San Marcos is a city located in Hays County, Texas, United States of America. Near San Marcos are situated Austin, Round Rock and San Antonio. The city of San Marcos is located along the San Marcos River. San Marcos is nicknamed San Marvelous and is considered one of the best places in the country to raise kids. The area of what is now named San Marcos was inhabited in the last 10.000 years, but is was settled by Europeans led by Spanish Alonso de Leon in 1689. Notable former and present residents of San Marcos include musician Eddie Durham, members of Blue October, country singer George Strait, novelist Roger Boylan and YouTube comedian Ray William Johnson.
Top Attractions within San Marcos
Wonder World is a themed amusement park located in San Marcos. It was opened in 1903 and is considered to be a historic site of the city. The main attraction of this San Marcos park is the Wonder Cave - an ancient cave formed after an earthquake, that is also a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The place also has other attractions like an anti-gravity house, a wildlife park, a miniature train, rides and all sort of games. Restaurant and picnic areas are available for those who want to stay in the park during the hours of the lunch.
San Marcos Square is the city center. It was built in 1851. Because of its many restaurants, cafes, clubs and shops, this is a hot spot of the residents. Especially the young locals prefer this area of San Marcos. Recently, the San Marcos Square was included in a very expensive project of restoration.
Palmer's Restaurant Bar is a nice restaurant located downtown San Marcos. It offers dishes of the international cuisine and a great selection of cocktails. The restaurant also has an outdoor courtyard, great for the hot days.