Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Lake San Marcos that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 61 per night, and houses and flats & apartments are popular options for a stay in Lake San Marcos. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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 features

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake San Marcos?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,210 vacation rentals near Lake San Marcos. From 779 houses to 313 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake San Marcos for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.