In response to COVID-19, some San Marcos attractions are temporarily closed. The closures include some parks and playscapes. All river parks and tubing outfitters are closed. Green spaces and nature trails are still open at this time.

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 (512) 393-5930 or email
For a complete list of park tips and rules, please check HERE.  


Temporary Business Modifications

Out of an abundance of caution business are modifying their operating procedures and hours. Please call ahead to your favorite business for details.

The Davenport

Downtown | The Davenport offers a variety of innovated and creative cocktails and a menu that is sure to satisfy any appetite. 
Open daily: 11am-2am

Virtual Mermaid March

Start your virtual tour HERE
Vitural Mermaid March is a self guided tour that consists of ten seven-foot mermaid statues painted by regional artists installed around the city. This public art project by the San Marcos Arts Commission celebrates the art, culture and natural beauty of the city. 

Middleton Brewing

Taproom currently closed; offering curbside to-go/online ordering; hours vary

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

Purgatory Creek Natural Area

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.

Roughhouse Brewing

Outdoor seating only; offering curbside to-go/online ordering; hours vary

Roughhouse Brewing is a small, family-owned and operated craft brewery located on five acres of the Pasternak family ranch. Tucked away off of Ranch Road 12, the brewery serves refreshing, farmhouse-style beer that complements the Texas landscape. 


Open for the season and unaffected by the City of San Marcos Park Closure and State of Texas orders.
Click HERE for reservations

SUP SMTX offers year-round paddleboard rentals to anyone looking to experience the beautiful San Marcos River. Rentals include access to the private dock at Ivar's River Pub. 

San Marcos Art Center

Open on Friday & Saturday starting Aug 14. You can also view and purchase local art HERE

The San Marcos Art Center is the product of a vision by the San Marcos Art League. This space is located in the heart of Downtown San Marcos. This purpose of this place is to encourage, foster, protmote and nuture the San Marcos arts community. Stop in and see what is going on at the center today. 

Sculpture Garden

An outdoor sculpture garden located on the grounds of the San Marcos Activity Center.

Spring Lake Natural Area

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

Texas Canoes and Kayaks

**By reservation only please call (512) 749-2350 or click HERE to book**
Texas Canoes and Kayaks is the premier outfitters for rentals and guides trips along the San Marcos River. 

Virtual Public Art Tour

Take a virtual tour of San Marcos' public art here. From mini murals hidden in plain sight to gigantic artworks that take up the whole side of a building.  Start your tour HERE

Virtual Walkers' Gallery

Open for visits virtually. Click HERE to explore 
The Walkers' Gallery is a large, professionally curated gallery that lives in the hallways of the San Marcos Activity Center. Exhibits at the Walkers' Gallery are free and open to the public during regular Activity Center hours.

Wimberley Glassworks

Open now with limited capacity. All visitor are asked to wear mask and ahere to social distancing requirements.
Wimberley Glassworks is known worldwide for their beautiful hand blown glass art and lighting pieces. A visit to the gallery is unique, visitors can observe the beautiful craftsmanship of glassblowing and then shop the gallery.

Wonder World Park

Advanced reservations for tours can be booked HERE
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.