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San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos, Texas


San Marcos, Texas is a beautiful little city located between Austin and San Antonio on Interstate 35. This city has all sorts of attractions for all visitors throughout the year. Within the city you will find a fabulous array of history and fun, and it is also a great place to enjoy camping and outdoor recreation. San Marcos is home to Texas State University as well as home to the amazing Aquarena Center.

Whatever your reason for going on vacation, San Marcos has something fabulous to offer. You can camp, RV, partake in water sports, visit museums, learn about the history of the city, and have lots of fun during your vacation. One of the greatest attractions San Marcos has to offer is the access to the San Marcos River.

The beautiful San Marcos River offers visitors natural beauty throughout the year. This river is spring-fed and widely known for its amazing clear water. The weather in San Marcos is perfect for enjoying the delights of the river.  The area averages 275 days of sun, and during the summer temperatures are in the 80s most of the time, while in the winter they are in the 50s. In the waters of the San Marcos River, visitors can enjoy the usual water sports including swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. If you are a little more adventurous, you can try tubing on the river. Even better than tubing, this river offers great snorkeling and scuba diving.

Should you want to enjoy the beauty of the river without getting wet, you can visit the Aquarena, located at the headwaters of the San Marcos River. The Aquarena Center is an aquatic observatory that has a wetlands boardwalk, nature exhibits, tours, and a gift shop. You can also ride the glass-bottom boats, which offer amazing views of the underwater environment of the river. You can view the fish and turtles, and the bubbling springs that feed the river. The Aquarena Center is located on the spot where archeologists found evidence of the Clovis culture, so head there to this amazing archeological site.

Another example of the natural wonders of San Marcos can be found at Wonder World Park. At this park you can take a tour of the Wonder Cave, an earthquake-formed park that's open to the public. This amazing park emphasizes the raw power of nature and on one of the guided tours you can learn about some of earth's geological eras and see prehistoric fossils.

San Marcos also has the Calaboose African American Museum, which has many artifacts that showcase African American life in early Texas. Visitors can head to the museums at Texas State University, including the Center for Texas Music History and Texas State Fine Arts.

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