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Memorial Location:

Soledad Natural Park

6905 La Jolla Scenic Drive at Via Capri
La Jolla, CA 92037

Gates Open: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Daily
Always Free Admission


The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is one of the most visited spots in San Diego County. Tour buses regularly bring groups to the site, and bicyclists in colorful garb proudly tackle the mountain climb.

The Memorial is readily accessible – the walls are open to all to tour; there is no fenced entrance. Visitors are invited to walk along the 11 walls and view the individual veterans plaques and climb the brick steps up to the cross for one of the city’s most magnificent views.

There are a few parking spaces surrounding the Memorial and portable restroom facilities are located adjacent to the Memorial. A large parking lot is located a five-minute walk below the Memorial. Lawn areas surround the Memorial, providing a nice spot for picnic lunches. The Memorial features 360-degree panoramic views encompassing the Pacific Ocean to the west, the coastal cities to the north, the mountains to the east and Downtown San Diego and beyond to the south.