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San Marcos Travel Guide

San Marcos is a coastal Californian city bordered by other great places of interest such as Vistas and Carlsbad. If you're a foodie, San Marcos is the destination for you -- it's said that the city has the best food and restaurants in the whole state of California! There are also plenty of picturesque parks and open spaces to enjoy nature and have a picnic, making San Marcos a wonderful getaway spot for families. With beaches, water sports, golf courses, a wide selection of vacation rentals, and tasty cusine, what more could you need in a holiday?

Things to Do in San Marcos

One of the best things to do in San Marcos is visit Discovery Lake. This lake is great for kids and nature lovers who can explore and make the most of the amenities. Visitors can also go fishing here, have fun on the playground, or tuck into a picnic at the designated areas. If you're eager to get active, you can also explore the trails which start around Discovery Lake.

Traveling with your significant other? Take a romantic gondola ride across the waters and feel like you're in Venice. Most gondolas can fit up to four people and include music sung by the gondoliers. For an equally romantic but more adrenaline-pumping activity, climb aboard a hot air ballon to see the citys from a bird's eye view. The sights are breathtaking and ceate a truly unforgettable experience.

To explore beyond San Marcos, check out Carlsbad, an amazing seaside town with great beaches and plenty of things to do including surfing, swimming, paddle boarding, sailing, snorkeling. Visitors can also join boat rides, fishing tours, and even a biplane ride!

The beautiful white sand beaches in San Marcos are made even more special in migratory season from mid April through to November when killer whales, hunchback whales, dolphins, and blue whales are all visible. Make the most of this season with a whale-watching tour and remember to bring a fully-charged camera!

Best Places to Stay in San Marcos

The best areas to stay are in the Hill Country district and Lake San Marcos where visitors can enjoy nature as well as access to cafes and stores. There are a lot of great vacation rental properties in San Marcos, along with hotels and locally-run spots like the San Marcos River Inn. Most vacation rentals in the city are pet-friendly so you can bring your furry pal with you.

Best Time to Visit San Marcos

In San Marcos the weather is typically warm, clear, and dry, with an average temperature of 67 degrees. However, in the summer months the temperatures sit around 77 degrees. There is a heavy rainfall in February and March so if you're planning outdoor adventures, it's best to avoid this time.

June and July is most popular, as the weather is pleasant and the whale migracion season occurs.

Price and Availability in San Marcos

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The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in San Marcos tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in San Marcos tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.
The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in San Marcos is in July, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in San Marcos is in the high season in July. San Marcos has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The Weather in San Marcos

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in San Marcos. The hottest month in San Marcos is July, when temperatures peak at 103 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 34 ˚F. The wettest month in San Marcos is November with 6.01 inches of rain, while the driest month is June with 0.02 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in San Marcos

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. San Marcos has 265 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in San Marcos is just $20 a night. In general, an accommodation in San Marcos will cost you $219 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to San Marcos can pick from 157 places to stay that have WiFi. We have 37 accommodations that include a breakfast included. You can maintain your workout routine by staying at one of 20 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to San Marcos, you'll want to pick from 153 places to stay that provide parking. We have 63 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 31 pet-friendly places to stay in San Marcos, so if you're traveling with your pet you won't have any problems.

174 accommodations in San Marcos have been reviewed; 66% are rated excellent or good. 91 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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