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 features

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)
How to get there

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 near San Marcos?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 674 house rentals near San Marcos. From 326 Houses to 76 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San Marcos for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Marcos:

  • Greater South River City: 843 vacation rentals
  • South Austin: 2,195 vacation rentals
  • South Congress: 1,150 vacation rentals
  • East Riverside - Oltorf: 886 vacation rentals
  • South Lamar: 1,163 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to San Marcos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in San Marcos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • San Marcos Premium Outlets: 1,352 home rentals
  • Bobcat Baseball Field: 1,225 home rentals
  • Bobcat Softball Stadium: 1,229 home rentals
  • Rio Vista Park: 1,238 home rentals
  • Ramon Lucio Park: 1,242 home rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Marcos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 326 Houses in San Marcos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Marcos include:

  • Cabins: 76 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 209 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 76 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Marcos?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 258 vacation homes with pool available in San Marcos.

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