Guidebook for San Marcos Texas

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Guidebook for San Marcos Texas

Sightseeing

Wonderful experience blending with nature and a wonderful chance to learn about the Balcones Fault, the San Marcos River, and the Edwards Aquifer. The experience is a lot of fun for the kids as well.
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Meadows Center Glass-Bottom Boat Tours
201 San Marcos Springs Drive
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Wonderful experience blending with nature and a wonderful chance to learn about the Balcones Fault, the San Marcos River, and the Edwards Aquifer. The experience is a lot of fun for the kids as well.
More than 200 artesian springs flow into Spring Lake at the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Human history stretches back more than 12,000 years to the last ice age, and natural history even further. Spring Lake is a jewel for divers.
Spring Lake
201 San Marcos Springs Drive
More than 200 artesian springs flow into Spring Lake at the headwaters of the San Marcos River. Human history stretches back more than 12,000 years to the last ice age, and natural history even further. Spring Lake is a jewel for divers.
Experience the San Marcos River like never before on a guided Paddle SMTX Glow Kayak paddle adventure. Each kayak features waterproof LED lighting with seven different color settings, so you can see the flora and fauna of the San Marcos River in the darkness.
Paddle SMTX
500 Wonder World Drive
Experience the San Marcos River like never before on a guided Paddle SMTX Glow Kayak paddle adventure. Each kayak features waterproof LED lighting with seven different color settings, so you can see the flora and fauna of the San Marcos River in the darkness.
Among the park's highlights is Wonder Cave, a recorded Texas historic landmark and ancient earthquake cave. Other attractions include a trackless motor train, an anti-gravity house, and a wildlife park.
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Wonder World Park
1000 Prospect St
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Among the park's highlights is Wonder Cave, a recorded Texas historic landmark and ancient earthquake cave. Other attractions include a trackless motor train, an anti-gravity house, and a wildlife park.
It's the perfect time to dip into a pool of cool, clear, spring-fed water. Tubing down the famous San Marcos River is extremely popular. It is also one of the best ways to enjoy water that remains 72 degrees throughout the year. Local summer traditions like this get you into the water, onto a tube, and relaxing while you float down the river.
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Texas State Tubes
101 River Park Dr
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It's the perfect time to dip into a pool of cool, clear, spring-fed water. Tubing down the famous San Marcos River is extremely popular. It is also one of the best ways to enjoy water that remains 72 degrees throughout the year. Local summer traditions like this get you into the water, onto a tube, and relaxing while you float down the river.
Fun Fact: Texas State University is the only university in Texas to have graduated a U.S. president. Guess Who: Lyndon Baines Johnson
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Texas State University
601 University Drive
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Fun Fact: Texas State University is the only university in Texas to have graduated a U.S. president. Guess Who: Lyndon Baines Johnson

Shopping

There are two outlet malls in San Marcos, the Tanger Factory Outlet Center and the Premium Outlets. Combined, the two malls have more than 240 stores.
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San Marcos Premium Outlets
3939 I-35
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There are two outlet malls in San Marcos, the Tanger Factory Outlet Center and the Premium Outlets. Combined, the two malls have more than 240 stores.

Arts & Culture

The Wittliff Collections, located on the seventh floor of the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University, was founded by William D. Wittliff in 1987. The Wittliff Collections include the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection.
The Wittliff Collections
The Wittliff Collections, located on the seventh floor of the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University, was founded by William D. Wittliff in 1987. The Wittliff Collections include the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection.
The Central Texas Wing hangar houses seven CAF aircraft: a Douglas C-47A "That's All Brother", a Bell P-39Q Airacobra, a North American B-25J "Yellow Rose", a Beech C-45 Expeditor, a North American AT-6 Texan, a Vultee BT-13A Valian, and a Cessna U-3A Administrator. The hangar also houses a Bell 47G helicopter.
Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing
The Central Texas Wing hangar houses seven CAF aircraft: a Douglas C-47A "That's All Brother", a Bell P-39Q Airacobra, a North American B-25J "Yellow Rose", a Beech C-45 Expeditor, a North American AT-6 Texan, a Vultee BT-13A Valian, and a Cessna U-3A Administrator. The hangar also houses a Bell 47G helicopter.

Drinks

The Middleton Brewing Company is a brewpub located between San Marcos and Wimberley, Texas. They have an extensive selection of ales that are perfect for the Texas Hill Country. In addition, they offer a wide selection of wines and locally made ciders.
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Middleton Brewing LLC (MBTX)
101 Oakwood Loop
29 recommandé par les habitants
The Middleton Brewing Company is a brewpub located between San Marcos and Wimberley, Texas. They have an extensive selection of ales that are perfect for the Texas Hill Country. In addition, they offer a wide selection of wines and locally made ciders.
Roughhouse Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in San Marcos, Texas, that specializes in American farmhouse ales, traditional lagers, and spontaneous cave-aged beers.
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Roughhouse Brewing
680 Oakwood Loop
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Roughhouse Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in San Marcos, Texas, that specializes in American farmhouse ales, traditional lagers, and spontaneous cave-aged beers.
Warm-industrial brewhouse with reclaimed wood serving craft ales alongside global plates.
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AquaBrew
150 S L B J Dr
14 recommandé par les habitants
Warm-industrial brewhouse with reclaimed wood serving craft ales alongside global plates.

