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
13 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
2Antique 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.
3Arroyo 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
4Aviara 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
5Balboa Park Gardens - , Balboa Park,
Balboa Park Gardens are areas of Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
6Barona 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
7Belmont 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.
8Birch 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.
9Black'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, .
10Bonita 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
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 Fast Foods & Carry Out. 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.