San Marcos (California)

San Marcos is a city in San Diego County in Southern California.

14 things to do

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Boehm Gallery @ Palomar College

The Boehm Gallery of Palomar College was dedicated as a not-for-profit art space in 1966. The Gallery is named after a former Palomar College Dean of Humanities, Dwight Boehm. The gallery has steadily gained in stature locally, nationally and internationally. It has been featured in such prestigious publications as Art Forum, Artweek, Art in America & Ceramics Monthly.


Churchills Pub and Grille

English Pub, hosts dart leagues. Very involved in the craft beer community and boasts a selection of over 200 beers. Known for its Fish n Chips and curries. Patio with firepits. Pool table, dart boards, golf game, Big Buckhunter. Kid Friendly. Was a much warmer and more colorful venue when it used to be the expat haven called Camelot. The food was better as well.



Discovery Creek Trail

Excellent views for hikers and cyclists. Cyclists will have to put in some work, though, to reach the views, as there is an 0.8-mile paved road uphill- but most agree that it’s worth the climb. The trail totals 1.1 miles with an equestrian path running just south of it. The trail begins at La Noche Drive, runs along Discovery Creek and ends at Lakeview Park.

DO   —  Map

Penny Lane Pub & Grill

Even if you don't love the Beatles, the pints are tasty, the staff is friendly, and the British-style dinner specials are a bargain (try the Chicken Pie!).

DRINK   —  1001 W. San Marcos Blvd


Katsu Seafood & Steak House

Sushi and Benihana-style Japanese stir-fry. The sushi bar is popular; there's usually a wait.


Sushi Huku

Probably the best sushi in North County. Korean-run. Great service.



Rossi's Pizza

Consistently good pizza. A San Marcos Tradition for over 30 years!


Fry's Electronics

Theme "Jules Verne" with several large fishtanks.

BUY   —  Map


Alfresco Italian Buffet

This is on Nordhal Road exit on I-78.

EAT   —  Map

King & I Thai

Try the duck pineapple curry.

EAT   —  Map

Fish House Veracruz

Good food. Small portions.

EAT   —  Map


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