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 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 highlights

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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around San Marcos?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 670 holiday rentals around San Marcos. From 326 Houses to 76 Cabins, find unique holiday homes 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 Stayz.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Marcos:

  • Greater South River City: 827 holiday homes
  • South Congress: 1,112 holiday homes
  • South Lamar: 1,125 holiday homes
  • South Austin: 2,145 holiday homes
  • West Oak Hill: 39 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to San Marcos?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in San Marcos. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • San Marcos Premium Outlets: 1,347 holiday rentals
  • Bobcat Baseball Field: 1,220 holiday rentals
  • Bobcat Softball Stadium: 1,220 holiday rentals
  • Rio Vista Park: 1,233 holiday rentals
  • Ramon Lucio Park: 1,239 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Marcos listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in San Marcos?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 326 Houses in San Marcos. Our other popular types of San Marcos holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 76 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 206 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 76 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Marcos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 254 holiday homes with pool available in San Marcos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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