Visitors Guide for San Marcos, Texas
The gateway for exploring the
Texas Hill Country
San Marcos is a great tourist getaway from the big
city hustle and bustle, yet near to lots of fun things to do in the central Texas Hill
Country. San Marcos is home to the state's third largest university, Texas State
Tubing down the San Marcos River
Canoeing on the river
The San Marcos River, with its crystal clear spring
fed waters, offers canoeing, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, and tubing.
Tourists love the world-class shopping at the largest outlet malls in the Southwest
nearby. It is no wonder so many tourists come to San Marcos, the gateway to the
Hill Country, and return often.
San Marcos is a vibrant growing city with a
population of over 50,000. The city is an easy drive from any of the major cities in
Texas. San Marcos is almost the half way point between two of the major cities on
the IH-35 corrider; Austin is 29 miles to the north and San Antonio is 50 miles to the
south. Dallas and Houston are about a four to five hour drive away.
Hays Country Courthouse
Charles S. Cock House Museum
San Marcos has a great historic district.
Take a walking tour or try the trolley tour.
|Want to play a little golf?
You will like the San Marcosl golf courses.
There are several golf courses within a few miles drive.
|Looking for some great food?
San Marcos has many restaurants in the city area. Choose from
restaurants along the river banks to places in the middle of town.
You will find all types of restaurants in San
Marcos: Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Steaks, BBQs, Pizza, fast food and more.
in a Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn in the Area...
||The Hunter Road
restored, this historic inn will enchant you with its ambiance of warmth, comfort, and
style in rooms furnished with primitives befitting the era.
||Rustic Ridge Bed and
Breakfast Canyon Lake
a romantic getaway for two. This secluded cedar log cabin overlooks a pond into beautiful
Texas sunsets. You will have the cabin with a gated entrance all to yourself. Close to
Potters Creek Park on Canyon Lake.
Millie Seaton's Collection of Dolls & Toys
Aquarena Center's glass bottom boats
Tourist Attractions in the San Marcos
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Ride the glass bottom boats and see the plant life and wildlife
species that live in the crystal clear San Marcos River.
Wonder World Park
- San Marcos, Texas
Explore an earthquake-formed cave and ride to the top of the Tejas Observation Tower.
It is the most visited cave in Texas.
Air Force Exhibit
The World War II artifacts museum is located in a huge wooden World War II
hangar and contains weapons, captured documents, uniforms, photos, radios, cameras and
aircraft equipments on loan or donated to the Commemorative Air Force.
The LBJ Museum at San Marcos
A museum that reflects on the life and times of President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! in San Antonio, TX
Experience three unique attractions including the authentically unbelievable Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, the exciting movies that you ride at Ripley's 4D Moving Theater and our larger-than-life Louis Tussaud's WaxWorks.
The Gallery brings together a comprehensive range of work from the region that
represents the history of photography from the 19th century to the present day, with an
emphasis on contemporary imagery.
Birding in San
Information on bird watching in the San Marcos area.
America's most favorite Waterpark resort in nearby New Braunfels.
Tourists' favorite historic town. Go there once, and you will want to go back.
Enjoy the water sports available at this 80 mile lake shoreline.
This web site provides tourist information for the state of Texas with links to over 100
cities and towns throughout Texas.
Texas' largest caverns. Located west of New Braunfels, Texas.
Take a safari drive thru Texas style. Located west of New Braunfels, Texas.
Water Dam by Rio Visa Park
Dr. Eli Merriman Log Cabin - 1846
Things to do in San Marcos:
- The crystal clear water of the San Marcos River
offers perfect tubing, swimming, and sunbathing.
- Take a walking or trolley tour of historic San
- Enjoy nature watching and photography at its finest.
- Take the glass-bottom boats tour at Aquarena Center.
- Shopping at the world-class factory outlet stores and
local tourist stores.
- Antique shopping in the area - some of the best in
- Dining at the river front or downtown restaurants.
- Visiting Art Centers and Museums.
- A "must" on any tourists list is the
246 acres of parks with the San Marcos River running through 150 acres of this parkland.
- New Braunfels and Historic Gruene are only 30 minutes
- Canyon Lake with its 80 miles of scenic shoreline is
only 45 minutes away.
Other Important Links:
City of San
Texas State University
San Marcos Daily
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Braunfels Homes for Sale - Comal and Guadalupe River Real Estate
Search the entire Central Texas MLS and the San Antonio MLS for houses and property in New
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Texas Lake Houses For Sale / Real
Lake McQueeney Homes, Lake Dunlap, Canyon Lake Waterfront, Lake Placid
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