San Marcos Like A Local

3 Great Reasons to Visit Downtown San Marcos This Summer

Welcome to Downtown San Marcos, where every day feels like a weekend getaway! Discover the vibrant energy that fills the streets, whether you're seeking relaxed leisure or thrilling live entertainment. Prepare to be captivated by mind-blowing music performances, browse inspiring art markets, and…

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Thrift Shopping in San Marcos, Texas

From wanting to be more environmentally conscious to keeping up with the fashion trends (we see you TikTok aesthetics) vintage and thrift shopping has become more popular than ever! Downtown San Marcos has several great options to choose from to discover some fabulous new-to-you items. Shopping at…

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A Perfect Weekend In Downtown San Marcos

Picture this, you're rested, relaxed, ready to go on an adventure, and Downtown San Marcos is calling your name! Maybe you're hoping for a laid-back weekend spent strolling the Square like a local. Or you're a foodie dying to try some San Marcos staples. Maybe you'd like to spend your energy moving…

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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 US 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 to his old…

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Valentine's Day in San Marcos, TX

It’s February, the month of 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. The Traditional Date Night Ah, the classic date night dinner and drinks. You really can’t go wrong with treating…

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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 Trailblazers: Honoring the Road to Civil Rights Exhibit January 6 - February 22…

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Celebrate The New Year In San Marcos

We're ringing in 2024 San Marcos style! From live music performances and multi-course dinners to cozy firework shows – you’re sure to find a fun way to say goodbye to 2023. NYE at The Porch The Porch Party at The Porch! Ring in 2024 with musical performances by Elephant Ears and Full Tones. Doors…

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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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