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San Marcos overview

San Marcos is a budget-friendly place distinct for its parks and riverfront, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You're sure to enjoy all of the coffee and bar options. Spend a relaxing day at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center when the weather is nice. San Marcos Premium Outlets and Schlitterbahn Waterpark are popular sights to see. San Marcos is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in San Marcos

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, San Marcos can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 104 hotels in the San Marcos area and you can shop as many as 16 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 25%.
  • • 35 2-star hotels with an average price of $46 per night
  • • 54 3-star hotels with an average price of $72 per night
  • • 10 4-star hotels with an average price of $89 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 14587 user reviews of San Marcos hotels:
  • • Alexandra's House (San Marcos)
  • • Comfort Inn (San Marcos)
  • • Courtyard San Marcos (San Marcos)
  • • Holiday Inn San Marcos (San Marcos)
  • • Candlewood Suites San Marcos (San Marcos)

How to get to San Marcos

Fly in to Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.), 28.9 mi (46.5 km) from downtown San Marcos. San Marcos Station is the closest train station.

What to see around San Marcos

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Wonder World
  • • Aquarena Center
  • • Texas Ski Ranch
  • • Central Texas Bonsai Exhibit at Jade Gardens
  • • Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Its parks, riverfront, and swimming spots are notable, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Dunbar Park
  • • Ramon Lucio Park
  • • Rio Vista Park
  • • San Marcos City Park
  • • John J. Stokes Sr. San Marcos River Park
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • San Marcos Premium Outlets
  • • New Braunfels MarketPlace
Here are some favorite choices:
  • • San Marcos Academy Baseball Field
  • • Bobcat Soccer Complex
  • • Calaboose African American History Museum
  • • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • • Texas Music Theater

When to visit San Marcos

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 76°F day, 38°F night
  • • April-June: 93°F day, 53°F night
  • • July-September: 96°F day, 63°F night
  • • October-December: 86°F day, 38°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 6.5 inches
  • • April-June: 11.5 inches
  • • July-September: 8.1 inches
  • • October-December: 9.6 inches