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
For a complete list of park tips and rules, please check HERE.  

 

218 Co-op Gallery

Downtown | Fourteen area artists have come together to create the vibrant, artist-owned 218 Co-op Gallery. Housed in one of SMTX's historic downtown buildings, the gallery’s vintage brick and plaster walls provide a warm backdrop for the eclectic mix of art, jewelry, sculpture and functional wares. 

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.

Hooga Rides Brewery Tours

Taste the Texas Hill Country with a Hooga Rides Brewery Tour. We provide fun, cozy, and safe rides for your private event or join us on one of our unique tours!

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. 

San Marcos Downtown Square

Downtown | 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!

Spring Lake Natural Area

About 251 acres of undeveloped parkland that sits just above the headwaters of the San Marcos River.

Vin de Vie Texas Wine Tours

Hill Country Vin de Vie is dedicated to promoting local producers of stand out Texas Wine and the beauty of the Texas Hill Country through a unique and engaging wine tour experience. Indiviudal bookings and custom private groups welcome.

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.