Shopping in San Marcos

Up to 86% Off Laser Hair Restoration at Strut Hair Solutions

Multiple Locations

$694 $99


Licensed hair replacement specialists pair a hair and scalp analysis with low-level-laser therapy to combat clients' hair loss

50% Off Maternity Apparel at Modish Maternity

North County

$50 $25

Curated collection of maternity wear ranging from tops and dresses to nursing clothing and active wear

Half Off Hobby Supplies and Toys


$20 $10

Model trains, handmade stuffed animals, wooden toys, and craft supplies delight kids and adults

50% Off

La Jolla

$40 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Jewelry at Diamonds By Monet

Diamonds by Monet

$200 $99


Jewelers tout large collection of ready-made and custom-crafted diamond and gemstone adornments

American Apparel — 57% Off Circle Scarf

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Seamless, tubular American Apparel scarves available in dozens of colors and many fabrics

50% Off Equipment at Play it Again Sports

Pacific Beach

$50 $25


Play It Again Sports, Pacific beach stocks new and gently used equipment, including surfboards, bicycles, golf clubs, and wetsuits

Up to 61% Off Designer Sunglasses

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Shelves brim with 1,500 couture sunglass frames from designers such as Marc Jacobs and Gucci

50% Off at Village Hat Shop

Village Hat Shop - Middletown

$20 $10


Fedoras, beanies, baseball caps, and flat caps, from brands such as Stetson, Borsalino, and Kangol

Up to 64% Off Bespoke Menswear at BookATailor

Scripps Ranch

$198 $99

Skilled tailors take clients' measurements and customize each suit and shirt with fabrics made in Italy and England

50% Off Adult Movies and Toys at Hustler Hollywood


$80 $40

Discover adult movie, toys, and lingerie at this sex-positive shop founded by the daughter of Hustler's Larry Flynt

$5 for Cell Phones

San Diego

$10 $5

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Nutritional Supplements

Kearny Mesa

$30 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to Half Off at Lavish Aromatic Botanical Products

Mission Hills

$20 $11


Eco-conscious products such as soaps, body care products, massage oils, and perfumes

Up to 80% Off Plant-Derived Weight-Loss Supplements


$49 $17

Plant-derived supplements contain all-natural ingredients including hydroxycitric acid to aid weight loss efforts

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Horton Plaza

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Up to 63% Off Fly-Fishing Lessons

San Diego

$130 $49


Two-hour class with provided equipment for picking up fly-fishing basics

Half Off Arcade Passes

North Clairemont

$19.99 $10


Gamers compete in an arcade amid shelves of used games for modern consoles and older systems

52% Off Fine Jewelry at The Diamond Connection

San Diego

$825 $400


Selection of fine jewelry includes diamonds, wedding bands, earrings, pendants, and bracelets from brands such as Tacori and Ritani

Select Local Merchants

Through innovation and a passion for creation, Eleanor Burns revolutionized the process by which quilts are made. She cast off the shackles of scissors and templates for a more visceral approach that combines the ripping and stripping of fabric with an assembly-line approach to sewing. The new process brought an exciting speed to an activity once known for taking months and causing anyone who attempted it to grow a 4-foot beard. To spread the word and bolster the quilting community, she released her first book, Make a Quilt in a Day––Log Cabin Pattern.

Thirty years and 100 quilt books and patterns later, she continues to promote the art of the quilt and to improve the efficiencies of quilt construction. Along with a staff of fellow seamstresses, she began Quilt in a Day to further spread her message through simple and social classes filled with thorough and accurate instruction. Beginners can register for classes or attend a demo day, where refreshments fuel entertainment and scraps of fabric fly.

1955 Diamond St
San Marcos,

Pottery holds a unique place in human history: from clay bowls to sterling platters, housewares are both practical and artistic, at once a means of sustenance and a medium of expression. The latter is especially clear at A Colorful Universe, a vibrant workspace that immerses visitors in a cosmos of creativity, where they're free to transform pottery items, clay, and glass into personalized pieces of art. Along with regular classes, camps, and parties, special events enhance the experience of creating with activities suited for couples on a date or college students taking a night off from studying the dean's weaknesses. No matter the event, the studio's friendly staff is always available to demonstrate new techniques and help finish the pieces in the kiln.

1523 San Elijo Rd, Ste 106
San Marcos,

120 N Pacific St
San Marcos,

Affordable, quality group music lessons by awesome teachers! Instrument rentals for as low as $15 a month, sheet music and day camps for kids when school is out.

423 S Las Posas Rd
San Marcos,

The serene 4-acre Buena Creek Gardens fills local gardens with more than 5,000 varieties of flowering plants and showcases botanical innovations in demonstration gardens. An octogenarian pepper tree shades visitors as they stroll through the entryway, leading them to shelves replete with flourishing leaves and gardens that demonstrate the art of attracting avian life, beneficial insect life, and the migrating flocks of biographies from recently closed bookstores. One-gallon Sweet Kate plants ($7.95) and Poorman's rhododendron shrubs ($8.95) adorn yards and gardens with collars of delicate jewel-toned blooms. Lush trays of spiky echeveria succulents ($5.95–$19.95) sport verdant crimson-tinged leaves alongside steadfast resistance to drought and stoic perseverance when suffering through gardeners' dated comedy routines. Sinuous Medusa Head succulents ($15.95) pepper landscapes with sprawling tentacles and mesmerizing floral centers, and garden sculpters can summon armies of lepidopterae and beneficial insects with a vigorous 5-gallon Golden Purple butterfly bush ($24.95). Florid peafowl strut through the grounds and flash their feathery frondescence, attempting to grab the attention of the swarms of butterflies and hummingbirds flitting through the air.

418 Buena Creek Rd
San Marcos,

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop boasts a full menu of made-to-order sandwiches built from house-cooked meats and produce that's delivered daily. Guests can gobble up the Bobbie, an AOL's Lemondrop award-winning sandwich that unites homemade pulled turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and mayonnaise ($6.99 for a 9"). Or meat-seekers can paint the palate red with a Slaw Be Jo—a behemoth bovine sub roll enshrouding roast beef, provolone cheese, russian dressing, cole slaw, and mayonnaise ($6.99 for a 9"). Leaving no tongue behind, Capriotti's caters to all dietary desires with various vegetarian options and a slew of thirst quenchers designed to tickle the taste buds beneath a sea of bubbly satisfaction.

1158 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos,