San Marcos Live Cam

A city in the North County region of San Diego County


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  • 579 Grand Avenue - San Marcos
  • California 92078 - United States
  • 760 759-1400

Unincorporated Lake San Marcos in San Diego County and the state of California

The best known and most visited San Diego beaches are the Mission Bay Park Beaches. Green grass, shade trees, palm trees, sandy beaches and calm water make this area a paradise for family fun. Convenietly located near hotel circle and containing Sea World makes Mission Bay Park a busy place during the summer months.

San Diego County is located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California along its border with Mexico. San Diego County was one of the original counties of California, and was created in 1850 and named after San Diego Bay.

The county has a total area of 11,721 km², 93% of it is land and 7% of it is water. As of 2022, there were 1,41M people, 1.1M households, and 660,000 families residing in the county. The population density was 670/mi².

There are a number of unique and interesting things to do when visiting San Diego. Balboa Park is home to over a dozen museums and parks, from the San Diego Zoo to the Spreckels Organ Pavilion and a Japanese Friendship Garden. Also in the park is the Globe Theater, home to nationally recognized theater both Shakespearean and contemporary.

The coast offers up more attractions, from the historic Giant Dipper Roller Coaster at Mission Beach to scenic tours of the San Diego Coastline. Hornblower Cruises take guests on narrated harbor tours, with a great overview of the varied natural and man-made history of the area. The Naval Base on Coronado offers tours of several vessels ranging from destroyers to submarines, depending on what’s in port and declassified, and the historic three-masted schooner Star of India is open year-round for tours, along with two other vessels managed by the San Diego Maritime Museum.

Numbers of state-registered historical landmarks are in italics; numbers inscribed in shields are U.S. Highways, those in circles are California State Highways. Numerical sequence is of no significance in determining a landmark's historical importance; the numbers show only the sequence of marking, in the state-wide system. Often the vociferousness of the advocates of a particular site will win recognition for it long before a site of greater historical significance is recognized. For instance, 241 sites had been marked before they got around to Mission San Diego de Alcala - where, it might be said, California's history began.