Things To Do In San Marcos

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill

Bobcat Nation Sports Bar & Grill

San Marcos

$20 $11

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While games play on 25 flat-screen TVs, guests dine on wings, fried shrimp baskets, burgers, and regional hot dogs, including The Chicago

50% Off CrossFit

CenterPoint CrossFit

San Marcos

$130 $65

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Up to 50% Off Kayak, Fishing, or Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental

Olympic Outdoor Center

San Marcos

$40 $20

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Experienced instructors and guides outfit guest for a half- or full-day of kayaking, fishing, or stand-up paddleboarding

Up to 36% Off at Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Wimberley Zipline Adventures

Wimberley

$121.02 $79

Take a one-of-a-kind video of your thrilling journey across 10 ziplines, some of which reach heights of 100 feet and speeds of 30 mph

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 51% Off Go-Karting at Central Texas Speedway

Central Texas Speedway

Kyle

$50 $25

Honda GX270–powered go-karts race up to 65 mph with drivers just 1 inch from the ground

Up to 56% Off Kids' MMA Membership

Street Smart Self-Defense Systems

Kyle

$89 $39

Kids aged 5–14 learn self-discipline and respect during mixed martial arts classes; two or four classes weekly

50% Off CrossFit

Crossfit Kyle

Kyle

$150 $75

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79% Off at Viper CrossFit

Viper CrossFit

Kyle-Buda

$140 $29

Expert trainers lead students of all levels through high-intensity workouts that use sandbags, kettlebells, and heavy ropes

Up to 73% Off Boot Camp at VRT Fitness

VRT Fitness

Buda

$129 $39

Clients work at their own pace through exercises that include cardio workouts and resistance training while also receiving dietary advice

Up to Half Off Stock Car Race Tickets

Stock Car Race 5 with performance by Rick Trevino

Kyle

$15 $10

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Stock cars fly around the corners of the oval track before country star Rick Trevino performs hits from his decorated career

Up to 50% Off River Tubing from Bastrop River Company

Bastrop River Company

Bastrop, TX

$30 $17

Spend a day tubing down the Colorado River; two courses to choose from

55% Off Movie and Concessions from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Guests get $20 worth of Dealbucks, which can be used for movie tickets & concessions from Flix Brewhouse or Hometown Cinemas Lockhart

Up to 54% Off Hang-Gliding Lesson in Luling

Fly Texas

Luling

$102 $49

Pupils run off the side of a hill strapped to a hang-glider and guided by USHPA-certified instructor Jeff Hunt and team

Up to 46% Off a Tandem Hang-Gliding Flight

Thermalriders LLC

Carter Memorial Airport

$279 $165

After ground instruction, certified instructors take students up to 2,500 feet, where they fly into an aerial adventure for up to 20 minutes

39% Off Tandem Skydiving

Lone Star Parachute Center

Luling

$229 $139

Instructors with thousands of jumps under their belts leap in tandem with skydivers from heights of up to 14,500 feet

Up to 61% Off Kayak Fishing Trip

Dos Amigos Guide Services

New Braunfels

$275 $115

Expert guides take kayakers to hottest fishing spots and allow them to explore local waterways and wildlife areas

Rock the River Fest – Up to 50% Off Alt-Country

Rock the River Fest

New Braunfels

$32.64 $20

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On the banks of the Guadalupe River, 10 bands led by Green River Ordinance fill the air with folk rock and alt-country

McKenna Children's Museum – Up to Half Off Admission

McKenna Children's Museum

New Braunfels

$30 $15

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Families explore exhibits that foster creativity & learning, clamber up 30-foot structure & participate in educational activities

Up to 35% Off Trail Ride at Hollow Tree Ranch

Hollow Tree Ranch

Canyon Lake

$90 $59

Participants learn basic riding techniques and catch glimpses of wildlife on one-hour rides that explore the trails of Hill Country

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes

NBGroupX

New Braunfels

$105 $25

Instructor calls upon degree in exercise science to lead students through cardio pump and Zumba dance fitness classes

55% Off CrossFit

Alpha Crossfit

Town Creek

$261 $117

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Up to 53% Off River Tubing in New Braunfels

Comal Tubes

Downtown New Braunfels

$36 $18

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Tree-lined shores slip past spring-fed Comal River on leisurely two-hour float through 72-degree waters, with free parking

