Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of San Marcos

Enjoy the area's art galleries, live music and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in San Marcos. Renowned for its shopping, riverfront and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. San Marcos Premium Outlets and Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and Resort are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in San Marcos

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes San Marcos a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and Resort (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Aquarena Center (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Wonder World (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Quail Creek Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Three Dudes Winery (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Texas Ski Ranch (9.9 mi / 16 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in San Marcos

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in San Marcos. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
  • Ramon Lucio Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • San Marcos City Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Rio Vista Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Dunbar Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • John J. Stokes Sr. San Marcos River Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)

Transportation options to and around San Marcos

The nearest airport is in Austin, TX (AUS-Austin-Bergstrom Intl.), located 27.5 mi (44.3 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to San Marcos Station.

Where to stay around San Marcos?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 656 holiday lettings near San Marcos. From 327 Houses to 70 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San Marcos is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Marcos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Marcos:

  • Dunbar: 16 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 17 holiday homes
  • East Riverside - Oltorf: 805 holiday homes
  • Oak Hill: 43 holiday homes
  • West Oak Hill: 37 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Marcos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in San Marcos. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • John J. Stokes Sr. San Marcos River Park: 1,168 holiday lettings
  • San Marcos Premium Outlets: 1,286 holiday lettings
  • Bobcat Softball Stadium: 1,171 holiday lettings
  • Rio Vista Park: 1,179 holiday lettings
  • San Marcos Station: 1,207 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San Marcos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Marcos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 327 Houses in San Marcos. Our other popular types of San Marcos holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 70 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 200 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 70 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Marcos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 255 holiday homes with pool available in San Marcos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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