San Marcos Like A Local

Enjoy a Colorful Weekend in San Marcos, Texas

Walking around San Marcos is truly a sensory experience. The smells, colors, textures, and tastes of San Marcos tell a story of the city, its citizens, and the unique culture that grew here. One of the most important San Marcos cultural staples is the flourishing art scene. With an ever-growing…

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San Marcos Cinema

Hunkered down for a movie night? We created a list of movies and shows filmed in San Marcos for you. Some of these are 15 seconds of San Marcos glory and some were filmed here in their entirety. Let us know which ones are your favorites! Boyhood, Amazon Friday Night Lights, Hulu Piranha, Hulu…

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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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‘Grammable Guide To Downtown San Marcos

Selfies in scenic spots, foodie photos that make us perpetually hungry, group pics to document the memories, and atmospheric shots to note a simple moment in time – we love seeing your SMTXperiences shared on Instagram. The memories captured in Downtown San Marcos are extra special to us. Downtown…

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The Art of Bill Hutson in San Marcos, TX

A.J. Meek, Portrait of Bill Hutson Next to a Window, c. 1981, sepia photograph, 11 x 14 inches. Artwork courtesy of the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College. All rights reserved. About Bill Hutson Bill Hutson was born in 1936 in the Dunbar neighborhood in San Marcos. His father…

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Rainy Day Activities in San Marcos, Texas

Rainy days can throw a wrench in your SMTXperience if you planned a weekend of outdoor adventures. However, some of our favorite things to do in San Marcos take place indoors (or underground) and away from any gloomy weather! Wimberley Glassworks Known worldwide for their beautiful hand-blown…

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21 SMTXperiences To Do In 2021

After the year we’ve just experienced, setting goals for the year ahead brings about a bit of, well, skepticism. The idea of setting goals like “lose weight” or “stop biting nails” after a year of sitting on our couch in stretchy pants that used to be a little looser and biting our (freshly washed…

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Murals of San Marcos, Texas

Walking around San Marcos is a sensory experience. The smells, colors, textures and tastes of San Marcos tell a story of the city, its citizens and the unique culture that developed in the oasis town between San Antonio and Austin. One of the most important San Marcos cultural staples is the…

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Color The Courthouse

Missing your strolls around the Square? Color away the blues with this page from local artist Gav Sears’ coloring book. Download here: bit.ly/GavArt Gav Sears is a twenty-two-year-old pen artist from San Marcos, Texas. He has the unique ability to distill complex, often architectural subjects down…

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ImMERse Yourself In San Marcos

You might think it’s odd to see mermaids in San Marcos, but the mermaid/aquamaid has quite the history around these parts. From being incorporated into local artworks to being celebrated in parades and fairs, San Marcos is a must-visit for anyone who loves the quirky and colorful. So mark your…

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