Just east of Carlsbad is the fast growing community of San Marcos, home to California State University San Marcos and Palomar College. Downtown San Marcos has blossomed into a major dining/shopping and entertainment center. The 'Old California Restaurant Row offers a fine dining experience for every cuisine immaginable. Seeing a movie at the new Regal/Edwards Cinamas complex, with its stadium style seating is the only way to enjoy your popcorn! Some of the best master planned communities in San Diego county can be found in San Marcos, including award winning San Elijo Hills, Discovery Hills, Twins Oaks Valley, and Lake San Marcos. For more information about San Marcos, please visit the adjoining area links.