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San-Marcos is a beautiful city located in central Texas in the Austin metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,894. San Marcos is situated on Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio, along the banks of the San Marcos River. This area is considered to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the Northern Hemisphere. The city of San Marcos is home to Texas State University and the Aquarena Center. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau named it the fastest-growing city in the United States. Also in 2013, it was #9 on Business Insider's list of the "10 Most Exciting Cities in America." In 2010, it was listed on Business Week's survey of the "Best Places to Raise Your Kids." The scenic San Marcos River is a popular recreational spot for swimming, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Aquarena, in San Marcos, is an educational center dedicated to the preservation of the archeological and biological resources of Spring Lake, an artificial freshwater reservoir which contains several springs. It's managed on behalf of Texas State University by the Texas River Systems Institute. Aquarena Center was established in 1994 when Southwest Texas State University purchased land previously used as an amusement park, including Spring Lake. Today, glass-bottom boats rides are still available on Spring Lake, and last about a half-hour. The Aquarena Center has been designated as a critical habitat, subject to the Endangered Species Act, because the springs are home to several endangered species.

Surrounding areas: Kyle, Texas (8.3 mi), Wimberley, Texas (12.3 mi), Gruene, Texas (14.0 mi), New Braunfels, Texas (16.6 mi), Driftwood, Texas (17.4 mi), Canyon Lake, Texas (19.2 mi), Lake McQueeney, Texas (20.3 mi)

San Marcos Vacation Rentals

San Marcos Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Amerihost Inn & Suites San Marcos4210 Ih-35 SouthSan Marcos, TX (512) 392-6800
Best Western-San Marcos917 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX (512) 754-7557
Comfort Inn San Marcos1611 I-35 NSan Marcos, TX (512) 396-5665
Comfort Suites San Marcos104 Ih35 NSan Marcos, TX (512) 392-1006
Econo Lodge811 S Guadalupe StSan Marcos, TX (512) 353-5300
Friendship Inn San Marcos1507 Ih-35 NSan Marcos, TX (512) 396-6060
Hampton Inn & Suites106 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX (512) 754-7707
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites108 I-h 35San Marcos, TX (877) 866-3468
La Quinta Inn-San Marcos1619 Ih 35San Marcos, TX (512) 392-8800
Microtel Inn921 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX (512) 754-7766
Mictrol Inn San921 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX (512) 754-7766
Motel 6 #0334 San Amrcos1321 Ih-35San Marcos, TX (512) 369-8705
Quality Inn1433 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX (512) 353-7770
Ramada LTD1701 Ih 35 NSan Marcos, TX (512) 395-8000
Red Roof Inn817 Ih 35 NorthSan Marcos, TX (512) 754-8899
Rodeway Inn801 I H 35 NSan Marcos, TX (512) 353-1303
Rodeway Inn1635 Aquarena Springs DrSan Marcos, TX (512) 353-8011
America's Best Value Inn15101 Ih 35Buda, TX9.6 mi.(512) 312-1550
Mountain View Motel3 Miles S Of Wimberley RR12Wimberley, TX12.3 mi.(512) 847-2992
Gruene Homestead Inn832 Gruene RdNew Braunfels, TX14.5 mi.(830) 606-0216
Quality Inn & Suites1533 I-35 NNew Braunfels, TX14.6 mi.(830) 643-9300
Rodeway Inn1209 I-35 NNew Braunfels, TX15.2 mi.(830) 629-6991
Howard Johnson201 Loop 337New Braunfels, TX15.6 mi.(830) 629-6888
Best Western Plum Creek Inn2001 Hwy 183 SouthLockhart, TX16.3 mi.(512) 398-4911
Comfort Suites1489 Ih-35 NNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 643-1100
Days Inn New Braunfels963 Ih-35 NorthNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 608-0004
Executive Inn & Suites808 Hwy 46 SouthNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 625-3932
Fountain Motel1210 Hwy 81 EastNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 625-2821
Holiday Inn New Braunfels1051 Ih-35 NorthNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 625-8017
La Quinta Inn & Suites365 Hwy 46 SouthNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 627-3333
La Quinta Inn & Suites375 Hwy 46 SouthNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 627-3333
Stratford House Inn New Braunfels1063 Ih-35 NNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 629-6967
Super 8 Motel-new Braufels510 Hwy 46 SNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 629-1155
T Bar M Ranch2549 Hwy 46 WNew Braunfels, TX16.6 mi.(830) 625-7738
Hampton Inn979 Ih 35 NNew Braunfels, TX17.1 mi.(830) 608-0123
Best Western Inn & Suites1493 Ih 35 NNew Braunfels, TX18.1 mi.(830) 625-7337
Best Western-Seguin1603 I-10/Hwy 46Seguin, TX21.8 mi.(830) 379-9631
Comfort Inn & Suites3013 N Hwy 123 BypSeguin, TX21.8 mi.(830) 372-3990
Hampton Inn1130 Larkin AveSeguin, TX21.8 mi.(830) 379-4400
Holiday Inn-Seguin2950 N Hwy 123 BypSeguin, TX21.8 mi.(830) 372-0860
Bed & Breakfast
Fairview Bed & Breakfast1304 Newning AveAustin, TX28.0 mi.(512) 444-4746

