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Autumn in San Marcos

Photo by: @ashwick_ While it’s hard to beat summer in San Marcos, autumn just might give it a run for its money. The temperature drops to a comfortable range, comfort food graces restaurant menus, football gives us something to look forward to weekly and seasonally flavored beverages become…

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Tips for Shopping the San Marcos Outlet Shopping Center

The San Marcos Outlets heard that everything is bigger in Texas and said, “hold my locally brewed craft beer.” To say that the San Marcos Outlets are big is, well, an understatement. It is MASSIVE! In fact, the San Marcos Outlets are made up of two outlets: Tanger Outlets and San Marcos Premium…

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Holiday Season in San Marcos

Once the Thanksgiving turkey has been consumed and the cranberry sauce nobody ate has been disposed of properly (it’s tradition) it’s officially time to look towards all the festivities that December brings. Whether you’re hoping to check off some names on your to-gift list, take the perfect holiday…

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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… Shop Small Saturday is 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…

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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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How to Enjoy a Leisurely San Marcos Weekend

If we are being honest 2020 has been, well, stressful to say the least. You may be looking for a safe and 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 retail…

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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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Guide to Shopping in San Marcos

Don your comfiest athleisure and start hydrating now, it's time to shop, shop, shop! From the largest outlet shopping center in the country to quirky boutiques filled with things you can’t find anywhere else, San Marcos is THE place to find just the right thing. Oh, and don’t forget to treat…

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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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7 Reasons the Off-Season Is the Perfect Time to Visit San Marcos

The Meadows Center offers visitors a starting point for exploring Spring Lake, one of the largest artesian springs in the world. San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau If the first thing to come to your mind when someone mentions San Marcos is tubing, you’re not alone. Wide, slow-moving rivers…

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