Up to 52% Off Classical-Music Festival

Cactus Pear Music Festival

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

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For its 18th year, the classical-music festival presents four distinct programs in three cities, spanning from Bach to Boccherini

Jennifer Nettles: That Girl Tour – Up to 44% Off Country Concert

Jennifer Nettles

WhiteWater Amphitheater

$35.50 $20

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Sugarland singer showcases her solo chops with songs about love and motherhood from her recent number-one album

Half Off Intro Scuba-Diving Lesson

Canyon Lake Divers

East Canyon Lake

$140 $70

Introductory course overseen by PADI-certified dive instructors includes on-land education and a shallow-water dive off Hinman Island

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Strom's Black Belt Academy & Fitn

Seguin

$99 $45

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Up to 80% Off Martial-Arts Classes or Camps

Life Ki-do

Austin

$199 $99

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Instructors promote confidence, focus, and skills to deal with stress while teaching physical self-defense techniques

80% Off Unlimited MMA Classes

Ultimate MMA Fitness

Wells Branch

$290 $59

Students get exercise and learn self-defense without the fear of getting lambasted

Up to 57% Off Group Dance Classes

Go Dance

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Build dance skills during salsa, swing, country, or ballroom group classes and drop-in newcomer events in a fun, welcoming atmosphere

Up to 52% Off Cryotherapy

Punch Kettlebell Gym Austin

Northwest Austin

$75 $39

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Plunge into a deep-freeze chamber for several minutes to help recover from injury or tissue damage

Up to 43% Off at Third Base - SouthPark Meadows

Third Base - SouthPark Meadows

Austin

$21 $12

Sports bar dishes out food such as mini corn dogs, wings with eight sauces, buffalo chicken sliders, blackened salmon, and Reubens and fries

Up to 43% Off Pub Food at Third Base Austin Northwest

Third Base Austin Northwest

Northwest Austin

$21 $12

Mini corn dogs and stuffed tots warm up appetites for brawny burgers, blackened-salmon tacos, and wings doused in sweet or spicy sauces

Up to 52% Off Kids' Beginner Piano or Drum Camp

Capital Music Center

Brentwood

$149 $79

Kids practice their scales and learn fun songs or work on their rhythm tapping out beats during summer beginner piano and drum camps

Mexic-Arte Museum – 50% Off Young Latina Artists Exhibition

Mexic-Arte Museum

Downtown

$10 $5

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New, experimental pieces made by Latina artists; two special performances during the opening night only

Up to 60% Off Adult Ring-Making or Kids' Jewelry-Making Class

Creative Side

Austin

$250 $109

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Jewelry-making classes teach people to design custom fine necklaces, pendants, and rings

Up to 63% Off Course at Deep Blue Scuba

Deep Blue Scuba

Northwest Austin

$400 $155

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Instructors review up-to-date dive procedures in refresher course or lead ANDI-certification pool dives and open-water sessions

Up to 88% Off Beginners' Digital-Photography Course

McKay Photography Academy

Norris Conference Centers - Austin

$399 $59

Award-winning instructors teach the basics of digital-camera settings and photo composition during a five-hour course

Up to 40% Off UT College-Football Game Packages

Official Fan Package

Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium

$323 $249

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The Longhorns' first game of the season features the debut of head coach Charlie Strong and the likely return of QB David Ash

Up to 47% Off Poker and Blackjack Supplies

Texas Poker Supply

Texas Poker Supply

$40 $25

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Host a game night with a wide array of poker and card-game supplies or a blackjack table rental

Up to 51% Off Classes at Pure Yoga Austin

Pure Yoga Austin

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

In 105-degree yoga studios, staff of certified instructors guide students through 26 signature bikram postures

50% Off a Friday Night Moonlight Riverboat Cruise

Lone Star Riverboat

Bouldin

$20 $10

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Eco-friendly electric boats sail across Lady Bird Lake after sundown, giving passengers a beautiful moonlit view of Austin

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

One-Hour or Two-Hour Flying-Trapeze Lesson.