San Marcos Weather & Climate

The south-central Hill Country of Texas has an arid climate, but sits on the edge of the humid subtropical climate zone. Summers are hot and winters are warm to cool. Spring and fall are comfortably warm. The area receives up to 48 inches of rain per year, with the wettest months being April and May. Widespread flooding is common. The central hill country receives about a dozen nights per year below freezing. Occasionally, there is sleet, freezing rain or snow. It's not uncommon for some winters to have no freezing precipitation at all. Tornadoes are possible, although not as common as in other areas of the state. July and August are the hottest months. The highest temperature recorded was 111 F in 2000, and the lowest recorded temperature ever was 0 F in January 1949.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 38°F 2.05 in. -
February 65°F 42°F 2.21 in. -
March 73°F 49°F 2.09 in. -
April 79°F 56°F 2.85 in. -
May 85°F 65°F 5.31 in. -
June 91°F 71°F 4.84 in. -
July 95°F 73°F 2.12 in. -
August 95°F 73°F 2.65 in. -
September 90°F 68°F 3.46 in. -
October 82°F 58°F 4.03 in. -
November 71°F 48°F 3.17 in. -
December 63°F 40°F 2.41 in. -

San Marcos Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Marcos Municipal airport (HYI) located about 4 miles east of San Marcos, the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located approximately 26 miles northeast of San Marcos in Austin, Texas, the San Antonio International airport (SAT) located roughly 39 miles southwest of San Marcos in San Antonio, Texas, and finally Kerrville Municipal Louis Schreiner Field (ERV) located around 68 miles west of San Marcos in Kerrville, Texas.

San Marcos Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Landa ParkNew BraunfelsTX16.6 mi.
Kiddie Park Of San AntonioSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.
SeaWorld San AntonioSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.
Six Flags Fiesta TexasSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.
Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX16.6 mi.
Splashdown San AntonioSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Quail Creek Country ClubSan MarcosTX 
Southwest Texas Golf CourseSan MarcosTX 
Plum Creek Golf CourseKyleTX7.9 mi.
Quicksand at WoodcreekWimberleyTX11.6 mi.
BanditNew BraunfelsTX16.6 mi.
Landa Park Municipal Golf CourseNew BraunfelsTX16.6 mi.
Lees Par 3 Golf Course & Driving RangeNew BraunfelsTX16.6 mi.
Sundance Golf CourseNew BraunfelsTX16.6 mi.
Lockhart State Park Golf CourseLockhartTX16.9 mi.
Canyon Lake Golf & Country ClubCanyon LakeTX19.1 mi.
Max Starcke Park Golf CourseSeguinTX22.4 mi.
Lulling Golf ClubLulingTX22.9 mi.
Chaparral Country ClubSeguinTX23.4 mi.
Northcliffe Golf & Country ClubCiboloTX27.9 mi.
Avery Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX28.7 mi.
Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club & RangeAustinTX28.7 mi.
Butler Park Pitch & Putt Golf CourseAustinTX28.7 mi.
Cedars on Bergstrom Golf CourseAustinTX28.7 mi.
Circle C Ranch Golf ClubAustinTX28.7 mi.
Falconhead Golf ClubAustinTX28.7 mi.
Hancock Park Golf CourseAustinTX28.7 mi.
Jimmy ClayRoy Kizer Golf CourseAustinTX28.7 mi.
Lions Municipal Golf CourseAustinTX28.7 mi.
Rebecca Creek Golf CourseSpring BranchTX28.7 mi.
State Parks
Lockhart State ParkTX15.2 mi. 
Palmetto State ParkTX30.2 mi. 
Blanco State ParkTX31.7 mi. 
Martinez State ParkTX34.9 mi. 
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX29.1 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX29.1 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX29.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX29.1 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX29.1 mi.(History)
Magic Lantern Castle MuseumSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.(History)
Wooden Nickel Historical MuseumSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Institute of Texan CulturesSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Marion Koogler McNay Art MuseumSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.(Art)
AlamoSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.(History)
Fort Sam Houston MuseumSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Antonio Zoological Gardens and AquariumSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.
Sea World of San AntonioSan AntonioTX45.9 mi.
The Texas ZooVictoriaTX93.5 mi.

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