Whether it's the laid-back atmosphere, the pleasant temperatures, or the 56 miles of hiking trails that traverse the small town, life for families in San Marcos, CA is, quite literally, a walk in the park.
San Marcos residents take great pride in their winding trails, which give exercise space for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. Discovery Lake Trail is just under a mile, and offers a pristine view of the lake itself and its wild animals from the dirt path. The Twin Oaks Valley Trail, about four miles long, lets pedestrians visit the historic Williams Barn. You can also look forward to the annual San Marcos Trail Day, when guides open up new trails to the public that afford views of the South Lake, Double Peak and the Valley of Discovery. Community recreation and fitness activities take place throughout the year, as well.
Once you've worked up an appetite on the extensive trails, you can take a more leisurely stroll down Old California Restaurant Row on San Marcos Boulevard. The strip of eateries is the longest of its kind in the San Diego area, and consists of many different cuisines for San Marcos residents to enjoy. Acapulco Mexican Restaurant, for instance, serves authentic Mexican fare like a grilled salmon with salsa and a tomato butter sauce, and fajitas with citrus-marinated steak, chicken, shrimp and jalapenos. At the Katsu Sushi and Teppan Grill, local apartment renters can enjoy unique maki rolls like a tempura-stuffed crunch roll, or a dish of Korean BBQ.
Are you ready to settle down just outside of San Diego? San Marcos could be the perfect town for you and your family. Rely on Rentals.com to explore available communities.