San Marcos is a city located in San Diego County, California, United States of America. San Marcos is a suburb of San Diego and has a population of 84.000 residents. The area of the city does not exceed 25 square miles. San Marcos is situated near Escondido, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Vista. The city was settled in the late 1790s by the Spanish colonists and incorporated on April 22, 1840. In the early 1880s, German and Dutch immigrants began to settle in the area. In our time, San Marcos is mainly known for its good restaurants and for the large shopping areas.
Top Attractions within San Marcos
San Marcos Historical Society is a historical museum depicting the story of this beautiful city. The museum has a lot of galleries and collections of artifacts of the early settlers, including photographs and tools. The attraction is also open for school tours and offers guided tours for foreigners.
Panera Bread is a local restaurant located in a beautiful area of San Marcos. It is a favorite of students of the area because of the relaxing atmosphere and the classical music. The tables are big and can accommodate large groups and the food is tasty and fresh. We recommend you to try the tomato soup in sour bread bowl and the fresh brewed ice tea, for which you will receive free refills.
Elephant Bar is a comfortable restaurant located in San Marcos. This is a family business that opened in 1980. The theme of the restaurant is exotic and it is reflected in the dishes, in the drinks and in the decorations.
Churchills Pub & Grille was voted the best bar in California thanks to its great atmosphere. The pub has a large beer selection and is opened to all those who are hungry, thirsty and in the mood for conversation. For a fun night out in San Marcos, this place is perfect.