Trapeze Austin

Multiple Locations

$47 $25

Experienced instructors guide students through ground lesson & harnessed flying, with opportunity for midair catch in one- or two-hour class

50% Off Home or Office Murder Mystery Party

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

55% Off Personal Training

Intense 22 Fitness

Austin

$389 $175

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Up to 81% Off at Total Wellness Austin

Total Wellness Austin

Austin

$65 $29

A certified yoga instructor leads classes or provides a private consultation for a one-on-one lesson tailored to individual needs

Up to 41% Off at Art Amore Studios

Art Amore Studios

Austin

$185 $110

Kids of all ages learn drawing and painting skills while learning to express themselves through art

Up to 70% Off at Your Yoga

Your Yoga

South Austin

$25 $12

Yoga offerings focus on the ashtanga style and include Vinyasa, restorative, Hatha, and power-yoga options

Up to 56% Off Museum Admission or Membership

Neill-Cochran House Museum

West University

$20 $10

Learn the history and shifting identities of this residence built in 1856 during tours given by staff or trained docent

Up to 72% Off Personal Training at New Life Studio Fitness

New Life Studio Fitness

East Congress

$240 $69

Certified personal trainer with more than 15 years of experience creates custom workout plans for clients of all fitness levels

Up to 50% Off at Chaparral Ice Centers

Chaparral Ice Centers

Northcross Mall

$40 $20

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Three- to five-hour public-skate sessions held every day of the week

56% Off at Kelly Personal Training

Kelly Personal Training

Northwest Austin

$135 $65

Through high-tech rehab equipment and a scientific exercise regimen, trainers build strong, healthy bodies with half-hour sessions

Up to 70% Off Youth Fitness Classes

Sharp End Athletics

Metric Blvd

$88 $29

Trainers help kids build foundational strength, and go through conditioning sessions that also help reduce the risk of injury.

Up to 78% Off Running and Triathlon Coaching

New Limits Health

Austin

$225 $50

Certified fitness consultants work with clients to create individualized fitness plans; weekly workout sessions and nutritional guidance

45% Off Personal Training

Cornerstone Health & Fitness Training Studio

Austin

$750 $413

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63% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

Jump! Gymnastics

Austin

$135 $49.50

Gymastics classes designed to challenge students within their ability level engage kids between 18 months and 12 years at a new location

Up to 67% Off Classes at Dharma Yoga

Dharma Yoga

Multiple Locations

$150 $49

Certified instructors at awareness-based studio fuel healing Hatha-yoga classes with Buddhist influences and music

65% Off Boot Camp

T.n.m. Fitness

East Oak Hill

$240 $84

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Up to 74% Off Kickboxing Classes

Fight Club Austin

Austin

$100 $29

Instructors get students moving with high energy music, teaching them to deliver punches and kicks to bags

Up to 50% Off Crafting or Screen Printing Sessions

CRAFT

Austin

$40 $20

A walk-in, DIY crafting studio includes supplies in its hourly rates; teachers host screen-printing lessons and guided crafting workshops

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Blue Honey Yoga

Austin

$75 $19

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Yoga memberships grant students access to classes like power vinyasa and restorative yoga, plus a running club and special workshops

50% Off Choice of Any Horseback Riding Service

Bella Peregrina Ranch

Austin

$60 $30

Lessons show riders how to interpret the horse’s movements, trail rides venture into the open air

Up to 64% Off at Sanctuary Yoga

Sanctuary Yoga

Zilker

$45 $20

Small classes of up to 15 students boost flexibility, strength, and overall well-being at nonprofit yoga community center

Blanton Museum of Art – Up to 53% Off Visits

Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art The University

$18 $9

The university's museum houses more than 17,000 artworks, including pieces by Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse

Up to 53% Off RC Racing at Austin Food Park

Austin Food Park

Austin

$45 $22

Fun park guests rev their mini engines and race RC cars on off-road dirt track with remote controls

Up to 56% Off at Austin Public Links

Austin Public Links

Multiple Locations

$90 $40

Five municipal golf courses with a range of styles, from a historical 9-holer to a links-style layout

78% Off Month of Unlimited Boot Camp

Austin Performance Fitness

Parkridge Gardens

$167 $37

Sandbags, ropes, and other old-school tools help build a foundation of strength that carries participants through boot-camp classes

Up to 75% Off Hapkido and Boxing Classes

Zen Fit

Austin

$100 $25

Students learn self-defense and other martial arts techniques in hapkido classes, or work on proper boxing form and technique

