Roadside America on San Diego

Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 12:35 —by Michael Allen Smith
This item was posted in San Diego History category and has 3 Comments so far.

While planning another trip, I stumbled onto Roadside America. It’s tagline reads Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions. Of course San Diego has a few entries. Some of the highlights include:

Can you think of any other odd San Diego attractions that they missed?

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3 Responses to “Roadside America on San Diego”

  1. Bart said on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 13:13

    While not exactly San Diego, there’s a few places not too far away.

    There’s that rock tower/castle that you see on the way back from Imperial Valley on the 8E. I forget what it’s called.

    Also, on the way to Borrego Springs, when you go through the Santa Ysabel way, there’s a weird abandoned looking house just before you take the winding mountain road down. In front of this house, on the roadside, is something called Saint Maurice’s Art Gallery. It’s a small village of home made houses, figurines and vehicles in a state of array. It looks occasionally tended to, and my guess would be someone does live on the property. Very neat!

  2. ChrisN said on Thursday, July 27, 2006, 10:12

    Bart – It is the Desert View Tower. Actually, they have a page on it Desert View Tower on Roadside America.

    There used to be that cool spaceship saucer house in Hillcrest, but its gone now :(

  3. JeSais said on Thursday, July 27, 2006, 10:26

    what about the Boat houses in Encinitas…. oh, nevermind, they are listed in Roadside America online. I can say I toured one when it was for rent. Not sure I could live there, they sort of slope and sway, but not in a isn’t-this-nice-I’m-on-the-ocean sort of sway, but rather a this-doesn’t-feel-safe sort of sway…..

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