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About San MarcosOne mile northwest of San Marcos are the headwaters of the San Marcos River at Aquarena Springs. Created by the Balcones Fault, the San Marcos Springs, from which the river flows, produce 150 million gallons of ice-cold water daily. San Marcos is the input point for the Texas Water Safari, a 260-mile, nonstop canoe race to the Gulf town of Seadrift. The record for this grueling race is 29 hours, 46 minutes.

Visitor Centers San Marcos Convention and Visitors Bureau 617 I-35 N. San Marcos, TX 78666. Phone:(512)393-5930 or (888)200-5620

ShoppingBargain shopping is popular at San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlet Center, both at I-35 exit 200.

Things to Do The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

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San Marcos, TX

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Embassy Suites by Hilton-San Marcos Hotel, Spa and Conference Center

1001 E McCarty Ln. San Marcos, TX 78666

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Austin-San Marcos

1250 N Interstate 35. San Marcos, TX 78666

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Best Western San Marcos

917 I-35 N. San Marcos, TX 78666

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

1560 IH-35 S. San Marcos, TX 78666

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