Adventures in San Marcos

Nestled along Highway 35 between Austin and San Antonio is San Marcos, a growing town of about 70,000 people and home to Texas State University. Known in large part for its upscale outlet mall, San Marcos is a destination for a lot more than just shopping, although the outlet mall there is undeniably awesome. San Marcos, located along the banks of the San Marcos River right along Interstate 35, is thought to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Americas. It’s definitely a destination not to be missed.

Although avid shoppers will undoubtedly love San Marcos, you don’t have to love shopping to love this city! San Marcos has loads of fun in store for visitors of all ages. In fact, San Marcos has lots of outdoor activities that will make a trip to the area in the spring or summer fun for everyone. Plan some time in the greater Austin and San Antonio areas this year by packing your bags for San Marcos!

Three fun outdoor activities in San Marcos

  1. Learn to waterski, wakeboard and more at Texas Ski Ranch. If you’ve ever dreamed of gliding across the water like a pro, Texas Ski Ranch is the place to go to learn and perfect the skills you need to own the water. Learn to waterski, wakeboard, wakeskate or kneeboard from skilled instructors at this San Marcos spot. Anyone six and older can try their hand- uh, foot! Or knee!- at these awesome water sports that will make your getaway one for the memory books.
  2. Have some underground fun at Wonder World Cave & Adventure Park in San Marcos. Tour the first show cave in Texas, learning all about the rock formations, crystals, fossils and more that exist beneath the earth’s surface. When you’re finished underground, have some fun above the ground, too! Play in the arcade, ride the mini train to get up close with wildlife in the area, check out the anti-gravity house and more. Endless fun awaits!
  3. Embark on an adventure on the water with org. A former Olympian will guide you on a tour of the local area along the river in kayaks, on an adventure suitable for all ages. You can choose to paddle along in a clear kayak, stand-up paddleboard, canoe and more. You will enjoy your time along the river with other people, learning about the natural area and enjoying time with Mother Nature. If you’d rather stay on land, you can rent a private cabana with a grill, swings, slides, a treehouse and more for the ultimate day of fun.

San Marcos lodging

Pull on up to Pecan Park Riverside RV in San Marcos and stay awhile! This RV park has a variety of amenities to appease all travelers and provide you a comfortable place to call home while you’re enjoying everything the City of San Marcos has to answer. From a heated indoor pool and children’s play area to basketball and nature trails, Pecan Park Riverside RV will make you feel welcome during your stay and provide engaging activities to every member of your travel party. Enjoy!


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