San Marcos Like a Local

San Marcos Murals

June 7, 2017

Walking around San Marcos is a sensory experience. The smells, colors, textures and tastes of San Marcos tell a story of the city, its citizens and the unique culture that developed in the oasis town between San Antonio and Austin. One of the most important San Marcos cultural staples is the blossoming art scene. With an ever-growing collection of murals, sculptures, galleries and more, San Marcos has created a thriving culture for art lovers and artists alike.

Tips For Your Summer SMTXperience

May 18, 2017

San Marcos in the summertime is pure paradise, there’s no doubt about it! With the temperatures rising and summer vacations being planned, we want to make sure you are prepared for a great summer SMTXperience. To making sure you have river necessities, to knowing local rules and best practices – let us be your guide!

Let's Taco Bout San Marcos

May 5, 2017

San Marcos has a plethora of outstanding Mexican restaurants. From large and colorful establishments, to small and quirky family-owned cafes, San Marcos loves them all! We wanted to share a few of our favorite “hidden gems” around town, and therefore had to put the tacos to the test. We suggest putting your stretchy pants on and clearing your schedule, because you’re going to want to give them all a try too.

Spring 2017 Photo Contest

April 25, 2017

We want to see your favorite SMTXperience! Enter our photo contest on Instagram (@toursanmarcos) for a chance to win one of three prize packages filled with local treats, eats and wares worth $300, $150 or $75!

National Beer Day in SMTX

April 7, 2017

Cheers – it’s National Beer Day! Here in San Marcos, the beer flows as cold and smooth as the river that flows through town. From large breweries, to brewpubs, we believe in handcrafted beer that tastes great.