Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery. Cabrillo National Monument is a very special place, home of rare plants and animals. The Bluff Event Site is a beautiful and scenic location for your wedding.