Cabrillo National Monument is located on the Point Loma Peninsula. Travelers will need to access the park from the north on Catalina Boulevard/Cabrillo Memorial Drive. Heading south visitors will go through the Navy gate to the end of the road which takes you to the park.
From downtown San Diego, take Harbor Drive past the airport, turn left on Rosecrans Street, turn right on Canon Street, and left onto Catalina Boulevard which becomes Cabrillo Memorial Drive.
If you are travelling on Interstate 5 from the south take the Hawthorne Street/Airport Exit, stay to the left to go under the freeway. towards the bay, and turn right on Harbor Drive. Travel past the airport, left on Rosecrans Street, right on Cannon Street, and left onto Catalina Boulevard/Cabrillo Memorial Drive.
If travelling on Interstate 5 from the north, take the Rosencrans/Highway 209 exit, follow Rosecrans Street to Point Loma, turn right on Canon Street, and left on Catalina Boulevard, follow the road to the end where Cabrillo National Monument is located.
From Interstate 8 westbound, take the Rosecrans/Highway 209 exit, travel to Point Loma on Rosecrans Street to Cannon Street, turn right, and then left onto Catalina Boulevard.
All roads are paved, however traffic can be heavy during peak hours, so leave yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.