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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lake San Marcos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,217 holiday lettings around Lake San Marcos. From 606 houses to 298 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake San Marcos:

  • La Jolla: 751 holiday homes
  • Del Mar Heights: 1,495 holiday homes
  • Townsite: 743 holiday homes
  • Country Club: 402 holiday homes
  • Leucadia: 359 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lake San Marcos? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lake San Marcos. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • St. Mark Golf Club: 2,668 holiday lettings
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 1,407 holiday lettings
  • Moonlight State Beach: 4,466 holiday lettings
  • Carlsbad Village Station: 2,429 holiday lettings
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base: 2,312 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lake San Marcos listed on 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. offers 606 Houses in Lake San Marcos. Our other popular types of Lake San Marcos holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 298 self catering accommodations
  • Guest houses: 37 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 42 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas 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 451 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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