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.

How many vacation rentals are available around San Marcos?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 669 house rentals around San Marcos. From 80 Cabins to 321 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around San Marcos is on Vrbo.

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:

  • South Austin: 2,288 vacation rentals
  • Parker Lane: 105 vacation rentals
  • Montopolis: 22 vacation rentals
  • South Lamar: 1,336 vacation rentals
  • McKinney: 19 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?

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

  • San Marcos Premium Outlets: 1,384 home rentals
  • Aquarena Springs Museum: 1,343 home rentals
  • Ramon Lucio Park: 1,261 home rentals
  • Rio Vista Park: 1,258 home rentals
  • Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force: 805 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Marcos listed on Vrbo 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 Cabins in San Marcos?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 80 Cabins in San Marcos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Marcos include:

  • Houses: 321 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 208 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 80 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 257 vacation homes with pool available in San Marcos.

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