If you're spending your day outdoors in Texas, chances are you'll want to be on the water - there's arguably no better way to enjoy your day. The city of San Marcos, Texas has a gorgeous river running through it that gives visitors the ability to kayak the entire way down it. Now, the REI Outdoor School is going on a kayak expedition down this very river and they are inviting anyone who wants to join in!

On Saturday, July 20th, you'll meet at Austin Downtown REI at 8 AM and take off on a shuttle to the water shortly after. This 6-mile journey on the San Marcos River will go all the way until 3 PM on REI's provided kayaks and water equipment, giving you your money's worth. You can bring a friend or enjoy the company of new people, totally up to you! Whichever you choose you'll have a blast the entire way.

If you're a member, the price to join in on the fun is only $99. Non-members have to pay a little bit more at $119. This adventure is recommended for 18+ and requires you to be at least 14 to join. The expedition is a tad bit advanced for a beginner, but whatever level you're at, you're more than welcome to join. All the gear necessary will be completely provided to you!

There are few spots left before this Saturday, so buying in advance is highly recommended! The tour will give you views of nature you may have never seen before, or at least not been able to appreciate up-close. You may have floated the San Marcos River before, but never like this.

San Marcos River Kayak Tour

Price: πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

Address: 601 N Lamar; Austin, TX 78703

Why you need to go: Being shown around is one thing, being shown around on a kayak is something entirely different. Summer is the perfect time to spend all day on the water learning new things about your favorite city!


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