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The City of San Marcos, CA

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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 Burger King, Big Apple Bagels, 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 Weather

Current Weather in San Marcos
In the month of October, San Marcos experiences an average high temperature of 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in October are usually about 55 degrees with an average rainfall of 0.44 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.


                                                                                    
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San Marcos, California Attractions

3 Par At Four Points San Diego California
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3 Par at Four Points  - San Diego,
The 3 Par at Four Points is a 9 hole resort golf course in San Diego County California. Built in 1998, this San Diego course is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 858-277-8888. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.

 


Address: 8110 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123
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Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum  - Vista,
The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum is a living-history museum founded in 1969 located on 55 acres of county-owned land on the outskirts of Vista, California. The Museum is a non-profit 501c(3) organization. It is located at 2040 N Santa Fe Ave. in Vista, . It is run on a nearly all-volunteer basis, along with two museum employees.
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club Mission Viejo California
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Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club  - Mission Viejo,
The Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in Orange County California. Built in 2004, this Mission Viejo course designed by Casey O'Callahan & Tom lehman is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 949-305-5100. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 26772 Avery Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Aviara Golf Club Carlsbad California
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Aviara Golf Club  - Carlsbad,
The Aviara Golf Club is an 18 hole resort golf course in San Diego County California. Built in 1991, this Carlsbad course designed by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 6 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 760-603-6900. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 7447 Batiquitos Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Balboa Park Gardens California
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Balboa Park Gardens  - , Balboa Park,
Balboa Park Gardens are areas of Balboa Park in San Diego, California.

 

 

 

Barona Creek Golf Club Lakeside California
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Barona Creek Golf Club  - Lakeside,
The Barona Creek Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in San Diego County California. Built in 2001, this Lakeside course designed by Todd Eckenrode - Gary Roger Baird Design Internati is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 619-387-7018. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 1000 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040
Belmont Park San Diego California
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Belmont Park  - San Diego,
Belmont Park is a historic oceanfront amusement park that is situated in the Mission Bay area of San Diego, California. The park was developed by sugar magnate John D. Spreckels and opened on July 4, 1925 as the Mission Beach Amusement Center. In addition to providing recreation and amusement it also was intended as a way to help Spreckels sell land in Mission Beach. that can be found on the beach, it attracts millions of people each year.
Birch Aquarium San Diego California
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Birch Aquarium  - San Diego,
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, . Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium at Scripps has an annual attendance of more than 410,000, including more than 54,000 school children, and features more than 5,000 animals representing 380 species. The hilltop site provides spectacular views of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and the Pacific Ocean.
Blacks Beach California
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Black's Beach  - , Black's Beach,
Black's Beach is a secluded section of beach beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, San Diego, California. It is officially part of Torrey Pines State Beach. The northern portion of Black's Beach is owned and managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, while the southern portion of the beach, officially known as Torrey Pines City Beach, is jointly owned by the city of San Diego and the state park, but is managed by the city of San Diego, .
Bonita Golf Club California
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Bonita Golf Club  - Bonita,
The Bonita Golf Club is an 18 hole public golf course in San Diego County California. Built in 1980, this Bonita course designed by William F. Bell is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 619-267-1103. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 5540 Sweetwater Rd, Bonita, CA 91902
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San Marcos, California Hotels

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Ramada Limited San Marcos
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Ramada Limited San Marcos
517 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92069

 

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Residence Inn By Marriott San Diego North San Marcos
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Residence Inn By Marriott San Diego North San Marcos
1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92069

 

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Hampton Inn San Marcos
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Hampton Inn San Marcos
123 E Carmel St
San Marcos, CA 92078

 

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La Quinta Inn San Diego Vista
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La Quinta Inn San Diego Vista
630 Sycamore Ave
Vista, CA 92083

 

Golden Door Spa And Resort
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Golden Door Spa And Resort
777 Deer Springs Road
Escondido, CA 92069

 

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Casa Blanca Retreat
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Casa Blanca Retreat
3215 Vista Pacifica
Vista, CA 92084

 

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Lakehouse Resort
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Lakehouse Resort
1025 La Bonita Drive
San Marcos, CA 92078

 

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Best Western Escondido Hotel
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Best Western Escondido Hotel
1700 Seven Oakes Rd
Escondido, CA 92026

 

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Americas Best Value Inn Vista
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Americas Best Value Inn Vista
330 Mar Vista Drive
Vista, CA 92083

 

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Towneplace Suites By Marriott San Diego Vista
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Towneplace Suites By Marriott San Diego Vista
2201 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081

 

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San Marcos, California Restaurants

This is a list of San Marcos Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Bar & Grill Restaurants and Fast Foods & Carry Out. Happy Dining!

 
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Albertacos
500 West San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760)471-1226
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Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar
573 Grand Avenue
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760)593-0304
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Burger King
728 West San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760)471-1824
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Big Apple Bagels
727 West San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760)510-9190
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Boo & MEE Cafe
844 West San Marcos Boulevard Suite 108
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760)510-9307
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Bakers Square Restaurant & Pies
1650 Descanso Avenue
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760)744-9637
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Asia Buffet
100 North Rancho Santa Fe Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760)599-6648
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Bruno's Italian Restaurant
1020 West San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760)744-7700
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55 Yard Line
1020 West San Marcos Boulevard
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760)744-1960
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Aloha Deli
401 South Las Posas Road
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760)471-1225
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Tamarack Beach Resort by the Sea – Carlsbad, CA
Published December 29, 2010

Many of the suites at the Tamarack Beach Resort offer onobstructed ocean views, and the sunsets are simply breathtaking. The hotel includes a heated pool and two hot tubs.

 

La Jolla California –  A Jewel of a Town for Families
Published December 6, 2010

Only fifteen minutes from San Diego proper, La Jolla California features lovely beaches, hotels, pleasant dining spots, and a number of fun family tourist attractions.

 

San Clemente, San Onofre, San Juan Capistrano, California
Published November 8, 2010

Family friendly things to do and places to visit in San Onofre, San Celmente, and San Juan Capistrano in Southern California. Beaches, Museums, Hotels and Restaurants.

 

Sandy San Diego
Published October 7, 2010

Explore the many Hotels and Beaches to visit while vacationing in San Diego. There is a wealth of family attractions to visit including Museums, Parks, the Zoo and much more.

 

Apple Picking, Star Gazing and Pie Grazing in Southern California
Published September 18, 2010

Julian located east of San Diego in Southern California at about 4300 feet of altitude, and usually offers crisp, comfortable weather virtually year ‘round. The woods, valleys, and lakes of this region are delightful to hike and explore.

 

Family Road Trip Tips and an Excursion Through SoCal
Published August 8, 2010

Southern California family road trip from Los Angeles to San Diego. Stops include San Clemente Pier, The Fisherman's Restaurant, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Matters, Journeys to the Past, Zoomars Petting Zoo and more!

 

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