- 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!
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Mount San Jacinto, otherwise known as San Jacinto Mountain, is located in Palm Springs, California. The imposing mountain has forested shoulders and a bare granite peak. Camping is not allowed on the mountain, but there are several campgrounds nearby.
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25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA MoreLess Info
The Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness offers 13,000-acres of land with 50 miles of trails, campgrounds and nature study opportunities. This park is located 10,834 feet above sea level and is the second highest mountain range in Southern California.
El Moro Trails & Crystal Cove State Beach includes 3.5 miles of beach and trails ranging from 3 to 9 miles. The beach is popular with boarders, fisherman and kayakers while there are trails for novice and advanced hikers.
Artspresso Art Gallery features and showcases the works of a variety of local, regional, and nationally known artists in an array of different artistic media. Art includes photographs, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and other varieties.
Built around Mount San Jacinto, which stands at 10,834 ft. in elevation, lies the Mount San Jacinto State Park. The park provides a serene environment for walking, hiking, and camping and is reachable within hours from several major local cities.
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25905 Highway 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549 MoreLess Info
Part of the California State Parks system, the San Jacinto State Park Campground features a well-maintained and staffed camping area with many sites. The campground features fully working bathrooms with power and running water.
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54470 N Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549 MoreLess Info
The volunteer run Idyllwild Area Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and increasing awareness about area history and culture. The society operates a museum with artifacts and exhibits showcasing regional history, and sponsors educational events.