48 wonders of the West

These national monuments and other treasures will make you fall in love with the West all over again

Picnic in Point Loma

Follow the road till it ends at a San Diego landmark. Then relax and enjoy the views

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Point Loma Seafoods Fish tacos and bayside breezes are an unbeatable combination at the fish-market restaurant. INFO: $$; 2805 Emerson St.; 619/223-1109.

Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe Stop in for pastries (try the chocolate brioche twists) or pick up sandwiches on artisanal breads for a picnic at the monument. INFO: $; closed Wed; 1110 Rosecrans St.; 619/224-4344.


Point Loma Books A well-organized collection, including a large selection of titles on Hawaii and the West, makes this one of the last of San Diego's classic used bookstores. INFO: Closed Sun-Mon; 1026 Rosecrans; 619/226-2601.


On your way to Cabrillo National Monument, explore Liberty Station (along Rosecrans St. between Lytton St. and Laning Rd.). The decommissioned station is being transformed into a residential community, an arts destination, a retail center, and more. One of San Diego's top wine merchants, Wine Steals ( $$; 2970 Truxtun Rd.; 619/221-1959) is now open at Liberty Station, and a glass of Syrah in its rustic main room is an ideal close to your Point Loma day.


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