- The list below includes 113 free or cheap things to do in or near San Marcos, Texas, including 83 different types of inexpensive activities like Music Venue, Parks, Movie Theaters and River.
- From San Marcos River to The Meadows Center for Water & the Environment, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in San Marcos and in nearby cities within 25 miles like New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, Seguin and Wimberley.
La Cantera is an outdoor shopping mall that features stores like Dillard's, Macy's, and Nordstrom. Guests of the site who wish to dine can visit The Cheesecake Factory, BurgerFi, or Perry's Steakhouse and Grille.
56% 428 votes
301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 MoreLess Info
Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussaud's Waxworks features over 500 items including over 200 life-like wax figures, from fictional characters to historical figures and celebrities. The museum is open every day at 10 AM.
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18820 Hilltop Commercial Drive, Pflugerville, TX 78660 MoreLess Info
A Cinemark NextGen movie theater, Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater provides self-service ticketing, stadium seating and a concession area with food and drinks.
Visitors can tour the major historical and cultural sites of the city in a large, red trolly with Alamo Trolley Tour. The trip includes stops at locations like the Alamo, the San Fernando Cathedral, and the San Antonio River Walk.
The Alamodome is an athletic and performance venue that is the home of the annual Alamo Bowl college football event. The multipurpose facility, which also serves as a convention center, hosts the East – West Shrine Game, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and Texas Rangers exhibition games.
74% 697 votes
318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 MoreLess Info
The Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum has a cafe, shooting gallery and two museums. The Buckhorn Museum features wildlife and animal oddities from all over the world. The Texas Ranger Museum features ranger artifacts, weaponry, badges and more.
The San Antonio River Walk is the most visited tourist attraction in Texas. Running along the San Antonio River, the area is lined with businesses and upscale hotels that are located one story lower than the streets that run near the river.