Credit: Alexis Metz and the Lakehouse team
Credit: Alexis Metz and the Lakehouse team

6 Reasons We’re Headed to This Lakeside Resort Near San Diego This Summer

From Epic Water Sports to Nature Hikes and Bonfires, Here’s Why the Lake Is the Place to Be!

Nestled just 15 minutes east of Carlsbad and 40 minutes north of San Diego is Lake San Marcos, the ideal place for some summertime R&R. While everyone’s flocking to the beach as temps rise, you’ll find a tranquil respite from the crowds here by the lake. You’ll want to visit Lakehouse Hotel and Golf Resort, a four-star lakeside resort that will take extra good care of you and your crew. Trust us—floating on a boat while large swaths of ducks sunbathe a few feet away will beat the crowded beach by a long shot! Summer San Marcos

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Make Your Own Waves

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Lakehouse Hotel runs a full-service marina with all the water activities you can dream of. Forget surfing—here, you’ll be enjoying the water in style. They have large and small pontoon boats and Duffy boats for rent if you and your group are looking to cruise the lake. You can even fish off the docks for a small fee! If you want to get some more movement in, kayaks, paddle boards, water trikes and pedal boats are all available. After an afternoon of kayaking or biking on the water trike, you won’t even need to hit the gym. Your stay with Lakehouse includes a complimentary hour of water fun per day, so grab a paddle and get out on the lake! 

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Peaceful Surroundings

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Picture this: you wake up and pull back the curtains, step out onto your balcony and see a glistening lake with ducks gliding across it gleefully. Lakehouse’s signature yellow Adirondack chairs are sure to put a smile on your face while you melt into one and sip your morning brew, taking in the view. Although Lake San Marcos is man-made, you’ll find its surroundings to be natural and undisturbed. For even more natural beauty, head over to the Discovery Lake and Hills Loop for a peaceful adventure. The trailhead is less than three miles away from the resort and is open year-round for hiking, running and walking. 

Spring Break at Lakehouse

Walkability Score: 100

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At first sight, Lakehouse may look like a humble lakefront hotel, but it stretches all the way past the lake to the St. Mark Golf Club and Grill. It’s a mere six-minute walk, so you won’t ever find yourself wanting to leave the resort. The hotel also offers complimentary bike rentals—they are the cutest shade of baby blue, perfect for the ‘Gram—so you can easily get from your hotel to the golf course in under three minutes. As for food, The Grill at the golf course has a full bar and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as room service.

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Avoid the Beach Crowds

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Ever hear of the “blue health” phenomenon? It’s an occurrence—backed by science—that proves being near bodies of water can alleviate stress and bring wellness benefits. But who says that body of water has to be the ocean?

These days, every beach from San Diego to LA is so heavily packed that you have to fight for even just a tiny patch of sand. Why deal with nearly getting hit in the head by a stray volleyball, being forced to listen to bad music playing on the boombox next to you or coughing while you walk through clouds of spray-on sunscreen? With summer right around the corner, the beaches are about to hit max capacity again, and you deserve to be able to unwind without hordes of people. Lake San Marcos is the place to soak up some sun and still get your blue health on!



Great for All Types of Getaways 

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Whether you’re looking to vacation with the whole family or spend a romantic weekend away, Lakehouse offers the perfect setup. If you’re bringing little ones, reserve Lakehouse’s Adventure Suite, which features a king bed, children’s bunk bed, tent and dining table. Your kids will never want to leave!

Wedding season is quickly approaching—the resort’s two-bedroom lakeside cottages are ideal for hosting bachelor or bachelorette parties. Each cottage comes with plenty of luxurious living space and a full-sized kitchenette with a built-in bar. You’ll also have a private porch, a private fire pit and stunning lake views to make it a weekend you’ll never forget.

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Summertime Savings

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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is offering the ultimate summer promotion! Book your stay before June 30 and receive 15% off your stay in June or July and a free pedal boat rental! To take advantage of this special offer, click HERE!

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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
1025 La Bonita Dr
San Marcos, CA 92078

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