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. 

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

Nighttime Glow SUP paddle adventures, larger-than-life SUPZILLA Paddle Barges and calming Paddle Board Yoga sessions - Paddle SMTX has several fun paddle activities for you to choose from! Are you a paddle beginner? No worries, Paddle SMTX is perfect for those ready to get their feet wet - literally. 

Patio Dolcetto

In addition to displaying the art work of many local talented artists, Patio Dolcetto offers one of the best varieties of excellent wines in the county with over 90 different bottles in every varietal and over 40 high-end craft beers. 

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!

San Marcos Outlets

Go Big! San Marcos has the largest outlet shopping center in the United States. Featuring 240 designer and name brands stores spread out over 1.2 million square feet of shopping heaven. The amazing discounts at San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets are hard to resist.

Spring Lake Natural Area

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

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.