San Marcos Like a Local

The Weird and Wonderful Connection Between Mermaids and San Marcos, Texas

August 23, 2018

The clear water of the San Marcos River may not be the traditional home of mermaids, but the mythical creatures have become a Central Texas tradition.

Why San Marcos Is the Perfect Place to Escape the Texas Heat

August 7, 2018

Texas may be hot in the summer, but in San Marcos there’s no need to spend your time bound to the air-conditioner. Thanks to the San Marcos River, which stays at a perfect 72-degrees year-round, you can enjoy the outdoors without melting like a popsicle.

An Insider's Guide to the San Marcos River

August 3, 2018

The San Marcos River, which bubbles out of hundreds of springs near downtown San Marcos, features crystal-clear, 72-degree water year-round, making it the perfect escape on a hot Texas day.

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.

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

July 20, 2018

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.