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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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