The City of San Marcos, CA
The city of San Marcos is located in the state of California in the County and has a population of 80,699 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to San Marcos is San Diego, approximately 9 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near San Marcos, including Big Apple Bagels, Burger King, Albertacos, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and Boo & MEE Cafe. For a larger selection of San Marcos restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby San Marcos Golf Courses, Museums, Beaches and/or Amusement Parks, including the Twin Oaks Golf Course, Lake San Marcos Resort & Executive Golf Course, Aviara Golf Club, The Fountains Executive Course at Welk Resort - San Diego and Twin Oaks. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of San Marcos please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 4 airports are located in or near San Marcos:
- Carlsbad McClellan-Palomar Airport (CLD)
- Downtown - San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN)
- Oceanside Airport (OCN)
- San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN)
San Marcos, California Climate and WeatherIn the month of December, San Marcos experiences an average high temperature of 69 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in December are usually about 42 degrees with an average rainfall of 1.78 inches. The seasonal climate varies in San Marcos with daytime temperatures averaging 88 degrees in the summer, and 69 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect San Marcos to receive an average of 2.77 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 0.1 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 112 degrees in the summer and as low as 25 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to San Marcos should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 77 degrees, and nighttime lows of 52.
San Marcos, California Attractions
1California Surf Museum - Oceanside,
The California Surf Museum is a museum located at 312 Pier View Way in Oceanside, California, dedicated to archiving and displaying surfboards, surf art, memorabilia, surfing equipment, photographs, magazines, videos, and more. The California Surf Museum's permanent time line of surfboards includes wooden boards from the early 1900s to today's modern boards. The museum has rotating exhibits and is visited by an estimated 20,000 people annually.
2Carlsbad - Carlsbad,
Carlsbad is a coastal resort city lying along the Pacific Ocean in the North County San Diego section of Southern California. Carlsbad is located 87 miles south of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, . High property values, very high median family incomes, and high education levels have made Carlsbad one of the wealthiest communities in California and in the US. A low population density, coastal location, thriving commercial sector, and an award-winning school district all contribute to the high standard of living in the area.
3Carlton Oaks Country Club - Santee,
The Carlton Oaks Country Club is an 18 hole resort golf course in San Diego County California. Built in 1950, this Santee course designed by Dye Designs International is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 5 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 619-448-8500. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 9200 Inwood Dr, Santee, CA 92071
4Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club - San Diego,
The Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club is an 18 hole public golf course in San Diego County California. Built in 1986, this San Diego course designed by Ron Fream is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 858-487-9224. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 14050 Carmel Ridge Rd, San Diego, CA 92128
5Casta del Sol Golf Course - Mission Viejo,
The Casta del Sol Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Orange County California. Built in 1974, this Mission Viejo course designed by Ted Robinson is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 949-581-0940. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 27601 Casta del Sol Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
6Centro Cultural de la Raza - , Balboa Park, , , , , , , , San Diego,
The Centro Cultural de la Raza is a non-profit organization with the specific mission to create, preserve, promote and educate about Chicano, Mexicano, Indigenousand Latino art and culture. It is located in Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
7Children's Pool Beach - , Children's Pool Beach,
A sea wall built in 1931 protects the beach from waves, making it a favorite spot for divers and swimmers. Before the sea wall was built, there was a shallow water area between a large rock and a mainland bluff called "Seal Rock Point." The sea wall was built on top of several rocks, across the channel. It is topped by a paved walkway protected by railings.
8Chula Vista Golf Course - Bonita,
The Chula Vista Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in San Diego County California. Built in 1961, this Bonita course designed by Harry Rainville is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 619-479-4141. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 4475 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902
9Colina Park Golf Course - San Diego,
The Colina Park Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in San Diego County California. Built in 1954, this San Diego course is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 619-582-4704. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 4085 52nd St, San Diego, CA 92105
10Coronado - Coronado,
Coronado, which is also referred to as Coronado Island, is an affluent city located in San Diego County, California, 5.2 miles from downtown San Diego, . Its population was 24,100 at the 2000 census. U.S. News and World Report lists Coronado as one of the most expensive places to reside in the US. Coronado lies on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a 10-mile isthmus called the Silver Strand Locals sometimes call Coronado The Island or Coronado Island, and they denote the core living and business area as The Village.
San Marcos, California Hotels
2Residence Inn By Marriott San Diego North San Marcos
1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92069
San Marcos, California Restaurants
This is a list of San Marcos Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Bar & Grill Restaurants and Pizza Restaurants. Happy Dining!
San Marcos Articles
Published September 20, 2011
These top 10 zoos on the West Coast of the US including Alaska and Hawaii are a wonderful place to learn about the fascinating animals in our world's diverse habitats.
Published August 25, 2011
A fun filled family trip to Sea World in San Diego California with our 3 year old son and 10 month old daughter.
Published August 24, 2011
Our family visit to the San Diego Zoo in California was the highlight of our trip, with exhibits like the Elephant Odyssey, Polar Rim, the Great Apes and much more
Published July 11, 2011
La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA has something for everyone and is featured by Tots and Travel as one of the top 10 family resorts on the West Coast
Published May 19, 2011
A San Diego family vacation with two young children, including a detailed review about the Days Hotel, Hotel Circle accommodations, dining, and nearby attractions.
Published February 18, 2011
Our relaxing one day family get-away to Mission Bay San Diego, including a visit to the Quail Botanical Gardens, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and much more.
Published December 29, 2010
While at the vineyards of Temecula Valley, our family visited the Leonesse Cellars and the Wilson Creak Winery and Vineyard with our children.
Published December 29, 2010
The Flower Fields of Carlsbad are 50 acres of blooming beauty on a hillside overlooking the sea. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad offer fun-filled special events and activities.
Published December 29, 2010
With so many wild animals to see in a preserved replica of their own natural habitat, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers a fascinating view of the wild life there.
Published December 29, 2010
What is so wonderful about Legoland in Carlsbad is the interactive fun-filled activities that engage children and take their imaginations to greater heights.