Known for our natural beauty, San Marcos has an abundance of outdoor activities. Our most intriguing feature —the San Marcos River— bubbles to life from hundreds of springs right in the center of town. Always a refreshing 72 degrees, the river is enjoyed year ‘round. Take the family, grab a tube and go for a float. Snorkel, rent a kayak or stand-up paddle, or just bring a picnic and relax on the banks.
Rather stay on dry land? Bring your bike. Bring your binoculars. Bring your backpack. Native wildlife and migratory birds abound in the more than 850 acres of natural areas with San Marcos’ urban trails. Choose from easy, accessible paths with information kiosks and benches, to miles long natural trails for the more adventurous.
With a hip personality deeply seated in its rich culture, San Marcos is where trendy meets traditional. Take a stroll around the downtown square shopping funky boutiques and dining on local eats. You’ll find art markets or festivals most weekends and live music every night of the week.
There are plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained. Marvel at underwater aquatic life and watch hundreds of springs bubble up to form the headwaters of the San Marcos River on a glass bottom boat tour at the Meadows Center (formerly Aquarena Center). Want a more personal experience? Glass bottom kayak tours are also available on Spring Lake. Feel like going a little farther beneath the surface? Step deep underground at Wonder World Park’s earthquake formed cave. It’s a dry-formed cave, which means it’s ok if the kids touch the walls —so you can enjoy the adventure, too.
And be sure to shop the San Marcos Outlets—the largest outlet center in the United States—for amazing discounts on everything from upscale designers to name brand retailers.
Plan your next adventure at www.toursanmarcos.com or call 512-393-5930.