San Marcos Like a Local

SMTX Date Night

February 6, 2018

Make the month of love special by surprising your beloved (or your pals) with a fun date on the town. From a hiking adventure to the traditional movie for two, there are options for couples of all personalities. We'll be giving away a date night for two in Springtown at the bottom of this post. Make sure you get your entries in before 2/13! 

Downtown Devotion

Did you know that San Marcos has been named one of the best main streets for nightlife AND one of the most romantic main streets in America? Clearly, it’s a great place to celebrate! Take a stroll down Kissing Alley with the wonderfully romantic twinkly lights and scenic views. With plenty of divine eating establishments within walking distance and an astonishing assortment of nightlife options from dancing to relaxed atmospheres, you shouldn’t have any problem spending a night out on the town! 

Purgatory Adventure

For the couple who love to explore together, may we suggest a brisk hike at Purgatory Creek Natural Area. Purgatory Creek is a beautiful hike at any time, but we love going for a quick hike during golden hour when everything looks extra magical. Don’t forget to bring water and a charged phone for your jaunt. Once you’ve gotten that heart rate up and have taken a good photo or two (#CoupleGoals) head on over to Middleton Brewing. Grab a Third Coast IPA and something to eat at either the St. Pita’s or Slingin’ Sliders food trucks and enjoy a truly Texas Hill Country evening. 

Outlet Amour  

We all know you can’t buy love, but if you could (hypothetically speaking) we bet you could do it at the San Marcos Outlets! You can’t go wrong with letting your significant other pick out their own Valentine’s gift at the largest outlet shopping center in the country. Once they’ve found just the right thing, head across IH35 to Centerpoint Station. Have a couple of burgers and a milkshake with two straws* if you really want to up the romance.


*It’s flu season, please share milkshakes responsibly… 

Springtown Sweetheart

We love a good traditional date night – pizza to share (or don’t, if you’re like us), a romantic movie for two and a steaming hot cup of coffee to end the evening. There’s plenty of options for a traditional date night at Springtown and we want to give you the opportunity to experience one! Below you’ll find a Rafflecopter widget with instructions on how to enter to win a Springtown date night for two!


The giveaway winner will receive two tickets to a movie of their choosing at The SPOT, two coffees at Summer Moon Coffee, and two pizzas, two non alcoholic drinks and two desserts at Blaze Pizza. The winner will be randomly selected and prizes will be available for pick up at the San Marcos Tourist Information Center. No purchase is necessary to enter to win and prizes are not available for resale. All prizes were donated by the individual businesses.


For any questions feel free to email

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