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 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around San Marcos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 668 holiday lettings around San Marcos. From 80 cabins to 320 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a shore-front property in San Marcos?

You won't be met with views of the side of your neighbour's house in this area. Divine waterfront scenes and lazy days with your squad are the only things in your line of sight now. HomeAway has no less than 111 holiday rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has plenty more options to browse through, including:

  • 110 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 90 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 77 waterfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in San Marcos?

Instead of staying in a cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could just rent a whole house. You'll be a part of the neighbourhood before you know it! There are 319 options available on HomeAway. Prices start at £57 per night. Or perhaps you'd prefer one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Condo: 199 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £99 per night.
  • Cabin: 54 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.
  • Hotel: 36 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.

Can I stay in San Marcos in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect trip is spending time with your favourite people in an entirely new place. If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help out. Condo holiday rentals are the leading choice here for big groups of guests. Our international database presently has 123 available. Rental accommodation in this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • Are you searching for places that can sleep 6 guests? We have 416 that will be ideal. The prices start from £57 per night.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 8 guests? We have 242 that will suit. You can book one for as little as £89 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 10? We offer 112 holiday rentals that will be ideal. Prices start from £115 a night.

So don't fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your grandma and all your mates to San Marcos.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in San Marcos?

Reduce those pesky accommodation costs by organising your stay with HomeAway. You'll find plenty of excellent holiday rentals and save heaps! Northeast Side is an awesome area to look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 34 holiday rentals, and the average price is a modest £76 per night. Dunbar is another place to check out. We have 16 and the average price is around £92 per night.

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