People tend to stop in San Marcos for premier shopping, Texas State University, or the San Marcos River. But you’d be surprised what else you can find in this city at the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Whether you live in San Marcos in a master-planned community filled with amenities like TRACE or just plan to visit, here are some of the favorites that might interest you.
People tend to stop in San Marcos for premier shopping, Texas State University, or the San Marcos River. But you’d be surprised what else you can find in this city at the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Whether you live in San Marcos or just plan to visit, here are some of the favorites that might interest you.
Feel refreshed on the San Marcos River
As a spring-fed river, the San Marcos River is filled with bubbling springs. This means the water is crystal clear and a refreshing 72 degrees year-round. Explore the river in a tube, kayak, stand-up paddle, glass-bottom boat, or snorkel.
Hear good music at Cheatham Street Warehouse
Music lovers will want to head to the charming Cheatham Street Warehouse, a laid-back music venue filled with progressive country music and a blend of traditional country, rock, folk, and blues. Stevie Ray Vaughan played every week before making a name for himself. Willie Nelson, George Strait, and many others have performed in this historical honky tonk.
Explore San Marcos Downtown Square
Located in the heart of San Marcos, The Square is home to more than 300 businesses, museums, and more where visitors can dine, dance, and delight. Discover local cafes, trendy boutiques, and vintage clothes. It has great nightspots for hanging with friends. Most months have special events, so be sure to check out what’s coming at the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau’s website.
Shop at San Marcos Outlets
San Marcos has not one, but two top notch outlet shopping centers. People all around Texas pop in San Marcos just to go to the San Marcos Premium Outlets and the Tanger Outlets. Together, they offer more than 240 brand names and designer stores at outlet prices. Even better, TRACE is located just moments from the San Marcos Premium Outlets!
Spring Lake Preserve
Lovers of the great outdoors and nature, you’ll want to add this on your list. Spring Lake Preserve is a 251-acre natural area features 6.5 miles of trails and five endangered species. It overflows with flora, fauna, meadows, woodlands, and layers of limestone.
Cheer for Teams at Texas State University
College sports always make for a great time! Come catch a game with Texas State Bobcats in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Discover vintage vehicles at Dick’s Classic Garage
Part of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History, Dick’s Classic Garage is a museum with more than 80 automobiles from 1901 through 1959. The museum preserves and displays historical vehicles and related memorabilia.
Be blown away at Wimberley Glassworks
Tourists of this glass lighting and art glass studio leave in awe of the collection of limited edition sculptures, vases, lighting, and platters. You may be treated to a demonstration of artisans creating art glass. Wimberley also offers glass blowing classes. If this interests you, give them a call to see if they have an upcoming class that fits your schedule.
This list barely scratches the surface as San Marcos has many more places to explore. These eight make an excellent starting point. You can contact the San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau for suggestions based on your interests.
TRACE is a new master-planned community in San Marcos offering amazing amenities and homes from the $180s. You’ll find something for everyone of all ages and interests in San Marcos. Come discover why the city is known as “America’s Next Great Metropolis” at the edge of the Texas Hill Country!