Stay in San Marcos near Texas State University
Stay close to great shopping and countless activities in San Marcos when you book a room at the Country Inn & Suites. Bargain hunters love perusing the finds at San Marcos Premium Outlets and Tanger Outlets, both less than six miles away. Kids enjoy splashing the day away at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and you can add to your aquatic adventures by tubing down the nearby San Marcos River. Texas State University is close by if you're visiting a student, and country music fans shouldn't miss the chance to attend an event at the Cheatham St. Warehouse.
- San Marcos Premium Outlets (3.9 miles)
Grab your wallet and find great deals at more than 145 stores, including Calvin Klein, Coach, Gucci and Prada.
Phone: +1 (512) 396-2201
- Tanger Outlets (5.6 miles)
Whether you need an outfit for an important event or just want to catch a bargain, Tanger Outlets has plenty of stores to satisfy your shopping urges.
Phone: +1 (512) 396-7446
- Cheatham St. Warehouse (2.5 miles)
Known as the place that led the legendary George Strait into the spotlight, this honky-tonk is a great spot to catch up-and-coming country music stars.
Phone: +1 (512) 353-3777
- Wonder World Park (2.7 miles)
Experience a unique blend of activities at Wonder World Park, including a cave tour, a petting zoo and the Anti-Gravity House.
Phone: +1 (512) 392-3760
- Lions Club Tube Rental (4.4 miles)
Start at San Marcos City Park for a relaxed, hour-long float down the river to Rio Vista Park. Along the way, enjoy the scenic views, stop off for a swim in an inviting pool or keep an eye out for waterfall chutes.
Phone: +1 (512) 396-5466
- Gruene Historic District (14.4 miles)
Spend an afternoon perusing antiques and specialty shops in Gruene’s historic district. Check the calendar to catch a live show, or plan a wine-tasting trip with friends.
Phone: +1 (830) 629-5077
- Wimberley, Texas (16 miles)
Visit nearby Wimberley for an afternoon of ziplining fun or a night of honky-tonk and dancing.
- Schlitterbahn Waterpark (16.1 miles)
Featuring a wave pool, a raft slide and an uphill water coaster, this water park is a favorite with families. Lounge on the beach with other parents, or play with the kids in the wading pool.
Phone: +1 (830) 625-2351
- Texas Water Safari
Grab your paddle and embark on a 260-mile canoe race from Aquarena Springs down to Seadrift. Shorter races and seminars are also offered throughout the year.
Education and History
- LBJ Museum (3 miles)
Find out more about the formative years of Lyndon B. Johnson at this museum near the hotel. Housing more than 150 of his personal items, this museum helps tell the story of the student and schoolteacher who would go on to become America's 36th president.
Phone: +1 (512) 353-3300
- Texas State University (3.8 miles)
Home of the Bobcats and the fourth-largest public university in the state, Texas State University’s 457-acre campus features prime access to the San Marcos River.
Phone: +1 (512) 245-2111
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (35.2 miles)
- San Antonio International Airport (42.4 miles)