San Marcos Like A Local

San Marcos Spring Break

Can you believe it, Spring Break is almost here! Relaxation, great food, shopping, adventure and more – the week-long break is just a little teaser of what summer has in store. Whether you are enjoying your break with friends, family, kids, or by yourself, we have some ideas for your Spring Break…

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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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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 makes San Marcos the…

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How to Enjoy a Leisurely San Marcos Weekend

With the holidays approaching, this time of year can be, well, stressful to say the least. You may be looking for a relaxing escape for you and your loved one(s), and we have just the weekend for you! Dip your toes or paddle in the crystal-clear San Marcos River. Shop big or small by indulging in…

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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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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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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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School of San Marcos

We know how difficult it can be to insert some educational time into our kids’ days while they’re not in a classroom. So, we decided to open the School of San Marcos! Science, art, history – there’s plenty of ways to learn, connect and be entertained! (You’re on your own with math though…)…

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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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4 Ways To Beat The Heat In San Marcos

It’s hot out there, y’all! When the Texas sun is out in full-force and the temperature is in the triple digits, it’s time to take refuge. Whether you prefer taking a dip in the river, journey underground or soak up all the air-conditioning you can, San Marcos has many ways to beat the heat. Cool…

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