Discover a selection of 2,000 holiday rentals in 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 £ 102 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in San Marcos. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of San Marcos

Enjoy the live music and other features of San Marcos. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the lake, restaurants and beaches. 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

Activities and attractions in and around San Marcos

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes San Marcos a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland California (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Ferrara Winery (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Orfila Vineyard and Winery (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Sealife Aquarium (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in San Marcos

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in San Marcos

Travellers love San Marcos for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, San Marcos is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Carlsbad Lagoon (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Encinitas Community Park (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Moonlight State Beach (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around San Marcos

Fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), the closest airport, located 6.6 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 23 mi (37 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around San Marcos?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,170 vacation rentals near San Marcos. From 1,031 houses to 68 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near San Marcos for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.