The best Hill Country
has to offer
Our proximity to the Square means downtown San Marcos is your playground. Packed with restaurants and exciting attractions, the historic and bustling neighborhood offers something to do at any given time. Located in the heart of it all, The Parlor is the perfect jumping off point to an unforgettable experience.
Explore the Neighborhood!
Restaurants & Bars
Groceries & Convenience
A blend of cultures and cuisines, the San Marcos dining scene satisfies any craving whether it be waffles at the Root Cellar, burgers at Tap Room, hanging out at The Davenport, coffee at The Coffee Bar or Stellas, cinnamon rolls at Gils, or ice cream at Rheas.
San Marcos is a thriving hub of Texas-made art. The San Marcos Art Center is dedicated to showcasing the work of local emerging artists and offers an ever-changing schedule of workshops, art shows, and film screenings.
A whopping 1.2 million square feet of shopping bliss, the San Marcos outlet malls include the Premium Outlets, with over 145 brand name stores offering steep discounts on luxury items, and the Tanger Outlets which include all of your favorite brands, combined with a number of independently owned boutiques. You’ll surely find what you’re hunting for.
PARKS + OUTDOORS
Anchored by the San Marcos and Blanco River, the surrounding area is a nature lover’s paradise full of water sports galore. Plus a year round climate that allows you to trek through a number of outdoor areas including the Blanco shoals, Crook Park and Purgatory Creek Natural area.
When HEB is your neighbor, homemade meals are easier than ever to prepare. You can also shop fresh, locally grown produce, flowers and canned goods Saturdays on the beloved Square at the San Marcos Farmers Market.
With deep roots and a large multi-cultural population, San Marcos is a crossroad of various heritages. Its proximity to the river means the town also has a long and storied history of commerce and trade.