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Roadside Peek Southern California
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You've just entered the zone for Roadside Peek Southern California. Strap on that seat belt and keep all hands inside the car.


Loma Theatre
Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey

The first two sections in Roadside Peek's newly christened Roadside Peek Southern California are from the areas of San Diego. San Diego features many roadside delights, though much of the vintage landscape has been taken over by strip mall gall. See some of the locations here at Roadside Peek's Roadside Peek San Diego.



Sherman's Liquor
Photo courtesy Ralph Squillace

When you think of the Palm Springs area, do you think of Albert Frey? Or how about the Indio Drive-in Theatre? Even if other things come to mind, take a chance and check out Roadside Peek's Treasures of the Desert.



Center Chevrolet
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Much of the roadside landscape was made to cater to passing motorists and and their autos. Check out stuff related to autos at Roadside Peek's Automobile Alley Southern California.



Garden Grove Bowl
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Take a peek at the vintage ten pin alleys that still reside in Southern California. See them here at Roadside Peek's Ten Pin Alleys Southern California.




Sherman Square Rink
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

How about the skating rinks. Well, check out what's left in So Cal at Roadside Peek's Skating Rinks Southern California.



Orpheum Theatre
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Interested in checking out the old movie palaces of yesterday? Well, sneak a peek at some of Southern California's best at Roadside Peek's Grand Theatre Southern California.




Chips Coffee Shop
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Stopping through Southern California and hungry for some eats at a vintage joint? Then step up to Roadside Peek's Coffee Shops and Eateries Southern California.



Half Moon Motel
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Interested in some roadside lodging? Well, if So Cal's the place, then sneak a peek at Roadside Peek's Roadside Motels Southern California.



Van Nuys Man
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The roadside landscape is losing its character with each passing day. See what's left at Roadside Peek's Roadside Americana Southern California.



Bottle Liquor
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Check out the signage of yesteryear at Roadside Peek's Roadside Signage Southern California.





Anaheim Drive-in
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's some of the drive-in theatres of Southern California, found right here at Roadside Peek's Drive-in Theatres Southern California.



Silver Moon Motel
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Check out some of the fantastic neon of Southern California, here at Roadside Peek's Roadside Neon Southern California.



Bellflower Camera
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

See some of the old treasures of yesteryear at Roadside Peek's Retrolook Southern California.





The Donut HoleThe Donut Hole
La Puente, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Donut Hole in Industry. Where else can you not only drive-up and grab a bag of donuts, but drive through a donut to get there? Well worth a stop, even if you don't like donuts. Besides, you can always grab a cup of coffee! See this example of programmatic architecture and more at Roadside Peek's Roadside Architecture Southern California.










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