Shop 'Til You Drop: Buda and San Marcos Professional Review and Guide
"The sleepy railroad town of Buda is a busy spot on weekends, when shoppers come to hunt antiques. 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.
This guide from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Austin. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."