San Marcos is a city located in the San Marcos County, California. This area shares its borders with Escondido, Carlsbad, Vista and Lake San Marcos.
This region was incorporated in 1963 and became a charter city in 1994. In the late 1850’s Major Merriam made the first settlement that began producing wine and honey, after which many German and Dutch immigrants began moving into the area. The tradition of producing wine and honey still continues in the region of San Marcos.
San Marcos experienced an economic boom in 1956 when water from the Colorado River was used to meet the region’s needs. This resulted in it becoming the fastest growing city in the state of California.
One can find some fine restaurants here like The Old California Restaurant Row or choose to golf instead at the prestigious St. Mark Golf Club. Hotels The lake house Resort and Hampton Inn are always open for business.
From spending time at Discovery Lake to following the trails up to the Double Peak Park, one can experience the true beauty and tranquility of the area in a beautiful panorama of the county.
The San Marcos Historical Society is very active and maintains a number of historic buildings. The abundance of open spaces and green areas makes it an ideal location for summer concerts and movies in the city’s parks.
San Marco is an enjoyable city to kick back and relax with the best food and some great entertainment options.