San Antonio Day Trip to San Marcos

San Marcos Day Trip

San Marcos Texas has more than shopping, but the malls are what it is best known for. You can get there from San Antonio in a little less than one hour and the drive is well worth it!

Tanger Outlet Mall and Prime Outlets are side by side, across a street from each other so it looks like one gigantic outlet mall. Hundreds and hundreds of stores with a huge variety of items are available with shops to please every member of your family. Buy clothes, books, shoes, candles, housewares, candles, jewelry, calendars, pots and pans, silverware, dishes, and so much more. This is San Antonio’s favorite place to shop, outside of our own malls.

San Marcos River

You will want to visit the Aquarena Center at 1 Aquarena Springs Drive, in the center of town. Located on Spring Lake, a glass-bottom boat tour so you can see the beautiful lake underwater is fun for the kids and adults as well. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids, from 4 to 14. I highly recommend doing this.

During the summer you can tube the San Marcos River. Tubes are for rent on the river so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. There is also a river shuttle at City Park to get you back and forth.

San Antonio to San Marcos