Parks & Nature

Recreation area with scenic overlooks & a trail system for hiking & biking, plus parking areas.
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Purgatory Creek Natural Area
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Recreation area with scenic overlooks & a trail system for hiking & biking, plus parking areas.
14-acre regional park featuring sports courts, a swimming pool, picnic areas & hiking/biking trails.
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Rio Vista Park
555 Cheatham Street
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14-acre regional park featuring sports courts, a swimming pool, picnic areas & hiking/biking trails.
Spring Lake Natural Area is a little known 251-acre park that sits just above Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. It offers many miles of natural surface trails and is open to the public for hiking, biking, birding, photography.
Spring Lake Preserve
Spring Lake Natural Area is a little known 251-acre park that sits just above Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San Marcos River. It offers many miles of natural surface trails and is open to the public for hiking, biking, birding, photography.
Children's park featuring swings, slides & climbing equipment, plus water activities in the river.
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Children's Park
205 S CM Allen Pkwy
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Children's park featuring swings, slides & climbing equipment, plus water activities in the river.

Entertainment Activities

A multilevel nightclub and music venue featuring a wide variety of live bands in a historical building.
The Marc
120 E San Antonio St
A multilevel nightclub and music venue featuring a wide variety of live bands in a historical building.
With the Longhorn Racing Academy, you can drive the Supercar of your dreams on a real racetrack! No pace cars. No speed limits. No experience needed!
The Longhorn Racing Academy
2840 Harris Hill Road
With the Longhorn Racing Academy, you can drive the Supercar of your dreams on a real racetrack! No pace cars. No speed limits. No experience needed!
You can fly from their own private airport with a large landing area and a variety of amenities that will make your skydiving experience world-class, whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned veteran!
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Skydive Spaceland San Marcos
517 Airfield Road
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You can fly from their own private airport with a large landing area and a variety of amenities that will make your skydiving experience world-class, whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned veteran!

Food Scene

It is the epitome of chic, hip, and cozy to eat at the Root Cellar Cafe (American cuisine). This is the coolest place for brunch if you want to feel like the main character in a movie. For three years in a row, it was voted one of the best restaurants in San Marcos, TX.
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The Root Cellar Cafe
215 North LBJ Drive
33 recommandé par les habitants
It is the epitome of chic, hip, and cozy to eat at the Root Cellar Cafe (American cuisine). This is the coolest place for brunch if you want to feel like the main character in a movie. For three years in a row, it was voted one of the best restaurants in San Marcos, TX.
Occasionally, we all deserve a taste of smoky, fall-off-the-bone barbecue. Black's barbecue is one of the top San Marcos restaurants for that smoky goodness.
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Black's Barbecue San Marcos
510 Hull Street
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Occasionally, we all deserve a taste of smoky, fall-off-the-bone barbecue. Black's barbecue is one of the top San Marcos restaurants for that smoky goodness.
Whether you are on a romantic date, a family gathering, a foodie tour, or a business meeting, Palmer's Restaurant offers the best food in San Marcos.
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Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard
218 Moore Street
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Whether you are on a romantic date, a family gathering, a foodie tour, or a business meeting, Palmer's Restaurant offers the best food in San Marcos.
Indulge in fine dining in San Marcos even as you take in the flavors of a home-cooked meal. At night, the ambiance and lighting make for a perfect romantic dinner.
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Cody's Restaurant Bar & Patio
690 Centerpoint Rd
11 recommandé par les habitants
Indulge in fine dining in San Marcos even as you take in the flavors of a home-cooked meal. At night, the ambiance and lighting make for a perfect romantic dinner.
Pie Society is the place to go if you’re looking for casual spots to eat in restaurants near you. From savory pies and calzones to pizzas with excellent crusts, you’ll want to come back for this one.
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Pie Society
700 N LBJ Dr
18 recommandé par les habitants
Pie Society is the place to go if you’re looking for casual spots to eat in restaurants near you. From savory pies and calzones to pizzas with excellent crusts, you’ll want to come back for this one.
Indulge in the perfect, creamy, slow-churned ice cream in a store everyone in town knows.
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Rhea's Ice Cream- SMTX
318 North LBJ Drive
6 recommandé par les habitants
Indulge in the perfect, creamy, slow-churned ice cream in a store everyone in town knows.