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Much to Do and See in San Marcos

Texas is a king sized state with much to do, but you will be most pleased if you head over to San Marcos to explore some of the best that Texas Hill Country has to offer. From shopping to numerous outdoor activities, there is more than enough to keep every member of the family engaged in one thing or another. The region is home to many species of birds, so it is not surprising that bird watcher from all over come here to stay in one of the many types of lodging that San Marcos has to offer. From heading out to the water park with the kids, or having an adult outing to the Three Dudes Winery, there is much to do and see in San Marcos.

Water Based Activities

When the summer heats up, head out to San Marcos to go tubing down the river, camp in the cool fresh air, and head fishing whenever you please. There are regular shuttles to the river from many locations in the city, and many vendors have tubes for rent that allow the family to enjoy a lazy afternoon floating down the river. There are countless options to keep you entertained, including fishing, so make sure to back the swimsuits and plenty of sun screen. Many visitors also enjoy kayaking or canoeing, and there are plenty of options for those activities in San Marcos as well.

Shopping

San Marcos is quite the shopper's paradise, with visitors coming from surrounding areas to partake in all that this city has to offer. Tanger has a major outlet center here, with over one million square feet of shops that is sure to wear out even the most avid bargain hunters out there. For those that have had too much sun, or just want to get away from the rest of the family for a few hours, there are plenty of options here to shop until you drop and then return your bags to the hotel before heading back out again.

Special Activities

If you are a bit daring, or looking for a tour to take part in, San Marcos has several unique options for you. There is a major skydiving company in the city that offers lessons to beginners, and flights for those more advanced among us. It is sure to be the flight of a lifetime, so consider that as you plan your holiday. It you want to keep your feet on the ground and partake in a few adult beverages along the way, there the Three Dudes Winery that is situated right along the banks of the river. It is highly rated and the views are magnificent.

Weather

You can probably forget to pack a jacket when coming to San Marcos, as the weather is warm year round, with the summers being rather hot and humid. This is what makes the river so appealing! There is not really a dry season, so rain can happen at any time. Even in the summer, however, temperatures rarely go over the 100-degree mark, with nights cooling off nicely.

How to Get There

San Marcos is almost right in the middle of Texas, along the Austin to San Antonio corridor. There is an airport that is growing in size, but many choose to drive here in order to have use of a vehicle to get around. Parking is plentiful and free, so if you do fly in, rent a car and you will be underway to almost anywhere in the city in relatively short order. Regular bus service from either Austin or San Antonio is also a possibility so plan accordingly.

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                                                                                                    The Cottage on the Square was a perfect location in the heart of Wimberley. Even though it was on the Square and parking was a bit of a challenge, it was peaceful and secluded. Cypress Creek was directly behind the cottage and was absolutely beautiful! Huge towering Cypress trees overlooked the banks of crystal clear blue water like a cathedral. The cool water was a welcome relief from the heat and good for swimming or fishing. BTW the fishing was good, lots of Sunfish, Catfish and a few bass. We were provided with a boat and tubes for floating in the creek. Two doors down was Ino'z patio with a live band and good food. It was a perfect distance to enjoy the music from our own comfortable gazebo sipping on a glass of wine. The interior was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. There were plenty of toiletries, linens and extras. The refrigerator was stocked with water, milk and juices. Breakfast consisted of fruit, coffee, cereal and the most delicious muffins I've ever tasted! We loved that it was self serve and unlike some B&B's we didn't have to worry about getting up in time or someone slaving over a big breakfast as we prefer to eat light. Our only disappointment was that we weren't able to stay longer.
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                                                                                                    Loved the back yard

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                                                                                                    We had a very relaxing stay at the moonshiner. We went and explored a few of the near by towns. The cabin itself is amazing. Small but perfect for two people. The grill was clean and well taken of. Fire pit was ready to go with extra wood stacked and waiting. Hot tub took a while to heat up but stayed hot once it reached the desired temp. We liked the big sink in the kitchen and the butchers block. I would love to stay there again.
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                                                                                                    Excellent place to stay!

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                                                                                                    We stayed here for a birthday party in San Marcos and everything was perfect. The home, location, back patio, and the owner were all awesome. The house is really nice, well kept and has plenty of character. The owner, Lori, threw in a basket of snacks and some Texas State koozies which came in handy on our river trip. Thank you Lori!
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