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Discover San Marcos Hikes

 Trails Day 2008 - Hikers

Ridgeline Trailhead to Antennas | November 3 check in 8:30am

This moderately difficult 7.6-mile hike will explore the Cerro de Las Posas ridgeline trails with overlooks of Lake San Marcos, the Valley of Discovery and the Pacific Ocean. There will be steep climbs with an elevation gain of 1,390 feet. 

Meeting location: Ridgeline Trailhead Parking Lot (across from Double Peak Elementary School), 102 San Elijo Road, San Marcos 92078.

33 06.454 N   117 09.969 W



Fun Friday Nites!

 Fun Friday Nites!


San Marcos Community Center & San Elijo Rec Center | 6 to 10 pm | 4 to 12 yrs.

January 11  |  February 8  |   March 8  |  April 5  |   May 3  |  June 7  |   July 12 

Children will enjoy a night of games, crafts, pizza, and movies. Program is supervised by trained recreation leaders. $20 per child; $5 sibling discount.

Movie Matinee


Senior Activity Center | Fridays | 1 pm

October 26

Enjoy a popular current flick with other movie enthusiasts. Refreshments will be served. $1 per person.

Family Night


San Marcos Community Center | Wednesdays | 6 pm (unless otherwise noted)            

Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per activity. Click activity below for quick registration.
Make & Take Slime | January 9
Valentine Monsters | February 6
St. Patrick's Day Party | March 13

Fantasy Tea Party

 Tea Parties

Historic Wood House in Woodland Park | Saturdays or Sundays | 10 am to noon or 2 to 4 pm

Children 4 to 12 years old can dress for the occasion as tea (juice) is served at the historic Wood House. Children will have the opportunity to paint a teacup, bake a scone, make crafts and play games. Great for Girl Scout Troops, play dates, and birthdays.
Wood House Virtual Tour | Tea Party Timeline | Tea Party FAQ | Tea Party Reservation FormScone Recipe 
Click here to email Program Supervisor regarding availability.

Craft Fair


Senior Activity Center | 9 am-1 pm

October 3 | November 7 | December 5

Come shop unique crafts and gifts handmade by local vendors. Admission is free. Vendor space is $10.            

Halloween at Jack's Pond Nature Center           

 Halloween at Jacks

Santa's Village and Tree Lighting


San Marcos Civic Center | Saturday, Dec. 1 | 9 am-7 pm

Join us for breakfast and stay all day! This annual event features visits with Santa from 12-5 pm, arts and crafts vendors, free children's activities, food vendors and all-day entertainment.
Breakfast with Santa | 9 to 11 am | $5 per person
Holiday Tree Lighting | 5: 30 pm
Seeking craft vendors, nonprofits and entertainment groups!