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California is a beautiful state full of unique landscapes, with so much land that it can be hard to decide exactly where you want to visit. San Marcos is a popular place to visit in southern California. The bustling urban center of San Diego is only about 40 miles south, and there are several other small towns that also share the fertile Los Vallecitos de San Marcos (Little Valleys of Saint Mark), such as Escondida, Encinitas, and Carlsbad. The area enjoys a temperate to warm climate virtually all year and is home to several vast natural parks and preserves.
San Marcos is a gorgeous lush, green city in the middle of a mountainous region. Its close proximity to a variety of attractions gives the city great value for anyone visiting with the mobility of an RV rental. You can explore the hills and valleys of San Marcos or in thirty minutes you can reach the beaches of Carlsbad for an oceanside dinner. Maybe you would rather take your motorhome rental down to San Diego for a few nights and visit one of the most amazing cities in California, only an hour away. With two train stations in the area, San Marcos is a great place to rent an RV and set up a home base that will give you access to a spectacular vacation.
Renting a camper in San Marcos gives you a tremendous opportunity to check out all of the rich landscapes that San Marcos has to offer. Check out Jack's Pond Nature Center to learn and study what nature around San Marcos has to offer with beautiful scenery and activities for kids. Once you are fully educated, take your RV over to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve to travel the 11 miles of trails and enjoy the canyons, and valleys that make this area so amazing. Travel to the quiet Discovery Lake off the beaten trail to park your RV and drink in the atmosphere of this large lake with great walking trails for hiking or biking. The Abeja Loop trail makes for a nice moderate level hike with 2.9 miles to soak in the beauty of the region.
Perhaps you would rather see the rich collection of colors and minerals that the canyons of San Marcos have to offer. Drive your RV over to the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and explore the land that stretches over 4,000 acres with seven miles of canyons to see and carve out your own spot under the stars. Check out the Mt. Gower Preserve for the variety of wildlife that makes its home in San Marcos. Raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, and many other types of animals make this a great area to watch wildlife. If you wish to see a more coastal variety of nature, the Rancho La Costa Reserve outside of Carlsbad has many trails to hike whether you are a novice or an expert. The depth of your journey is only limited by your desire to pursue it, and renting an RV in San Marcos for that pursuit is an excellent way to get the most out of what this dynamic area has to offer. Whether you would rather walk, jog, or hike, this area has plenty of sights to see.
Finding a place to park your RV isn't too much of an issue in the San Marcos area, whether you’re looking for a park with all the amenities or a campground closer to nature. In nearby Escondido, try All Seasons RV Park for access to lake sports and fishing with all the comforts of full hookups, laundry, a convenience store, and pool. Escondidos RV Resort is also a great option with gas and restaurant options close by. They take the resort part of their name to heart with nice amenities as well. If you want to get right on the beach, head to the Carlsbad State Beach or San Elijo State Beach, both part of California’s state park system. Enjoy the convenience of your RV and the parks’ amenities while losing yourself in a day of fishing, surfing, snorkeling, or just living the beach life.
San Marcos isn't all nature and RV parks though, there are many things to do in the city along with great restaurants to visit and try some of the local flavor. The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum is a really cool place that the kids will love as you see some incredibly detailed miniatures. Then you can really blow their mind when you take them to the Antiques Village and they see what people had to do for fun before our portable screens. For the adults, try some delicious local brews and wines, just make sure you park the RV first. Golfers will enjoy the local courses, and everyone can appreciate the beach. Book an RV in San Marcos, California and be close to whatever makes your perfect vacation.