San Marcos, Texas, located between Austin and San Antonio, is home to more than just the country’s largest outlet mall and crystal-clear river. This hip-little town is also home to award-winning breweries, delightful bistros and some things, well, you’ll have to see to believe. Once you’ve experienced the bold flavors, and even bolder people, in San Marcos, you’ll definitely want to stay a while.
Slow & Easy
With a “go with the flow” culture, it’s easy to experience San Marcos like a local. Enjoy a leisurely hike at one of San Marcos’ natural areas or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Hill Country. Treat yourself to craft beer at Middleton Brewing after your day of relaxation. Their intimate Culinary Zymurgy events allow you to indulge on internationally inspired flavors that are paired with some of Middleton’s award-winning brews by their four in-house Cicerones. Bon appétit, y’all!
Unique & Bold
Explore the crystal-clear San Marcos River with a Glow SUP Tour led by Paddle SMTX. LED lights shine underneath the paddleboards creating a stunning and unique way to see the river. End your river adventure with Cajun-influenced dishes at Ivar’s River Pub and a locally crafted Altmeyer & Lewis Brewing Co. draft. Up for more local flair? On Sundays you can witness the insane action of a Unicycle Football game. Yes, you read that right, and you’ll only find it in San Marcos.
Quirky & Colorful
Immerse yourself in the San Marcos art scene by finding all 10 of the larger-than-life mermaid statues placed around town. Then search every nook and cranny in quirky downtown San Marcos for murals of both substantial height and hidden in plain sight. Take a break from your cultural quest for a bite to eat at AquaBrew. This local brewery and gastropub is a great place to cool down, enjoy a craft beer and brewery tour.