- 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.
57% 14 votes
off County Road 401 between RR. 2147 East and Highway 71, Marble Falls, TX MoreLess Info
A narrow, deep hole discovered in 1821, Dead Man's Hole was used during the Civil War as a dumping place for the corpses of Union troops. A historic marker now marks the spot and tells the hole's history.
92% 52 votes
151 N Aw Grimes Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664 MoreLess Info
The unique community mission-driven Play For All Abilities Park boasts amenities for all children of differing abilities. Sensory play areas, wheelchair accessible swings, play village with buildings, and shaded playground equipment are just a few of the
Depicting a history of the agriculture industry in Boerne, the Agricultural Heritage Center is full of artifacts, models, stories, and more. Exhibits include antique tractors, cider making, and butter churning demonstrations.
77% 62 votes
2132 N Mays St, Ste 800, Round Rock, TX 78664 MoreLess Info
A discount movie theater, Cinemark Movies 8 displays second-run movies in its eight auditoriums using digital projection. The theater offers self-service ticketing, arcade games, RealD 3D movies and a concession area with food and drinks.
97% 1233 votes
2202 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78210 MoreLess Info
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park contains four of the original missions. These churches are still active, and visitors can tour the buildings and attend mass with the congregations.
This is a quiet park that provides a peaceful walking path for taking a stroll. Visitors love to see and feed the ducks and geese at River Road Park, as they are accustomed to human interaction and not scared of seeing people.
Situated in a unique natural setting with its border along Cibolo Creek, the Boerne City Park is the largest park in the area. There are many athletic recreational options in the park, including softball, baseball, tennis, soccer, and swimming.