Air, Earth, Fire & Water - All the Elements for Adventure

With so many things to attract you to San Marcos, it can be hard to choose what to do first. Why not take to the skies? Skydive San Marcos will give you the thrill of a lifetime with a tandem skydive experience. Or you can always enjoy a hot air balloon or helicopter ride to see the sights.

More interested in what's happening beneath the surface? Marvel at underwater marine life and watch hundreds of springs bubble up to form the headwaters of the San Marcos River from a glass bottom boat 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 deeper? Wonder World Park is the nation's only true example of an earthquake formed cave that is open to the public.

Like to heat things up a bit? Wimberley Glassworks has daily demonstrations turning bits of silica and sand into amazing works of art glass with a little air and a lot of fire.

For a free visitor information packet call (888) 200-5620 or email

Cheatham Street Warehouse

Music aficionados of all ages are welcome to step into the old warehouse. Live music most nights. Listen to the stars of tomorrow. You will be able to say you heard them here first!

Dick's Classic Garage Car Museum

Americans fell in love in and with the car industry, and Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum salutes that love affair right here in San Marcos.

Lions Club Tube Rental

What a perfect way to float your cares away... bring the family, gather the old college pals, or plan a romantic tube trip for just the two of you!

The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat, Kayak and SUP Tours

The Meadows Center Glass-Bottom Boat Tours, formerly Aquarena Center, offers interpretive and self-guided tours, historic glass bottom boat rides, kayaking, SUP Boards, wildlife viewing, wetlands boardwalk, Texas River exhibits, nature-friendly Gift Shop and much more.

San Marcos Premium Outlets

This spectacular shopping mecca is also one of the top most visited tourist attractions in Texas, with 140 luxury and brand-name outlet stores.

Holiday Hours:
November 26: 6:00am-12:00am (Midnight)
November 27 (Black Friday): 12:00am (Midnight) to 10:00pm
November 28: 8:00am to 10:00pm
November 29: 10:00am to 8:00pm
November 30 to December 3: 9:00am to 9:00pm

December 4 & 5: 9:00am to 10:00pm
December 6: 10:00am to 7:00pm
December 7-10: 9:00am to 9:00pm
December 11 & 12: 9:00am to 9:00pm
December 13: 10:00am to 7:00pm
December 14-17: 9:00am to 9:00pm
December 18: 9:00am to 10:00pm
December 19: 8:00am to 10:00pm
December 20: 10:00am to 8:00pm
December 21-23: 9:00am to 9:00pm
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 9:00am to 6:00pm
December 25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED
December 26: 7:00am to 10:00pm
December 27: 10:00am to 7:00pm
December 28-30: 9:00am to 8:00pm
December 31: 9:00am to 6:00pm
January 1: 10:00am to 9:00pm

San Marcos Downtown Square

Among our treasures, locally-owned shops and restaurants, bistros and nightspots adorn every corner of historic downtown San Marcos, fueling American’s favorite vacation pastimes – shopping and eating!

Tanger Outlets

For millions of bargain hunters, brand name shopping doesn't get any bigger or better than the Tanger Outlets in San Marcos.

Holiday Hours:

November 26: 6:00pm to 12:00am (midnight)
November 27 (Black Friday): 12:00am (midnight) to 10:00pm
November 28: 8:00am to 10:00pm
November 29: 10:00am to 8:00pm

December 4 & 5: 9:00am to 10:00pm
December 6: 10:00am to 8:00pm
December 11 & 12: 9:00am to 10:00pm
December 13: 10:00am to 8:00pm
December 18 & 19: 9:00am to 10:00pm
December 20: 10:00am to 8:00pm
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 9:00am to 7:00pm
December 25: CLOSED
December 31: 9:00am to 6:00pm

The Marc

DOWNTOWN. The Marc is a world-class listening room with state of the art acoustics, two levels, three full bars, box and premium seating, standing room for up to 1,000 music fans, and smoke-free for most events.

Wimberley Glassworks

Wimberley Glassworks is known worldwide for its beautiful hand blown glass art and lighting pieces. A visit to the gallery is unique, visitors can observe the beautiful craftsmenship of glassblowing and then shop the gallery.

Wonder World Park

Visitors have enjoyed touring the Balcones Fault Line cave for more than 105 years at Wonder World Park, the first Texas commercial show cave. Today, the park has many other attractions for family fun and educational entertainment.