San Marcos Like a Local

The 5 Best Ways to Get on the Water in San Marcos

February 23, 2021

The river is a way of life in San Marcos, Texas. Rising up from hundreds of springs in the center of the city, the waterway is a remarkably pristine body of water that's 72 degrees year-round, making it the perfect destination for a day on the water.

5 Ways To imMERse Yourself In SMTX

July 31, 2018

You might think it’s odd for a city in the Texas Hill Country to use the mermaid as their unofficial mascot, but the mermaid/aquamaid has quite the history in San Marcos. From being incorporated into local artworks to being celebrated in parades and fairs, San Marcos is a must-visit for anyone who loves the quirky and colorful.

7 Things You Can Only Do in San Marcos, Texas

July 11, 2018

San Marcos is a charming college town halfway between Austin and San Antonio known for the country’s largest outlet mall, a historic downtown square, and tons of waterways to float on. But you might be surprised by what else you can do there.

5 Of The Best Places For Views, Brews And Tunes In San Marcos

July 2, 2018

Patio weather is coming soon, but you don't need to confine your al fresco enjoyment to only Dallas and Fort Worth. San Marcos is a quick four-hour drive away, right between Austin and San Antonio, and it boasts a number of spots that are ideal for outdoor sipping, enjoying live music, or just taking in the view.