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Sarah Smith

Sarah is the Social Media Specialist at Visit San Marcos. When she’s not staring at her phone and reading social media captions for the thousandth time, you can find her: reading a book in a shallow section of the river (slathered in sunscreen, of course), enjoying a craft beer at a local brewery or Unicycle Football game, baking decadent cupcakes in her kitchen or knitting in a cozy pile of blankets.

Black History in San Marcos, TX

Black History Month is a great time to honor, learn about and celebrate our San Marcos Black community. From a larger-than-life jazz icon to The Calaboose African American History Museum, gorgeous pieces of art and rich history – San Marcos wouldn’t be the place we all know and love without our…

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Valentine's Day in San Marcos, TX

It’s February, the month of love! Whether you’re looking to celebrate with a traditional date night or a local adventure, we have some great ideas for your perfect Valentine's Day. The Traditional Date Night Ah, the classic date night dinner and drinks. You really can’t go wrong with treating…

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Music, Murals, & More: Experience the Soul of San Marcos

It's undeniable, San Marcos has a cool vibe about it. From the vibrant art scene and thriving music community to the alfresco dining and crazy awesome outdoor adventures, you're in for a great weekend in San Marcos, Texas. Grab a craft beverage of your choice and kick back for an acoustic set…

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MLK Day in San Marcos, Texas

Whether you observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on your own or via a community-wide celebration, with art or time of reflection, we have some ideas for how you can honor and recognize the holiday. MLK Day Celebrations MLK Children's Craft January 12 | 10:00 -11:00am Bring the kids to the San Marcos…

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Self-Care In San Marcos, TX

Travel doesn’t have to be stressful or action-packed. You don’t have to have a plan and a to-do list to enjoy a destination. In fact, we are seeing more and more of an emphasis on leisurely, wellness-focused weekends and we are here for it! San Marcos is a great place to unwind and indulge in some…

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Celebrate The New Year In San Marcos

Well, 2023 is (thank goodness) right around the corner and we can’t wait to ring it in, San Marcos-style! From live music performances and multi-course dinners to cozy firework shows – you’re sure to find a fun way to say goodbye to 2022. NYE at The Porch The Porch This 21+ party starts at 8pm and…

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Guide to Shopping in San Marcos

Don your comfiest athleisure and start hydrating now, it's time to shop, shop, shop! From the largest outlet shopping center in the country to quirky boutiques filled with things you can’t find anywhere else, San Marcos is THE place to find just the right thing. Oh, and don’t forget to treat…

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Holiday Season in San Marcos

Once the Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed and the cranberry sauce nobody ate has been disposed of properly (it’s tradition) it’s officially time to look towards all the festivities that December brings. Whether you’re hoping to check off some names on your to-gift list, take the perfect holiday…

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The Perfect Holiday Weekend in Downtown San Marcos

While it’s always a great time to explore all that Downtown San Marcos has to offer, there is something magical about Downtown during the holiday season. From shopping at local boutiques and art markets to a cozy cup of coffee and a stroll to see the festive décor and murals – there’s plenty of…

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Hittin' The Trails In San Marcos, Texas

Between the usual stress of the holidays and the black hole between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day (if you’re like us, those days are spent in a horizontal position) you may be needing a little energy boost only an outdoor journey can bring. San Marcos is home to trails of all fitness and activity…

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