San Diego National Parks Overview
Cabrillo National Monument is the only San Diego National Park. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses Grant signed into existence the world's first national park. Since then, hundreds more have been established. These parks are awe inspiring natural wonders and offer endless activities. California has several of these National Parks and Monuments. Explore tide pools and lighthouses and learn about the victories and hardships of Spanish explorer, Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, the first European to discover San Diego.
TIP: The National Park Service offers FEE FREE DAYS to some parks on select weekends through the Summer. Use this link to view available dates.