A Natural Beauty
San Marcos, Texas, is conveniently located in Central Texas between Austin and San Antonio. It is truly the center of it all. No matter where you are in Central Texas, you won’t have too far to go before you get to San Marcos.
San Marcos is home to a unique multicultural heritage and history. Hispanic, African-American, German, Anglo, and other cultural influences are a part of its everyday life. Founded in 1851 along the spring-fed San Marcos Rivers, the city has attracted visitors for more than 12,000 years. Archaeologists have found artifacts of ancient native Americans who lived, fished, and hunted along its banks.
San Marcos is a natural beauty and its most intriguing feature is its river. Bubbling to life from hundreds of underground springs right in the center of town, the San Marcos River is enjoyed year round.
It is home to Texas State University, which is the alma mater of President Lyndon B. Johnson. In San Marcos you will also find the famous San Marcos outlet malls (largest in the Southwest), an historic downtown with several live music venues, unique and eclectic restaurants, and many other cultural, civic, sports, outdoor, and religious activities.
San Marcos is a fun, beautiful place to visit for an hour, a day, or even a week. If you decide to make it home, they’d love to call you one of their own.