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About San Marcos

Enjoy a stay at one of the most exciting cities in America! Well known for its magnificent lake and springs, San Marcos is the perfect place for your vacation. With a variety of different properties available on FlipKey, you won't be short of options!

About San Marcos, Texas

Come and explore one of the earliest settlements in America. San Marcos has a rich history going back 12,000 years and was once home to the Clovis Indians.

Found on the Balcones Fault, the city lies between Hill Country to the west and the Coastal Plains to the East. So, there's plenty for you to discover!

Home to Texas State University, it's a vibrant treasure trove of activity. Bars and restaurants cater to a fun-loving crowd, so grab a drink in a rooftop bar and make some new friends. For food, try a juicy burger or a fine steak at an authentic Texan eatery. Dance the night away with a wide choice of live music every night. The social life of the city is certainly just as captivating as the wildlife.

You'll soon see exactly why the locals call it 'San Marvelous'!

What to do in San Marcos

Fancy some water sports? This is the perfect place! The San Marcos Springs form Spring Lake, the source of San Marcos River. And with such wonderful, clear water, it's fantastic for a spot of swimming or canoeing.

If you're really feeling adventurous, try your hand at tubing. Flying across the water on a rubber donut pulled by a speedboat is one experience you'll never forget!

There's plenty of beautiful fishing spots too, so when you want a bit of time out from the action you can relax and just take in the view. The springs are also home to several endangered species, so the hiking routes and bike trails here are full of natural wonder. Check out the awesome caves at Wonder World Park!

Feel the need for some shopping? Head on over to the San Marcos Outlet Malls, praised as one of the best places to shop in the world!

Top travel tips for San Marcos

Fly into San Marcos Municipal Airport. From there your best choice for transport is to rent a car. There's a lot of handy free parking around the city, but there are also good bus services to get you around, too.

Just as an inside tip, if you really want to make the most of your time here, you should rent a bike!

Like with most American cities tipping is customary, so take this into account when budgeting for your holiday.

Make sure to catch a football game at the at Bobcat Stadium during your stay too!

So, whether it's hiking, wildlife, adventure or chill out spots that you seek, San Marcos has it all. Use FlipKey to manage your stay, and find the perfect place to match your vacation!