Various entry monuments, arches, and other signage unique to the San Diego experience
Del Mar Terrace
West of Interstate 5, Carmel Valley Road travels west as a two-lane highway along the northern edge of the Peñasquitos Lagoon through the Del Mar Terrace neighborhood. Just before reaching the ocean and Old U.S. Highway 101, Carmel Valley Road will leave the city of San Diego and enters the city of Del Mar. Photo taken 09/01/12.
Gaslamp – Downtown San Diego
The College Grove Majorette is located at the College Grove Shopping Center (at intersection of College Avenue and California 94 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway)). The majorette used to be located at the Campus drive-in theater (installed in 1948 at the theater located at 61st Street and El Cajon Boulevard) but was moved its current location (near a Kohls store) as part of the shopping center redevelopment. The majorette is seen as a logo for the College Grove neighborhood. Photo taken 06/05/11.
Pacific Beach entry monument signs are posted in two locations currently: one on westbound Grand Avenue after the Mission Bay Drive (Business Loop 5/Old U.S. 101) intersection and one on southbound Business Loop 5/Old U.S. 101, Mission Bay Drive north of the Rose Canyon Creek bridge. Photo taken 05/15/08.
This particular Pacific Beach entry sign is located on Grand Avenue west after the Figueroa Boulevard turnoff. Photo taken 05/15/08.
Pacific Beach – Crystal Pier
The Crystal Pier Hotel is located at the western end of Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Its arch gracefully extends over the entrance to the pier, which is partially privately owned and partially owned by the city of San Diego. The pier is open for public use from sunrise to sunset; visitors may stay overnight in one of the Crystal Pier Hotel’ famous cottages that sit over the beach and ocean. Photo taken 05/15/08.
A fishing sign is posted from the Beach Walk at the base of the Crystal Pier arch. Photo taken 05/15/08.
In the neighborhood of Talmadge (north of El Cajon Boulevard between 54th Street and Fairmount Avenue), a series of metal gates erected at the time the community was developed in the 1920s. These gates identify the neighborhood and are generally located mostly along the south side of Monroe Avenue or east side of 49th Street. This pictures show some samples of historic gates, including along Madison Avenue (looking west toward 49th Street) and along the south side of Monroe Avenue. Photos taken 10/08/10.
Park Boulevard passes under the University Heights Business District arch. This gateway arch is located north of El Cajon Boulevard and Normal Street in the city of San Diego. Photo taken 05/15/08.
Page Updated September 7, 2012.