Welcome to Seguin
Every place you go in Seguin has something in common: a story. From the state's oldest licensed bar to one of the world's largest nutcracker collections, from a 6,000-year-old archeological dig to the latest in amusement parks - you'll find that each has its own fascinating tale and a friendly voice to tell it.
Seguin, Texas is a community where families live among people of all incomes, ages, and backgrounds. The heart of Seguin is filled with fine old homes in traditional neighborhoods and a downtown made up of revitalized buildings dating back to the early 1900s.
While the majority of Seguin’s streets are lined with trees and graced by historic Queen Anne mansions and charming bungalows, there are also various contemporary residential developments in the community as well. Just outside the current city limits, hundreds of handsome riverfront homes sit along the shores of Lake McQueeney, Lake Placid, and Meadow Lake on the beautiful Guadalupe River.
Seguin is located thirty minutes east of San Antonio and forty five minutes south of Austin. Seguin has easy access to two international airports, two deep water ports and to two interstate highways; I-10 running east-west and I-35 running north-south. Seguin has a growing, robust economy that continues to diversify as more and more companies choose Seguin to build their facilities. Seguin is big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital. Over 30,000 folks here enjoy a range of cultural and recreational opportunities.
It gets hot during the summer in Texas, but there are plenty of places to stay cool in Seguin. Seguin boast a 15,000 square foot wave pool with volleyball courts, playground area and picnic tables. The new 48-acre Park West has athletic fields, a play-scape, nature trails and a splash pad for the little ones. The beautiful Guadalupe River winds through Seguin and offers free boat ramps, fishing piers, picnic areas and campgrounds. The City of Seguin also has established “float trails” on the river with no shuttle or portage necessary, so you can explore at your own leisure. If you’re looking for relaxation, head over to Son’s Island where you can rent a riverside cabana and spend weekend riding jet skis, paddle boarding and grilling. Seguin’s local amusement park, ZDT’s, offers hours of summer fun to visitors. From go-karts and water coasters, to wall climbing and the nation’s steepest roller coaster, you are sure to find something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
The arts community in Seguin is vibrant and growing. The Seguin Art League conducts workshops for aspiring artists, while the “You’re so Crafty” Art Workshop host paint your own pottery and Paint and Sip Canvas parties. The Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin promotes cultural art and there is always history to be discovered at the Texas Theatre and Sebastopol House Historic Site. Once a year, Seguin comes together for the Pecan Fest Heritage Days for pecan baking competitions, hayrides, western reenactments, petting zoo and much more. If you’re looking for live music, you can check out local artists at the Palace Theater or attend a Symphony Concert at Texas Lutheran University.
We're Texas the way it's meant to be. Our Guadalupe river is untouched. Our merchants care about what they're selling and the folks they're selling to. And the people who live here are just as real as the history. Come to Seguin and eat our food, shop our merchants, experience our history, and join our celebrations. Feel our soul. Find out more about Seguin at www.seguintexas.gov or www.visitseguin.com.