Celebrate Mom in San Marcos, TX with, well, whatever you think she'd like to do! Maybe she wants to spend some time in the great outdoors with her family. Or maybe she'd prefer a quiet afternoon of pampering and spa treatments... Perhaps she'd like to end her day at a local nightlife hot spot or start it with a special brunch. One thing's for sure, she's in for a great Mother's Day in San Marcos. 

For The Adventurous Mom

Hit the trails or take a dip, adventure and nature seekers have hit the jackpot with San Marcos. Explore our 22-miles of parkland and discover what makes natural San Marcos so special. Of course, one of the most beautiful features of San Marcos is the river. The San Marcos River is crystal-clear and stays 72 degrees year-round! Dip a paddle, or a toe, or jump right on into the cool waters for a real San Marcos adventure. Looking to make a river adventure extra colorful? Check out the Glow Tours at Paddle SMTX and Get Up and Go Kayaking for an out-of-this-world experience. 


Want to treat mom to some thrills? Check off some bucket list items like skydiving at Skydive Spaceland or driving a sports car at Longhorn Racing. Something a little more laidback? Get in a round of disc golf at Flying Armadillo, go rock climbing at Armadillo Boulders, and sip on something special while playing mini golf at Putt Pub

Fashionable Finds for Mom

Whether you need some gift inspiration or want to treat her to something you know she'll love because she picked it out herself. Or maybe the shopping experience is the gift itself... Whichever route you take, shopping is big in San Marcos, and we mean really BIG. Peruse our local boutiques and eclectic shops where you never know what you might find. Or schedule some time to visit the largest outlet shopping center in the country. Mom will surely find something she likes and we bet so will you! 

Woman getting facial at spa

For The Mom Who Deserves To Relax

(Which is all of them...) Treat Mom to a little pampering this Mother's Day. Enjoy a manicure and pedicure or a very relaxing massage. Maybe Mom would enjoy a day getting her hair done or some kind of other treatment. Every mom deserves to unwind and be treated for a little while. 

For The Foodies

Who doesn't love a good brunch? Celebrate Mom with a delicious brunch at a local San Marcos restaurant. Sip on a mimosa and dig into pancakes, cozy up with a good coffee and breakfast tacos, or enjoy a Bloody Mary and a breakfast bowl. There's a special brunch event to celebrate mom at Southern Star Events & Farms on May 12 from 1-4pm. Chef Cody Taylor will create dishes with a sustainable and mindful approach. There's also a kid-friendly play zone to let the kids explore while mom enjoys brunch. Tickets are $40 for adults, $15 for kids 6+, and free for ages 5 and under. 

Couple taking selfie on rooftop bar with courthouse in background

Moms On The Town

Maybe Mom needs a night of live music, cool hangouts and even cooler beverages? Boy, do we have the place for you! The Downtown Square is the place to be when the sun goes down. From laid-back local favorites to hip and colorful hotspots, and everything in between, you're sure to find some fun exploring Downtown San Marcos. Craft beer lovers will love our four local breweries, each with a unique atmosphere and offerings. And those looking for an elevated but relaxed spot for wine and cocktails will feel right at home at Patio Dolcetto, The Davenport, and UpRoot.