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20 SMTXperiences To Do In 2020

The arrival of a new year typically inspires a new set of goals. Those goals may be of the usual “lose weight” or “stop biting nails” variety, but we challenge you to more in 2020. More adventure, more culture, more art, and most importantly, more San Marcos in the year to come. In fact, we’ve…

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Choose Your Outdoor Adventure In San Marcos

Sure, San Marcos is great on a hot summer day, but it's a wonderful place for outdoor adventures year-round! From kayaking and hiking to disc golf and more, here are a few reasons why you should plan an off-season SMTXperience. 1) Kayak the San Marcos River The colder months of the year are superb…

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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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The Complete Guide to SUPing in San Marcos

A yoga class on a stand-up paddleboard can really improve your balance. Not all San Marcos-based water activities involve legs leisurely dangled over an inner tube. In fact, the latest water craze involves swimsuit-clad adventures standing on top of what looks like a large surfboard while slowly…

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Why San Marcos is the Best for Family Getaways

A glow-in-the-dark paddle on the San Marcos River is a memorable way to enjoy this scenic Central Texas town. What are the ingredients for the perfect family getaway? Start with fun activities the whole family can enjoy, add some educational activities disguised as entertainment, and sprinkle in…

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7 Ways to Get Outdoors During a Football Weekend in San Marcos

San Marcos features several natural escapes that feature excellent hiking trails. San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau Autumn weekends in San Marcos revolve around one activity: football. Texas State University fans head to Bobcat Stadium hours before game time to set up a tailgating spot…

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Why San Marcos Is the Perfect Place to Escape the Texas Heat

Tubing on the San Marcos River is a Texas tradition. San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau They say that everything is bigger in Texas. Unfortunately, that oversized attitude doesn’t just apply to cowboy hats and plates of brisket—summer temperatures fit the bill as well. In San Marcos and the…

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An Insider's Guide to the San Marcos River

The San Marcos River in central Texas is a welcome oasis for recreation. @j_medrano25 The Texas heat can be brutal. By August the temperature hovers around 100 degrees, scorching anyone who dares leave the comfort of an air-conditioned environment. During these summer months, Texans flock to any…

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