San Marcos (California)

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

Get in

San Marcos is located on Highway 78 between Oceanside and Escondido. It is roughly 35 miles north of San Diego via I-5 or I-15 to Highway 78. The nearest major airport is San Diego. The nearest minor airport is Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.

The SPRINTER, a new light rail which runs between Oceanside and Escondido, stops in San Marcos.

Get around

Breeze is the local bus system, with the Sprinter Oceanside-Escondido light rail line stopping in San Marcos as well. You can also dial 511 in the San Diego area for regional traffic, transit, and commute info.


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.






There is a pretty limited selection of lodging in San Marcos. More options can be found in neighboring Carlsbad.

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Routes through San Marcos

Oceanside Vista  W  E  Escondido Brawley

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