Destination guide

The relaxing city of Lake San Marcos awaits you

The lake and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Lake San Marcos. Revered for its restaurants, boating and shopping, this city is both relaxing and romantic. Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Lake San Marcos

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Lake San Marcos for its boating and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Lake San Marcos a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland California (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Sealife Aquarium (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Ferrara Winery (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • San Diego Polo Fields (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Lake San Marcos

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Lake San Marcos is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Moonlight State Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Encinitas Community Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Carlsbad Lagoon (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Lake San Marcos

The nearest airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 21.6 mi (34.7 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Lake San Marcos?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,320 holiday rentals around Lake San Marcos. From 641 Houses to 44 Guest houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Lake San Marcos is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lake San Marcos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake San Marcos:

  • La Jolla: 770 holiday homes
  • La Jolla Heights: 137 holiday homes
  • Clairemont: 63 holiday homes
  • Leucadia: 387 holiday homes
  • Carlsbad Village: 330 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lake San Marcos?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Lake San Marcos. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St. Mark Golf Club: 2,909 holiday rentals
  • Mount Ecclesia: 2,595 holiday rentals
  • Oceanside Pier: 2,596 holiday rentals
  • Legoland California: 1,708 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 1,558 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake San Marcos listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake San Marcos?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 641 Houses in Lake San Marcos. Our other popular types of Lake San Marcos holiday rentals include:

  • Guest houses: 44 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 335 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 83 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lake San Marcos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 452 holiday homes with pool available in Lake San Marcos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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