San Marcos Like a Local

San Marcos Updates

June 19, 2020

San Marcos is a beautiful, wonderful place with lots to see and do and we want everyone who visits has a fantastic time exploring, however, our first duty is to make sure your SMTXperience is a safe one. The San Marcos area has needed to make some adjustments due to COVID-19, so in order to keep everyone healthy, your summer visit may look a little different than planned.


Riverfront Parks

The riverfront parks, including Lion's Club Tube Rental, in San Marcos will be closed as of 8pm on Thursday, June 25. We know this is disappointing as enjoying the San Marcos River is one of our favorites things to do in the summer too, however, we know this closure is to keep San Marcos, and all who visit, healthy. Click here for more information.


Mask Mandate

Don’t forget to bring your masks when visiting San Marcos! Beginning Monday, June 22, all visitors over the age of 10 will need to wear masks while in public when it’s difficult to keep six feet away from others. You do not need to wear a mask when being physically active outside, driving, pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment, eating or drinking, visiting somewhere with security surveillance like banks or when wearing a mask poses a greater mental or physical health, safety or security risk. Click here for more information.


What You Can Still Do

There are still plenty of SMTXperiences you can do with a safe social distance!

Go for a hike
From leisurely strolls to more challenging hikes, San Marcos has trails for outdoor adventurers of all fitness levels.

See if you can find all of the mermaids
Mermaid March is a self-guided tour that consists of ten seven-foot mermaid statues painted by regional artists installed around the city.

Explore our murals (both big and small) and share your selfie with us

Go on an adventure in an earthquake-formed cave
Go deep underground at Wonder World Park on a tour of the Balcones Fault Line Cave.

See WWII planes up close
Housed in a 1943 vintage wooden hangar, the Central Texas Wing is home to airworthy historic military warbirds.

Heck, you can even jump out of a plane
Skydive Spaceland San Marcos is the only skydiving facility for 100 miles that operates a fast turbine-powered twin-engine aircraft.

Visit the San Marcos Art Center to indulge in artwork made from local artists – and maybe take home your very own original.

Watch artists make handblown, gorgeous pieces of glassworks
Wimberley Glassworks is known worldwide for its beautiful hand blown glass art and lighting pieces.

Order food-to-go from a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try or pick a restaurant with a patio for a treat.

Throw the ol’ disc around at Flying Armadillo Disc Golf Club – you can book your tee time here.
The Flying Armadillo Disc Golf Club is a full-service disc golf venue and pro shop.

Check “drive a supercar” off your bucket list
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and more – get behind the wheel of one of Longhorn Racing’s supercars.

There are more than veggies at the San Marcos Farmer’s Market! Pick up a little something to enjoy after your trip.