San Marcos Like a Local

How to Get Started With Whitewater Kayaking in San Marcos (and Why It's the Perfect Place to Learn)

May 16, 2018

Surrounded by miles of rivers, streams and lakes, the area around San Marcos is a water-lover’s paradise. Kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders and tubers from around the world gravitate to this college-town of 62,000 residents in Central Texas. The town was put on the kayaking map in 1963 by the annual Texas Water Safari, a 260-mile canoe race that begins in San Marcos each June and takes participants all the way to the Gulf of Mexico over the course of four days.

The 7 Best Hiking Trails in And Around San Marcos

April 23, 2018

The gorgeous scenery, gently winding rivers and interesting wildlife in San Marcos, Texas, make it a wonderful destination for outdoor lovers of all ages. Here are seven of the area's best hiking trails to help you explore it.

10 Unique Events in San Marcos, Texas, That You Should Experience

April 5, 2018

Located halfway between San Antonio and Austin, San Marcos, Texas, is known for its lush landscape, friendly people, delicious cuisine, winding rivers and Honky Tonk bars. It's also got some quirky events that are a great excuse to plan for a getaway.

Five Kid Approved Ways To Enjoy Nature Without Leaving The City

April 2, 2018

Spending a day exploring nature with your family shouldn’t include a long drive to find interesting natural areas worth exploring. Here in San Marcos, we have plenty of exciting outdoor adventures right in the middle of town! Here are five kid approved ways to enjoy nature without having to drive out of the city.

Jam-Packed Weekend In San Marcos

March 30, 2018

From Downtown Swing to the Stupidbowl, it's going to be a jam-packed weekend of unique SMTXperiences!