Where to stay around San Marcos, CA?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,480 vacation rentals near San Marcos. From 927 Condos/Apartments to 821 Houses, 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.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San Marcos?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Marcos:

  • Townsite: 786 vacation rentals
  • Beach Barber Tract: 223 vacation rentals
  • South Oceanside: 313 vacation rentals
  • Village of La Jolla: 347 vacation rentals
  • Carlsbad Village: 301 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in San Marcos?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 927 Condos/Apartments in San Marcos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Marcos include:

  • Houses: 821 rentals available
  • Hotels: 212 rentals available
  • Studios: 146 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Marcos?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 1,248 vacation rentals with pool available in San Marcos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Take in the lakeside beauty of San Marcos

    Enjoy the live music and other features of San Marcos. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the lake, restaurants and beaches. Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets are just a couple of the must-sees 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 San Marcos

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

    • 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)

    Seasonal weather in San Marcos

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

    Exploring the natural features in San Marcos

    Travelers love San Marcos for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're an adventurous traveler 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 center:

    • 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)