San Marcos

Water might not be the first thing you expect to find when you visit inland Texas, but San Marcos is famous for its on-the-water activities.

Tubing on the San Marcos River is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon with a family group or beer-drinking buddies. The trip on the warm and clean spring-fed stream goes through downtown San Marcos and passes Texas State University and lush greenery. If you’d rather stay dry, go to the TSU stadium to watch the Bobcats play American football, visit local breweries and wineries or hit the huge discount shipping malls for fashion at very low prices.