San Marcos Like A Local

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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.

Tips for Shopping the San Marcos Outlet Shopping Center

The San Marcos Outlets heard that everything is bigger in Texas and said, “hold my locally brewed craft beer.” To say that the San Marcos Outlets are big is, well, an understatement. It is MASSIVE! In fact, the San Marcos Outlets are made up of two outlets: Tanger Outlets and San Marcos Premium…

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Fall in San Marcos

Photo by: @ashwick_ While it’s hard to beat summer in San Marcos, autumn just might give it a run for its money. The temperature drops to a comfortable range, comfort food graces restaurant menus, football gives us something to look forward to weekly and seasonally flavored beverages become…

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Football Season In San Marcos

Break out your maroon and gold – it’s football season in San Marcos! Bobcats of all ages will be heading to Bobcat Stadium for tailgating and cheering their team on to victory. While you may be in town to cheer for your alma mater or join in on your kid’s college fun, there’s plenty to experience in…

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Mermaids, Murals & Art Markets

While there’s never a bad time to visit SMTX, September is one of the best months for an art-filled and off-the-wall SMTXperience. Travelers searching for a quirky and colorful weekend adventure will love San Marcos’ local art scene, markets, and even a festival dedicated to mermaids! We are the…

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Best Coffee Shops In San Marcos, Texas

Whether you're looking for a little pep in your step before a San Marcos adventure, or a place to sit and relax for a while with a specialty beverage, there are lots of great coffee shops here in San Marcos! Downtown Coffee Shops Babe's Doughnut & Coffee Mmmm Babe's... While this picturesque spot…

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Explore Natural San Marcos

From leisurely strolls to more challenging hikes, San Marcos has trails for outdoor adventurers of all fitness levels. Below are some of San Marcos’ most beautiful areas, as well as tips to help you navigate and enjoy your outdoor SMTXperience. Helpful Tips Always carry water for you or any…

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History Lovers Guide To San Marcos

San Marcos has a rich and unique history. Well, what would you expect from an area considered the longest continuously inhabited site in North America? San Marcos has been a popular spot for visitors and locals since roughly 12,000 years ago! Check out our guide to learn more about some of the…

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San Marcos River Tips

It doesn't get much better than San Marcos in the summertime! With the temperatures rising and families looking to escape into the great outdoors, we want to make sure you are prepared for a great summer SMTXperience. From bringing all the necessities, to knowing local rules and helpful tips – let…

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Best Brunch Spots In San Marcos, Texas

A leisurely brunch is a spectacular way to start, or end, your SMTXperience. Sweet or savory, caffeinated or boozy, San Marcos has several excellent brunch spots for you to try for yourself. People watch while you enjoy a mimosa or two, dine with a view of the San Marcos River, enjoy Downtown San…

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Colors of San Marcos

Whether exploring San Marcos in the flesh or through a screen, the sights and colors of San Marcos are one of the most unique parts of the city! Here are a few of our suggestions for adding some San Marcos flair to your day. Join the Mermaid March One of the things that make San Marcos the…

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