Neighborhood Wellness Guide: San Marcos
Looking for a great day trip? Head to San Marcos to hike, move, explore, eat and relax. Read our helpful guide for our top wellness + healthy food places to visit in San Marcos.
Have you ever found yourself crossing the city of San Marcos wondering what it has to offer?
Located between Escondido and Vista, San Marcos has a large variety of hiking trails as well as a handful of health and wellness studios waiting for you to discover. So the next time you pass by, grab yourself a smoothie bowl at Nekter juice bar and dive into one of the many offerings this city has to offer.
1. Double Peak Park
For an uplifting sunrise or an awe inspiring sunset, check out Double Peak Park for its miraculous views. This open, vast, vista has the potential of clearing your system and strengthening you for another blissful day. Go directly up to see the view or take your time by adventuring around its neighboring trails.
2. Discovery Lake
Craving some water on your next nature walk? Head down to Discovery Lake for a short and sweet loop around water with lush native plants and flowers. If you are wanting more of a work out, go out onto its neighboring trails for longer exploration.
Photo Credit: Aerial Theory
3. Aerial Theory
Ever dreamed of flying with silk scarves? At this open gym you have the chance to do so! With offerings for all levels, even children, this studio also had yoga, bootcamp, circuit training, crossfit and dance! Come solo to one of their classes or grab all your friends and schedule a party!
4. Vertical Hold
Come to this hidden gem of San Marcos for your rock climbing and bouldering delights! Offering climber specific yoga classes and classes for the youth, this gym is a solid choice for your days adventure through San Marcos.
Vertical Hold, 992 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA, 92069
5. San Marcos Farmers Market
Located near Cal State San Marcos and open on Tuesdays from 3-7pm, this farmers market has all the local, fresh, and in-season produce that you’ve been looking for. This community hub has live music, fresh kombucha, homemade bread, delicious fudge and more!
San Marcos Farmers Market, 251 N City Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078
6. Nekter Juice Bar
Come here for your desired boost of fruits and greens! Located right of the Los Posas highway, this juice bar is perfect for the moments you are just driving through or for a delicious add to your day out in San Marcos. Come for smoothies, bowls, juices, and more!
Nekter Juice Bar, 133 S Las Posas Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078
7. Get Your Qi On
Re-calibrate with some acupuncture or rejuvenate with a massage. This center offers sessions for those who need support in their overall wellness. Check out their events for deals and free services!
Get You Qi On, 815 Grand Ave #105, San Marcos, CA 92078
8. San Marcos Yoga Center
Need a moment to slow down before heading into work or back home? Join this studio in a practice of Ivengar Yoga. Full of classes and workshops, this little serene yoga studio is open to all levels.
San Marcos Yoga Center, 801 Grand Ave #4, San Marcos, CA 92078
9. Hidden Valley Zen Center
Want to deepen your meditation practice with a local monastery? These local monks practice the art of Zazen “sitting meditation” and Susok’kah “the extended outbreath” as their central forms of practice. Offering a variety of meditation sittings, this center is available to all who feel called to deepen their spiritual practice.
Hidden Valley Zen Center, 2626 Sarver Ln, San Marcos, CA 92069
Offering psychic & spiritual services, Elivia is a local spiritual medium that offers counseling sessions for individuals, couples, families, and group Message Circles. She also offers classes, ceremonies, workshops and lectures for those who are wanting to deepen their spiritual practice. Call to book an appointment for your day out in San Marcos.