Welcome to San Marcos Area – The longest continuously inhabited place in North America! San Marcos is a bustling college town. You’ll find the San Marcos area thirty minutes south of Austin.

Shopping and Fun

Abounding with activity year-round you are never at a loss for entertainment.  Start with the outlet malls. The San Marcos Outlet Mall boasts over 300 stores. For example, you can find everything from Gucci to Adidas. Additionally, you’ll find a million square feet of retail space and plenty of places to eat.  Then, you can head over to Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum. Here, you can enjoy a stunning array of vintage cars from the early 20th Century. Finally, you should stop by Wonder World, the quirky little theme park established in 1905.  It runs over the Balcones Fault Line and is Texas’ first show cave.  There is a wildlife park, the famous anti-gravity house, and the 110 foot observation tower allowing gorgeous panoramic views of San Marcos.


If nightlife is what you’re looking for, the San Marcos Area has you covered. Cheatham Street Warehouse is revered for its Wednesday night singer-songwriter circles. For example, it is where a young George Strait got his start!  The San Marcos Square is where you will find tons of restaurants, bars, shops, and the newly opened LBJ museum. Catch a play at Texas State University from the talented Theatre and Dance students or a football game at the newly renovated Bobcat Stadium where the NCAA Division II Bobcats play.

The crystal clear San Marcos River runs right through the middle of town and is the soul of this great city. According to Native American legend it is the real location of the Fountain of Youth. You can tube all year long, partake in a night paddle board tour, or kayak the 75.2 miles of its calming waters.  You can also catch the beginning of the world famous Texas Water Safari in June. This 262 mile kayak race begins in San Marcos and ends at the Gulf of Mexico. With its constant temperature of 72 degrees, the river is always  an option.

Located just outside of San Marcos is  the town of Martindale if you prefer a little slower pace.  Martindale, established in 1855, is best known in recent years as a favorite Hollywood destination for filming movies.   “A Perfect World”, starring Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner, and “The Newton Boys”, starring Matthew McConaughey and Ethan Hawke were filmed there.

18 04, 2020

Property Management Companies

2020-05-25T13:10:28-05:00April 18th, 2020|Austin Area, Bastrop, Blanco, Canyon Lake, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Fischer, Fredericksburg, Hill Country Lodging, Horsehoe Bay, Johnson City, New Braunfels, Property Management, San Marcos Area, Spring Branch, Wimberley|

Professionalism Drives Value With so many property management companies to choose from, you should consider many factors. At first, you may feel overwhelmed, but take your time to find a company. After all, you'll partner with these folks to drive visitors to your property. You'll find all kinds of different options which all you to [...]

19 02, 2020

Spring Break In The Hill Country

2020-05-26T12:51:54-05:00February 19th, 2020|Annual Events, Blanco, Driftwood, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, San Marcos Area, Wimberley|

Family Fun Spring break in the Hill Country welcomes you to relax and enjoy yourself! For example, you can hike, go tubing, gaze at the stars, and zip line over the Wimberley Valley. When you do, your family can experience the best spring break in the Hill Country with a little planning. One of the [...]

10 12, 2019

Welcome the New Year

2020-04-18T12:49:03-05:00December 10th, 2019|Annual Events, Blanco, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Hill Country Lodging, New Braunfels, San Marcos Area, Seasonal Interest, Texas Hill Country Attractions, Wimberley|

Photo by Fotolia Different Ways to Welcome The New Year Welcome the New Year by discovering the many cultural influences in the Texas Hill Country! As a result, you can often find new experiences and sample different cultures at the same time in the Texas Hill Country. When you visit, you'll find German, [...]

23 05, 2019

Keeping the Hill Country Beautiful

2020-04-13T17:12:23-05:00May 23rd, 2019|San Marcos Area, Texas Hill Country Attractions|

San Marcos San Marcos' slogan, 'Keeping the Hill Country Beautiful', drives the culture and sense of community for the area. The San Marcos River cuts right through the heart of the city and provides a calm and fun trip for anyone wanting to canoe or tube. With this feature, residents and visitors mingle for relaxing [...]

25 03, 2019

Texas Hill Country Destination Spots

2020-05-26T12:07:13-05:00March 25th, 2019|Canyon Lake, General Interest, New Braunfels, San Marcos Area, Spring Branch|

Texas Hill Country Destinations (Part 2) We continue our trek through the Texas Hill Country destination spots and focus on four family vacation in. You'll love visiting New Braunfels, San Marcos, Canyon Lake and Spring Branch. There is nothing more relaxing that tubing down the Guadalupe River. As a result, even if it is just [...]

6 03, 2019

IndyCar Classic In The Texas Hill Country

2020-04-13T16:57:31-05:00March 6th, 2019|Annual Events, San Marcos Area|

IndyCar Classic IndyCar racing finally arrives in the Texas Hill Country March 22 - 24, 2019! The debut race will blend of 200 mph and Texas hospitality at the Circuit Of The Americas (COTA). 20 turns and 2 blazing-fast straight-aways will challenge drivers on the Circuit Of The Americas. As a result, the IndyCar Classic [...]

8 02, 2017

8 Hill Country Cities

2020-08-17T10:47:15-05:00February 8th, 2017|Austin Area, Blanco, Canyon Lake, Dripping Springs, Johnson City, New Braunfels, San Marcos Area, Seasonal Interest, Wimberley|

8 Reasons to Spring into the Texas Hill Country Spring is right around the corner and that means it is time to get out and explore Mother Nature. With so many amazing cities here in the Texas Hill Country from Wimberley, TX to Austin, Hill Country Premier Lodging has everything you need for your next [...]

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