Memorial Day Weekend is a time to reflect and honor all of the past service men and women who so bravely served our country’s armed forces.
The holiday weekend also brings together family and friends to enjoy the great outdoors and explore new places. Recognized four years in a row as one of the 25 Best Places to Retire by Forbes, San Marcos has no shortage of ways to enjoy the long weekend. Head our way to see what the buzz is all about – just don’t forget to bring your partner in crime to soak up all the fun this dynamic town has to offer.
Whether your definition of the great outdoors includes a relaxing picnic or an invigorating hike, there’s something for everyone on the banks of the Texas Hill Country.
San Marcos boasts endless miles of hike and bike trails. Take in 570 acres of natural beauty at Purgatory Creek, enjoy peaceful riverside hiking on Blanco Shoals, or explore birds in their natural habitat at Schulle Canyon.
Looking for a break from the Texas heat? Jump on in – the water’s fine! Tubing is a time-honored activity in the Hill Country, with the rivers maintaining a constant, cool temperature of 72 degrees in summer.
Rio Vista Park offers the perfect spot to jump in on the San Marcos River. Check out our tubing tips and tricks before you head out for a day of fun in the sun. Whatever you do, be sure to end your day at one of our favorite Hill Country dives with a local beer and a tasty burger – you’ll thanks us later!
Shop Til You Drop
Take a short break from the sun by indulging in a little retail therapy. The mix of locally-owned boutiques and big brand names are what makes shopping in San Marcos so unique. Explore local businesses in San Marcos’ Downtown Square, or check out those holiday weekend deals at the San Marcos Outlets.
Wine and Dine
Did you know the Texas Hill Country is one of the fastest-growing wine-producing regions in the country? San Marcos is home to its very own winery and a number of breweries. Stop into Three Dudes Winery, AquaBrew or Middleton Brewery to enjoy a few flights and tastings.
Top off your day at one of San Marcos’ famed restaurants. Palmer’s, Blue Dahlia, Cody’s, Root Cellar Café, Pie Society and Centerpoint Station are just a few of our personal favorite for a tasty meal and friendly service.
Dance the Night Away
There are plenty of lively spots to catch live music in San Marcos. Two of the area’s most popular venues are just a short drive from Kissing Tree at Cheatham Street Warehouse and Gruene Hall. Be sure to bring your cowboy boots and two-steppin’ skills to enjoy the best of Texas Country and Americana music. Flat Top Jones, Landon Bullard and Flatland Cavalry are just a few of the bands in town for the long weekend. Check out the impressive history of Gruene Hall before you head out.
Don’t forget to top off your weekend with a visit to Kissing Tree! Here are just a few of the fun activities you can do while you’re in the community:
- Explore eight model homes
- Cool off in the Kissing Tree Café
- Check out the brand new social building, Independence Hall, complete with a biergarten, indoor/outdoor bar, billiards, shuffleboard, bocce ball, cornhole and horseshoes.
- Test your pickleball skills on our eight brand new pickleball courts
- Put around on the 18-hole putting course
- Practice your golf skills on the driving range and short-game course
- Take in nature on the hike and bike trail
- Get a sneak peek of the beautiful Kissing Tree Golf Course – set to open later this summer
From all of us here at Kissing Tree – have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!