the I-5 aircraft will have a fantastic scene and add a positive reaction to the military community. My uncle's father is now 87 years old, and a Korean War veteran, like me, has made the same comment on the lamp.
Mount Soledad is one of the most amazing places in San Diego to see a sunset. And, it's incredible views over the entire region can only be beaten in an airplane. The large cross has been a source of controversy for years as Freedom of Religion advocates tried to get it removed, due to it being public land. The resolution of this was to make it a national war memorial. You will find a tribute wall here to many of the nations military heroes.
Mount Soledad is easily recognizable by its giant Holy Cross overlooking La Jolla. It's a beautiful memorial to those that served in the Korean War, and the vantage point offers some amazing views of San Diego. There's no admission charge and adequate parking, so a visit up here ought to be considered.
One of the best places to get a view of San Diego. There are parking places at the top and more parking at the bottom so it'll be quite a walk. No restrooms available but maybe one or two porto pottys. Best to go on a clear day so you can see the coastline and city.
The actual war cemetery. Commemoration of San Diego's birth or related war dead. The central area is a huge, monumental cross, surrounded by rings of cemeteries with small monuments. Nevertheless, I can't see any heavy feeling, but rather like a memorial hall. The life of the deceased can be known from the words on the small monument. The environment itself is very good. The view around is very well maintained, and it's easy to see downtown San Diego, UCSD and the distant Bay of Mishen and the Pacific Ocean. It looks like this place is the highest point in San Diego. It's a great place. It has to be said that Americans have a much better attitude towards war heroes than at home. They really treat them as heroes to maintain, rather than just looking for a desolate place to make a cemetery that nobody goes to. However, because the city is far from the city of San Diego and there is no bus to reach, it is not recommended if there is no car or lack of time.
I truly love San Diego but I definately wouldn't miss driving up to the top of this for a beyond spectacular view from the top.
A San Diego landmark and beautiful vista point of our whole city! :) It's been a favorite place of mine since childhood.
Another place to take your favorite veteran. It's very special, and the views of LaJolla are amazing.
Beautiful tribute to the fallen and beautiful views of La Jolla.