Up to 60% Off Vibrating-Platform Sessions

Vibe Class USA

Located in Innate Beauty

$60 $30

Clients perform a series of functional exercises on a vibrating platform, with the goal of working every muscle in the body at the same time

44% Off Dance Class

Daniela 4 Tango

Austin

$50 $28

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Half Off MMA or Weapons-Training Classes

Parra Academy Of Martial Arts

West Oak Hill

$80 $39.99

Learn self-defense skills and discipline in a studio formed by a Martial Arts Hall of Famer

Up to 61% Off Personal Training

Corazon Latino Dance Studio

Sweetbriar

$200 $99

Certified trainer Fanny Gonzalez puts pupils through 30-minute training sessions, tracking progress and offering nutritional tips

Up to 51% Off Classes at Traditional Martial Arts Academy

Traditional Martial Arts Academy

South Austin

$99 $49

Instructors teach both traditional martial arts forms and practical self-defense techniques

Half Off Cable-Wakeboarding Package at Quest ATX

Quest ATX

Austin

$90 $45

Cable park provides endless opportunities for wakeboarders to practice riding or trick combination on placid lake

74% Off Dance Lessons

Soul 2 Sole Dance Academy

Austin

$90 $23

Talented instructors lead dance classes in a variety of styles and levels for all ages

Up to 53% Off Boot Camp at CardioFIT Austin

CardioFIT Austin

On Location

$75 $35

In a park setting, a trainer takes exercisers through routines intended to efficiently burn calories, with fresh moves all the time

Up to 54% Of Boot Camp

Fire Athlete Bootcamp

North Austin

$50 $25

The boot-camp class is designed to get bodies into shape using the same workouts firefighters use every day at the fire station

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As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.

1917 Dutton Dr
San Marcos,
TX
US

Run by Texas State University, The Meadows Center introduces visitors to the lush diversity of the San Marcos Springs and intricate system of waterways. Glass-bottomed boats set out for guided tours of Spring Lake, gazing at the aquatic life and University midterm papers below. Above the springs that bubble up from the bottom, soft shell turtles and bluegill sunfish swim in the clear waters and songbirds survey the sky. Eight endangered species populate the springs, including beetles and two species of salamander. On land, visitors can explore gardens of native Texan plants or a hall of nature exhibit.

201 San Marcos Springs Dr.
San Marcos,
TX
US

A bright, five-pointed star gleams above the Texas State University campus on select nights. Fixed atop Jackson Hall—a 12-story building that marks the campus's highest point—the star can be seen for miles throughout Hays County, letting fans know that it's time to celebrate a Bobcats victory and take out the pizza they started baking at half-time. Throughout the Bobcats' proud history, the Victory Star has had many occasions for beaming, as the school has won a litany of championships across multiple sports, including NCAA Div. II championships in football and men's golf and NAIA titles in men's basketball and men's tennis.

1100 Aquarena Springs Drive
San Marcos,
TX
US

Sunset Bowling Lanes opened in 1959 with 24 solid-wood lanes and a stockpile of miniature pencils to keep track of spares and strikes. The alley has since upgraded to computerized scoring systems while also maintaining the charm of classic tenpin entertainment. In addition to its open bowling and league opportunities, Sunset Bowling Lanes hosts events such as college nights—which provide students with discounts so they can save up for books or exam mulligans—and keeps its patrons fueled for the eternal turkey hunt with burgers and drinks from the snack bar.

1304 N State Highway 123
San Marcos,
TX
US

Lost Paintball hits its targets of safety and fun with the varied terrain of its fields, detailed defensive instructions, and an emphasis on less waiting and more playing. Full rental packages include unlimited time in the great outdoors, a protective facemask, a Spyder Xtra paintball marker and barrel cover, unlimited air refills, and 500 Valka and Draxxus paintballs. Before games commence, all players—whether brand-new to the joy of spattering paint or well-versed in the art of stalking human canvases—receive a thorough safety debriefing. Players battle through four different environments, marking and shooting to their hearts' content. Meanwhile, Lost Paintball's cheerful, paint-covered staff stands by ready to assist with questions, directions, and heated squabbles over whether that deer knowingly crossed into enemy territory.

4701 Hilliard Road
San Marcos,
TX
US

The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.

170 South L B J Drive
San Marcos,
TX
US

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