San Marcos Like a Local

4 Rainy Day SMTXperiences

June 19, 2018

Rainy days can throw a wrench in your SMTXperience if you planned a weekend of river floats and outdoor adventures. However, some of our favorite things to do in San Marcos take place indoors (or underground) and away from any gloomy weather.

7 Unique Ways You Can Enjoy the Outdoors in San Marcos

June 12, 2018

Gaze at the night sky as you paddle along a peaceful river, trek on remote trails through picturesque Texas Hill Country terrain, and indulge in one adrenaline rush after another. These kinds of outdoor adventures are yours to be had in San Marcos, a charming small town settled between San Antonio and Austin.

That's All, Brother

June 6, 2018

74 years after the D-Day invasion in Normandy, That's All, Brother, the first Douglas C-47 Skytrain in the formation makes its home in San Marcos at the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing.

Tour San Marcos Present Rogers Family Tourism Awards

May 23, 2018

Dane Adamson of PaddleSMTX, Hooga Rides and Adamson Brothers Design, and Lions Club Tube Rental were presented with the Rogers Family Tourism Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Travel and Tourism Week Reception hosted by the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau on Wednesday, May 9.

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.