Attractions

With so many things to attract you to San Marcos, it can be hard to choose what to do first. From exciting outdoor adventures to the largest outlet shopping center in the U.S. - let's plan your next #SMTXperience!

For a free visitor information packet call (888) 200-5620 or email cvb@sanmarcostx.gov

 

Cheatham Street Warehouse

There are very few music venues that have as much musical reverence and historical charm as Cheatham Street Warehouse. 

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.

The Meadows Center Glass Bottom Boat Tours

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

Middleton Brewing

Middleton Brewing- A Texas Hill Country Brew Pub featuring a 13 unique beers brewed on site! 


Paddle SMTX

Paddle SMTX offers paddleboard and kayak night tours, paddleboard yoga and paddleboard rentals on the San Marcos River. For a unique experience, take one of the SUP Glow Night Tours. Each board is equipped with waterproof LED lighting that lights up the river below, offering a very cool view of the aquatic flora and fauna. 

Purgatory Creek Greenspace

The 570-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area is within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. Portions of the natural area are generally referred to as Prospect Park, lower and upper Purgatory.

Rio Vista Park

The Rio Vista Park is a 13-acre park located on the dam, which serves as a local hotspot for swimming, tubing, canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.

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!

San Marcos Outlets

Go Big! San Marcos has the largest outlet shopping center in the United States. 260 stores. 1.2 million square feet of shopping heaven. The amazing discounts at San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets are hard to resist.

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.