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Destination guide

Take in the riverfront beauty of San Marcos

Enjoy the area's art galleries, live music and theatre scene with a rental holiday home 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-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in San Marcos

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

  • 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 holiday in San Marcos. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre.

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

Can I find a vacation rental around San Marcos?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 636 vacation rentals near San Marcos. From 412 houses to 81 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near San Marcos for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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

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

  • Ramon Lucio Park: 1,276 vacation rentals
  • Calaboose African American History Museum: 1,314 vacation rentals
  • Rio Vista Park: 1,267 vacation rentals
  • John J. Stokes Sr. San Marcos River Park: 1,259 vacation rentals
  • Witliff Collections: 1,330 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Marcos listed on Vrbo UK 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. Vrbo UK has 412 Houses in San Marcos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Marcos include:

  • Cabins: 81 rentals available
  • Flats: 174 rentals available
  • Cottages: 81 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 218 vacation rentals with pool available in San Marcos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.