Visitor Resources

San Marcos, Texas

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000+ people in the Texas Hill Country. Situated between the major metropolitan areas of Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is renowned for the beauty and recreation opportunities of its crystal-clear San Marcos River. There's also world-class shopping, plenty of entertainment options on and off campus, and a growing number of hotels and restaurants to make you feel at home.

The San Marcos Convention and Visitor's Bureau is a great resource for more information about travel in and around the area.

Students at the square in downtown San Marcos, Texas
Students enjoy music at a free outdoor concert

Things to Do

Texas State offers plenty of cultural activities featuring our talented and award-winning faculty, students and collections. For more information about events at Texas State, be sure to check out the university's events calendar.

San Marcos also offers plenty of events and attractions. Plus, both Austin and San Antonio are just a short drive from campus. Find more interesting and fun things to do in San Marcos on our Getting to Know San Marcos page.

Parking and Directions

Plan ahead with information on how to get to and park on our San Marcos campus.


Contact the Alumni and Future Students Welcome Center for additional information about campus tours and events.