San Marcos, TX was founded on the banks of the San Marcos River and sits between the bustling cities of Austin and San Antonio. Today, the river represents one of the most beautiful attractions available to both visitors and locals. San Marcos is also a shopper's paradise, featuring several outlet malls, and it offers car enthusiasts something very special as well.
Stay with Choice Hotels in San Marcos, Texas, located close to these popular attractions:
Dick's Classic Garage, part of the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History, is a must-see for all car enthusiasts. The garage is filled with countless restored classics and offers a first-hand look at the evolution of the automobile and its impact on society.
The San Marcos River is the perfect place to take a swim on a hot Texas day. There are plenty of spots to picnic, as well as open spaces for lawn games. The Lion's Club rents tubes for even more river fun.
The Meadows Center, formerly known as the Aquarena Center, is an educational center that preserves the unique biology of Spring Lake. The center features educational tours and exhibits, a wetland boardwalk and wildlife-viewing areas. Take a glass bottom boat tour for the best view of the lake's underwater springs and aquatic wildlife.
Visit Wimberly Glass Works, well-known for creating some of the most beautiful hand-blown glass pieces in the state, for a free glass-blowing demonstration. Visitors can take home their own hand-crafted piece at the gallery's shop.
Enjoy a kayaking or whitewater rafting lesson in the San Marcos River at the Olympic Outdoor Center. Taught by local Olympians and Olympic hopefuls, lessons at the center welcome all levels of experience. The river is ideal for learning, as the crystal-clear water averages a temperature of about 75 degrees year-round.
Experience the rich history of San Marcos when you visit the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. The amazing displays express the heritage of the Southwest through photography, literature, film and music. Enjoy a reading or lecture and feel the true essence of San Marcos come alive.
After a long day at each of these fun-filled attractions, relax and unwind with Choice Hotels in San Marcos, TX.
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