San Marcos

Founded on the banks of the San Marcos River, the area is thought to be among the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Americas.

The Greater San Marcos Region is ideally located on the IH-35 corridor just 30 miles south of Austin and 40 miles north of San Antonio, two of the fastest growing MSAs in the United States and the fastest growing region in Texas. The Greater San Marcos Region represents the lower half of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA, which includes all of Hays and Caldwell Counties.

San Marcos is ranked as the fastest growing city in the U.S., and the Greater San Marcos Region is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Texas has been ranked as the No. 1 state in the country for job growth over the past five years. San Marcos is home to the Texas State University with enrollment of over 37,000 and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.

The San Marcos River comes to life from hundreds of springs right in the center of town and is a constant refreshing 72 degrees for year around enjoyment of tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling.

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Explore San Marcos

  • Commemorative Air Force Exhibit
  • LBJ Museum of San Marcos
  • Longhorn Racing Academy
  • Mermaid March
  • San Marcos Art Center
  • Wonder World Park
  • San Marcos Premium Outlets
  • Tanger Outlets
  • Hays Co Outfitters
  • Solid Gold
  • Wimberly Glassworks
Breweries & Wineries
  • AquaBrew
  • Middleton Brewing
  • Roughhouse Brewing
  • Blue Dahlia Bistro
  • Herbert's Taco Hut
  • The Root Cellar Cafe
  • Palmer's Restaurant Bar
  • Kent Black's BBQ
  • 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse
  • Italian Garden
Parks & Outdoors
  • San Marcos City Park
  • Blanco Shoals
  • Rio Vista Park
  • Bobcat Golf Range
  • Five Mile Dam
  • Kissing Tree Golf Course
  • Stokes Park
  • Lost Paintball
  • San Marcos Wildlife Habitat Park