San Marcos Places

TripWhat's travel guide to San Marcos; our list of the best things to see, including Sights And Sounds of Christmas, Wonder World and Palmer's Restaurant, Bar & Courtyard.
  • The best place in San Marcos: Sights And Sounds of Christmas

    Sights And Sounds of Christmas

    San Marcos Plaza Park
    An annual Christmas festival that takes place on the first weekend of December. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Lots of booths for food and local art. Also performances by local school children and dance schools.
    food nearby
  • A cave and theme park. With a train.
    eat nearby
  • Palmer's Restaurant, Bar & Courtyard

    Palmer's Restaurant, Bar & Courtyard

    218 Moore St.
  • Grins


    802 N. LBJ Dr.
    Su-Th 11 AM - 10 PM, Fr-Sa, 11 AM - 11 PM. $10-$15.
  • Quail Creek Country Club

    2701 Airport, Hwy 21
    Golf course, swimming pool, tennis, bar, restaurant OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
    eat nearby
  • Aquarena Center - Texas State University

    Aquarena Center - Texas State University

    921 Aquarena Springs Dr.
    Nature center, springs, wetlands, glass bottomed boats.
    restaurants nearby
  • Texas Water Safari

    921 Aquarena Springs Dr.
    A marathon boat race down the San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers. It begins at Aquarena Springs at 10 AM the second saturday of June and passes several local river crossings within a few hours.
    food nearby
  • Paper Bear

    214 North L
    Crafts, cards, gifts, and treats.
  • Downtown

    lots of shops and stores for the browsing are in the downtown district
  • San Marcos Lions Tube Rental

    170 Bobcat Dr.
    10 AM - 7 PM daily June through August, weekends only in May and September. $7.50. Tube rental and shuttle. Get an inflated innertube, float down the river, drink, cavort, then get a ride back to the park.
    food nearby
  • San Marcos River Pub & Grill

    San Marcos River Pub & Grill

    701 Cheatham
    com. $10-$20.
  • Gumby's Pizza & Wings

    Gumby's Pizza & Wings

    403-A N. Guadalupe
    Gumby's Pizza is the best! Give us a call!
  • Los Cucos Mexican Cafe

    Los Cucos Mexican Cafe

    1617 Aquarena Springs Dr
    Los Cucos Mexican Cafe in Houston, Texas, is a family-owned-and-operated restaurant that has been serving authentic Mexican cuisine for more than 15 years.
  • Hill Country Grill and Martini Bar

    100 West Hopkins Street.
    Mo-Th 11 AM - 10 PM, Fr-Sa, 11 AM - 11 PM. $10-$25.
  • Triple Crown

    206 N. Edward Gary
    M-Sa 8AM-2AM, Su noon-2AM. Live music 365 days a year. Acoustic sets to punk rock, hip hop, good country, salsa and everything else. Open mic on Su. Nights one pool table, ring toss, electronic touchscreen jukebox (no internet downloads) all songs $.25 cents.
  • Texas Roadhouse

    1502 IH 35 South
    Mo-Th 4 PM - 10 PM, Fr-Sa, 11 AM - 11 PM.
  • Woody's Bar-B-Que

    2601 Hunter Road
    Mo-Sa 11 AM - 8 PM. $10-$15.
  • Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard

    Palmer's Restaurant Bar & Courtyard

    218 Moore St
    Great HAPPY HOUR 3p - 630p Mon - Fri.$3 ALL drafts, $3 House Wine, Wells, Rita Rocks, LITs, MaiTai's, $5 Mexican MartinisAll appetizers priced $2 - $8. Palmers won "BEST OF" in Hays County 3 years (2010-2012) in a row!
  • The Tap Room

    The Tap Room

    129 E Hopkins St Ste 120
  • Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop

    Alvin Ord's Sandwich Shop

    204 University Dr
  • Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

    Kobe Japanese Steakhouse

    515 Springtown Way
    Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi
  • Crazy Good Yogurt

    Crazy Good Yogurt

    1504 Aquarena Springs, #303 San Marcos, Tx 78666
    Flavors change daily...check our wall for current favorite's that are in!
  • Root Cellar Cafe

    Root Cellar Cafe

    215 N L B J Dr
  • Lovebaked Cupcakes

    Lovebaked Cupcakes

    310 Guadalupe
    Cupcakes (singles or by the dozen), Cakes, Cookies, Gourmet Coffee, Espresso
  • Golden Chick

    Golden Chick

    101 E Martin Luther King Dr
    This is the official Golden Chick page. It is administered by the Golden Chick corporate office. The Original and Still The Best!
  • Herbert's Taco Hut

    Herbert's Taco Hut

    419 Riverside Dr
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