Things to Do in San Marcos, CA

  • Our list of the best things to do in San Marcos, California, features the top 328 nearby activities — including 149 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • San Marcos, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Entertainment & Shows.
  • The results below include the top 20 things to do within the city of San Marcos, CA , followed by 308 popular activities in nearby cities, including La Jolla, Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Poway, Ramona, Fallbrook, Santee, Encinitas, Vista, Del Mar, Temecula, San Diego, El Cajon and Coronado
  • Our list of the best things to do in San Marcos, California, features the top 328 nearby activities — including 149 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • San Marcos, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, Food & Drink, and Entertainment & Shows.
  • The results below include the top 20 things to do within the city of San Marcos, CA , followed by 308 popular activities in nearby cities, including La Jolla, Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Poway, Ramona, Fallbrook, Santee, Encinitas, Vista, Del Mar, Temecula, San Diego, El Cajon and Coronado
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Situated on a hilltop with a panoramic view of Pacific Ocean, this vineyard stores its wines in 3 earthen caves dug from the mountain
2.5 Miles
94% 113 votes
Parks 900 Double Peak Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 MoreLess Info
Double Peak Park offers a wide selection of activities for both families and individuals. The park is a premier hiking destination while also offering an adventure playground, amphitheater and picnic areas.
2.2 Miles
100% 13 votes
Rock Climbing San Marcos, CA 92078 MoreLess Info
Organizing trips to the region's best climbing spots, California Climbing Company provides visitors with introductory classes for outdoor climbing. During the lessons, all the necessary gear is provided while instructors teach the basics of climbing.
2.0 Miles
100% 21 votes
Laser Tag 1290 W San Marcos Blvd, Ste 101, San Marcos, CA 92078 MoreLess Info
Guest can enjoy regular laser tag games along with the Lazer Frenzy laser maze experience at Invasion Laser Tag. Invasion Laser Tag also hosts birthday parties, corporate events, and other group gatherings.
3.8 Miles
100% 14 votes
Cooking Classes 1526 Black Walnut Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 MoreLess Info
Those seeking culinary activities will enjoy the NC San Diego Cooking Classes. The mobile company offers on-site cooking classes for family events, team building get togethers or in-home private classes.
1.6 Miles
100% 12 votes
Breweries 1325 Grand Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92078 MoreLess Info
Rip Current Brewing provides patrons with a variety of beers. Choices include sweet fruity, barrel-aged and sour style beers. Rip Current Brewing has a tasting room for customers to sample different styles of beer.
3.9 Miles
90% 10 votes
Horseback Riding 3154 Lady Bug Ln, San Marcos, CA 92069 MoreLess Info
A training venue for horseback riding, Liz Bolton Stables specializes in saddleseat riding. With advanced classes and instruction, some students from this stable have even become riding competitors. The stable also leases horses for special events.
2.7 Miles
83% 35 votes
Parks 3337 La Mirada Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 MoreLess Info
Situated on 19 acres, Sunset Park - San Marcos features open green space along with facilities for volleyball, basketball, soccer and football. The park also provides a dog park, picnic areas, children's playgrounds, walking trails and an amphitheater.
1.6 Miles
55% 127 votes
Movie Theaters 1180 W San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92078 MoreLess Info
Edwards San Marcos Stadium Cinema is a multi-screen cinema that shows first run movies. The cinema is wheelchair accessible and offers listening devices, digital projection and stadium seating. There is also a game center and photo booth.
3.6 Miles
100% 7 votes
Parks 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078 MoreLess Info
San Elijo Park is a large multi-use public park.  Amenities include horseshoe pits, picnic areas, baseball fields, football or soccer fields, dog park and children's play area. Children also enjoy the sprayground, a water play area for younger visitors.  
0.0 Miles
86% 29 votes
Winery/Vineyard 6385 Cross Canyons Rd, San Marcos, CA 93451 MoreLess Info
Tours of the Villa San Juliette Winery are available only by appointment. Guests can freely access the on-site tasting room though during business hours, and there are a variety of tasting packages.
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