Welcome to San Marcos, Texas Cobra Club! Whether this is your first time to visit San Marcos, or if you're an old friend, we are thrilled to have you. From knowing the latest local COVID-19 updates to recommendations to make the most of your SMTXperience, we've got you covered.
Don’t forget to bring your masks when visiting San Marcos! 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.
San Marcos really comes alive in the spring, so your timing couldn't be better! Take a leisurely walk along the river or in one of our natural areas is a great way to explore and familiarize yourself with natural San Marcos.
Local stand up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking outfitters will be operating for those searching for an aquatic adventure. Or, just bring a snack and a good book and unplug for a little bit with some gorgeous scenery!
The Meadows Center is open to the public in a limited capacity Monday-Sunday from 10am-5pm. Glass-Bottom Boat Tours will run at 50% capacity by reservation only and a maximum capacity of 10 guests per boat. You can make your reservation HERE. The open-air boats will have a plexiglass barrier between the drivers and guests. Touchpoints will be cleaned before and after each tour.
The trails at Spring Lake and the Wetlands Boardwalk will be open during operating hours and we ask that you please continue practicing social distancing and mask-wearing when sharing the trails with others.
At this time the Discovery Hall is still closed to the public.
Other Things You Can Still Do
In addition to our newly reopened attractions, there are still plenty of SMTXperiences you can do with a safe social distance!
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.
Go on a mural hunt.
Explore our murals (both big and small) and share your selfie with us.
Explore an earthquake-formed cave.
Go deep underground at Wonder World Park on a tour of the Balcones Fault Line Cave.
Find a new favorite brew.
Stop by each of San Marcos' four breweries (Roughhouse, Middleton, AquaBrew and Sean Patrick's) for a real taste of San Marcos.
Shop the nation's largest outlet mall.
That's right, the San Marcos Outlet Center is the largest outlet shopping mall in the whole country. You can quite literally shop till you drop in 1.2 million square feet of pure shopping paradise.
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.
Channel your inner artist.
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. Take home a glass pumpkin to add to your fall décor.
Enjoy the flavors of San Marcos.
Order food-to-go from a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try. Or, pick a restaurant with a patio for a real treat, like Palmer's, Black's BBQ, Root Cellar Cafe, Grins and many more.
Throw the ol’ disc around at Flying Armadillo Disc Golf Club.
The Flying Armadillo Disc Golf Club is a full-service disc golf venue and pro shop. You can book your tee time here.
Immerse yourself in local flair.
From local art galleries to unique boutiques, shopping small in San Marcos is always an adventure and you're sure to take home a little piece of San Marcos with you.