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Celebrate Mother's Day in San Marcos, TX

Celebrate Mom in San Marcos, TX with, well, whatever you think she'd like to do! Maybe she wants to spend some time in the great outdoors with her family. Or maybe she'd prefer a quiet afternoon of pampering and spa treatments... Perhaps she'd like to end her day at a local nightlife hot spot or…

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The Instagrammable Guide To San Marcos, Texas

There are few things that fuel our San Marcos-loving souls more than seeing visitors and locals sharing their #SMTXperience on social media. Snapping a photo of your coffee? Love it! A story of the San Marcos River? Yes, please! We love following along on your adventures (feel free to tag us, too at…

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A Presidential Guide to San Marcos, TX

A fun fact about San Marcos is that at one point it was home to a future United State President! Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States, was a student at Texas State University back when it was Southwest Texas State Teachers College and became a San Marcan. From a museum in his name…

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Valentine's Day in San Marcos, TX

It’s February, the month of love! While this year may be a little bit more, you know, subdued, that doesn’t mean we still can’t treat the ones we 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…

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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 Crafts and Fun January 15 | 10:30am-12:30pm Bring the kids to the…

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Celebrate The New Year In San Marcos

Well, 2022 is (thank goodness) right around the corner and we can’t wait to ring it in, San Marcos-style! From jazz performances and multi-course dinners to DJ sets and a costume party – you’re sure to find a fun way to say goodbye to 2021. NYE Cosmic Costume Party with Rusty Dusty & Typical Girls…

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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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Shop Small in San Marcos

You’re making your list, you’re checking it twice, you’re shopping small businesses because you’re really nice… The holidays are upon us and it’s time to limber up and hydrate because you’ll want to shop San Marcos till you drop! San Marcos is THE place to find just the right thing, but don’t take…

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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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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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