San Marcos and Buda Professional Review and Guide
"Like neighboring New Braunfels, San Marcos is best known for its pure spring waters. The San Marcos River, which has been used by humans for over 13,000 years, flows through town, providing the city with beautiful swimming and snorkeling spots and a family educational park. Permanent settlement of the area began in 1845.
Today San Marcos is a popular tourist town and the home of Southwest Texas State University. On the third weekend of every month, the downtown courthouse lawn plays host to Market Days. Shop for arts and crafts, antiques, and specialty food and gift items at this old-fashioned outdoor market. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of San Antonio. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."