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What is a Tubing/Float Trip?

Many visitors to Austin/Central Texas and even some locals aren’t familiar with this annual warm weather ritual: Tubing or floating (the terms are interchangeable) the river. Tubing is a great way to cool off, relax, take in some of the area’s natural beauty, and hang out with friends all at once. The concept is simple:…

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Keeping the San Marcos River Clean and Beautiful

The River Is Our Passion From the beginning, our founder, Richard Lawrence and his team have been passionate about keeping the river clean and safe for everyone. We opened the year that the can ban took effect on the Comal River, and we couldn’t understand why it was so hard to keep…

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THRILLIST: San Marcos is the Coolest Small Town in Texas

Thrillist takes a look at San Marcos, and shares all the ways that our great town offers the best of Austin, without the high prices and crowds. A nice shout out for Texas State Tubes as well! Read all about it: https://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/san-marcos-texas-best-small-city

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How to Enjoy a Safe and Fun Tubing Trip

Tubing is one of the safest, most enjoyable summer activities you can enjoy in the Austin area. Following a few easy safety tips will ensure that you have a wonderful time: Sunscreen – You’ll be out in the direct sun for at least an hour if not more, so sunscreen is a must. Austin area…

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Bachelor or Bachelorette Party? Tubing Makes the Perfect Addition

Austin is a highly sought-after destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties. The downtown nightlife, live music, vibrant downtown, amazing food, and generally cool, relaxed vibe make for a great way to celebrate this traditional pre-marriage rite of passage. A tubing trip adds that little something to turn the average bachelor(ette) party into a unique, unforgettable…

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Staff Picks: Austin Restaurants

We polled our team to create a guide that is sure to become an Austin icon: The Texas State Tubes’ Restaurant Guide! Here are some of our favorite places in town, in no particular order, offering a wide variety of choices in cuisine and atmosphere. There’s something for everyone, visitor or local! Bufalina Bufalina…

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Tubing Isn’t Just for the College Crowd

Does floating the river conjure up visions of throngs of college students, loud music, and heavy drinking?! While we can’t promise that’s never happened, that’s certainly not the only way to take in the tubing experience. Peacefully flowing down the San Marcos River while taking in the natural beauty of Central Texas and listening to…

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Make Tubing a Family Outing

Floating the river can be a wonderful way to get the whole family, from kids to grandparents, out and about in Central Texas’ natural beauty. Tubing also can be a cost-effective family trip and avoid the hectic crowds of area water parks. Texas State Tubes can recommend family friendly routes that will offer a calmer,…

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