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San Marcos, Texas... A Texas Natural

Discover... San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos, Texas is a destination known the world over for fantastic shopping and beautiful surroundings. Conveniently situated halfway between San Antonio and Austin, our hometown is within driving distance of these metropolitan hubs, yet it remains a world away from the hustle and bustle of big city life.

Hays Country Courthouse, San Marcos
Hays Country Courthouse, a time-honored attraction

Shopping for Some Peace of Mind?

Every year, more and more people are discovering the incredible savings that can be found at our outlet malls, now the third most-visited attraction in Texas! With amazing discounts, up to 70% off retail, the prices at the Tanger Outlet Center and Prime Outlets - San Marcos are hard to resist. With more than 200 different stores to choose from, there's something for everyone.

For that more unique find, Historic Downtown shopping is an adventure waiting to happen. With the backdrop of the picturesque Square in the historic heart of San Marcos, browse through quaint storefronts, eat at one of the local cafes, and check out great finds from art to antiques and Texas-style gift shops in this tranquil surrounding.

Step Into Another Time...

Visit and enjoy our National Register Historic Downtown and Residential Districts, as well as a number of other time-honored attractions. Key sights and tours include Belvin Street Historic District, Charles S. Cock House Museum, Heritage Visitors' Center at the Hays Country Courthouse along with Tours of Old San Marcos and more. Regardless of the historic path you take, you'll find a timeless place alive with the memories of yesteryear.

We'll Feed Your Spirit and Free Your Mind...

After you've shopped and enriched your mind, let go completely and let the adventure begin. Enjoy tubing, canoeing and relaxation on the San Marcos River in the heart of the city. Also on the venue is the fresh water springs of Aquarena Center, where you can ride glass-bottom boats and get an intimate look at the unique plant and animal species that thrive in the river plus much more. Include Wonder World on your tour where you can explore earthquake-formed caverns and ride to the peak of the 110-foot Tejas Observation Tower.

San Marcos, Texas is a relaxing place to be, yet there's always something going on for those in search of fun. Whether it's shopping, history, the great outdoors or old-fashioned family fun, San Marcos, Texas has the answers you've been searching for.

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San Marcos, Texas... A Texas Natural

San Marcos Convention & Visitors Bureau
202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway
San Marcos, TX 78667
Phone: (512) 393-5900
Toll-Free: 1-888-200-5620
Fax: (512) 393-5912


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Cedar Park, Texas Visitors Guide
Charmingly Perfect & Perfectly Central Texas

Cedar Park, Texas is loaded with neat places and wide open spaces for doing just what the heart desires. The gateway to the Hill Country, Cedar Park is the hub of activity in the middle of serenity.

Cedar Park is also a mecca for the sports buff or the ideal vacation spot for someone who just wants to kick back and relax. Soak up the natural beauty of its parks and picnic grounds.

Dizzy yourself with some of the state's best golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, and shopping. Or relax in new hotels, restaurants, and cinemas. But don't forget to tool around and visit all the historical markers and sites that tell about how the city got its beginnings.

Snuggle into any one of our comfy hotels and get a good night's rest. Then wake up refreshed and go browse through antique treasures, hunt for uniquely Texas goods, or mosey through the mall. From dawn till dusk, Cedar Park offers a delightfully different shopping experience.

If you need more than that, Austin, Texas is only 20 minutes away. The State Capitol, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, libraries, museums, and the famous Sixth Street entertainment district provide more entertainment than you can shake a stick at.

Outdoor enthusiasts have only to look to Lake Travis and the other Highland Lakes for a variety of activities - from fishing, boating, and hiking to watching a dazzling Texas sunset.

Charmingly perfect and perfectly central, Cedar Park is the sensation of Texas. Make Cedar Park your next travel destination. We invite you to come play with us -- Come see it, taste it, and feel it all!

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Cedar Park, Texas

Cedar Park Convention and Visitors Bureau
600 North Bell Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Telephone (512) 258-4121 ext. 6208
Fax (512) 250-8602


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Austin, Texas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Austin, Texas:
Top 10 Things to Do in Austin

Whether it's boating on Lake Travis or bat-watching on Town Lake, Austin, Texas provides visitors and residents alike with something to do almost every day of the year.

Tour the State Capitol of Texas, one of the most beloved landmarks in the Lone Star State1. Tour the State Capitol of Texas, one of the most beloved landmarks in the Lone Star State. Completed in 1888, the pink granite statehouse stands 311 feet high and is 14 feet higher than our nation's capitol. Guided tours begin every 15 minutes from the south entrance foyer on weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and every 30-45 minutes on weekends from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission. 512-463-0063

2. Experience life on Capitol Hill as it played out during the days of LBJ at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. This museum on the University of Texas campus includes thousands of volumes of presidential papers, a scale replica of the Oval Office during his presidency, and a First Lady's Gallery devoted to the work of Lady Bird Johnson. Open daily, except Christmas, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Free admission. Free parking. 512-721-0200

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum3. Relive the pages of Texas history at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Interactive exhibits, artifacts never publicly displayed before, an IMAX Theatre and the multi-sensory Texas Spirit Theatre bring the myth, legend and fact of the Lone Star State together under one roof. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 12-6 p.m. 866-369-7108

4. Enjoy the spectacle of the Congress Avenue Bats, the largest urban bat colony in North America, as 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats depart nightly at sunset, April through October, from beneath the bridge. Free bat viewing area behind the Austin American Statesman building. 512-327-9721

5. See the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country up-close at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, where planting areas, wildflower meadows, exhibits and an observation tower pay homage to Mrs. Johnson's devotion to native landscaping and preservation. Open Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Open Mondays starting March 18th – April 30th from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 512-292-4200

6. Grocery shopping is anything but a chore at Central Market, a European-style market that stocks fresh produce, specialty food items, baked goods, hundreds of kinds of cheeses, and flowers from all over the world. Two locations, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. and 4477 S. Lamar Blvd. Open daily 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 512-206-1000

7. Swim in the constant 68-degree waters of Barton Springs Pool, an artesian spring-fed swimming hole in Zilker Park. Open daily 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Thursdays until 7 p.m. Nominal admission charge. 512-867-3080

8. Take in all the sights on The University of Texas campus, the largest public university in the nation. Tours are available of the UT Tower, Thurs. and Fri., 6-8 p.m. and Sat., 1-8 p.m. Reservations recommended. 512-475-6633

9. Ascend all 99 steps to the top of Mount Bonnell to enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city skyline, Lake Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. Open daily, 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Free admission. 512-974-6700

10. The heart of Austin is found along the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail, a 10.1 mile path bordering the lake on its flow through downtown. 512-974-6700

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Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
209 E. Sixth St.
Austin, TX 78701


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