About San Marcos Texas
San Marcos is the hub for everything because it is in the prime location between Austin and San Antonio. San Marcos was given the name San Marvelous because of the natural beauty. Both Texas State University and Meadows Center Glass- bottom boat tours (also known as the Aquarena Center) are located within the city of San Marcos.
San Marcos, Texas was labeled as one of the best places to raise your kids. It is also the fastest-growing city in the United States. Several sources has listed San Marcos as one of the most exciting places to live. It is an extremely popular area for recreation, especially tubing, canoeing, swimming, and fishing.
- Population: 50,001
- Elevation: 617 ft
- Sources have listed this city as one of the best places to raise your kids and one of the most exciting places to live.
- The annual Texas Water Safari starts on the first Saturday in June.
- The Summer in the Park concert series is every Thursday night (June-August) at a live outdoor venue.
- San Marcos Outlets holds over 140 luxury and brand name outlet stores.
San Marcos Attractions
Each year on the first Saturday in June, the Texas Water Safari starts. The Texas Water Safari is a Canoe Race that does not offer a prize to the winner. People flock to this race to win for pure bragging rights. A Walk in the Park is a 1200+ acre park with hiking and biking trails, children’s park, skate park, dog park, and public riverfront access.
The downtown area, surrounding the courthouse, is home to many bars, restaurants, boutiques, and music venues. The attractions make San Marcos a leading entertainment destination. The legendary Texas Music Theater hosted the Lone Star Music awards in the years 2011- 2013.
The Summer in the Park concert series has been hosted by the San Marcos Performing Arts Commission and the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department for more than 20 years. This event is put on at a live outdoor venue every Thursday night (June-August), where live music is hosted. Contributing to the music scene in San Marcos, Texas State University hosts the Hill Country Jazz Festival and Eddie Durham Celebration annually. KTSW, the university’s radio station, also holds an annual festival called MR Fest. “MR” is an acronym “My Radio” but is pronounced “mister.” In 2012, local entrepreneurs began hosting an ongoing outdoor concert series called Foodstock (a play on Woodstock) to benefit the Hays County Food Bank.
There were several movies and television shows that were filmed in this area, one of which was Pirhana. In June 2006, The View named the San Marcos Outlets as the third-best place to shop in the world. The outlet includes over 140 luxury and brand name outlet stores; some of which included Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th, Vera Bradley outlet, Victoria’s Secret outlet, and many more. Another outlet mall is the Tanger Outlets, which includes over 100 stores with popular brands. Some of these brands include American Eagle Outfitters, LOFT outlet, Crocs, and other great stores.
$15 nightly admission. $20 Weekend Pass. Weekend Pass must be purchased in advance. This is a TTTPA Sanctioned Event.
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A Day of Family Fun with Thomas and Friends. Take a 25 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank Engine TM. Meet Sir Topham Hatt. Enjoy Storytelling, Live Music, Build with Lego® Duplo® Bricks and Much More!
Come take a step back in time and witness what it was like to be a settler during the frontier days. See a real live blacksmith, sugar cane made into syrup, bread baked in a wood burning stove, or visit a one-room school house and “do your lessons” on a slate board.
The Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds are open April through August, Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Established in 1849, Fort Croghan was the third of the first four forts established by the United States government to protect settlements from hostile Indians. From 1849 until its decommission in 1853 Fort Croghan was the home to Company C, 8th Infantry, U.S.A. (mounted) and eventually became the headquarters of the Second Dragoon Regiment.
Today’s Fort Croghan is representative of those early days of what was to become Burnet, Texas. Come and visit us. See the sights and imagine the sounds of the frontier as you visit the blacksmith’s shop, the one room school house, the powder house or the stage coach stop. The museum offers over 1200 historic artifacts from in and around the Burnet County area. Come visit the Texas frontier as it once was. Come visit Fort Croghan.
People love yard sales and bargains! Treasure hunters? Pickers? You have got to see this. Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square. Love bargains? Love the chase? Come to Burnet and the City-Wide Garage Sale!
Come Buy or Sell Treasures, Antiques & Collectibles, Jewelry, Furniture, Tools, Electronics, Books, Clothing, Sporting Goods and Much More. There is something for Everyone!
Garage Sales in Downtown Burnet around the Square.
Feel the anticipation of Joseph and Mary approaching the gates, urgency quickening their steps.
Pick your way through transients, peddlers, the crippled, and aged in the town’s fringe. Experience the presence of animals as they affect all aspects of life in that time . . camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves.
Explore the narrow streets to faint strains of ancient music and savor the smells of fresh goat butter, campfires, and hot bread. Then immerse yourself in the din of the marketplace; the revelers in the tavern, shouted insults to and from the Roman oppressors, merchants, craftspeople, taxpayers, and beggars all seeking money, or position, or revenge.
Search for the inn, only to find it full (as others did long ago). Then follow the trail to the cave where a road-weary couple has moved in with the animals, their place in God’s plan and secular history to be made secure on this night. For the child in their arms was the incarnation of God Himself, come to the world that all who would place their faith in Him might enjoy eternal fellowship in His presence.