San Marcos Like a Local

From San Marcos, With Love

February 8, 2019

This Valentine’s Day share the San Marcos you love, with the ones you love! Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day celebrating your friends, family, pet, significant other or yourself, San Marcos has plenty of activities to love.


Romantic Rendezvous

San Marcos has been named one of the best main streets for nightlife as well as one of the most romantic main streets in America, so naturally you’re in for a good date night exploring our downtown area. The San Marcos Square has plenty of restaurants and nightlife options for the choosing. You can dance the night away or enjoy each other’s company in laid-back style. And of course, what Valentine’s date night would be complete without a stroll, and a kiss, in Kissing Alley?

May we suggest:

            Dinner at Palmer’s, Blue Dahlia, Root Cellar, Cody’s or Industry

            Drinks at Patio Dolcetto, Mayloo’s, Black Rabbit, Zelicks or Shade 


Solo Soiree

The most important love of all is the love you show yourself (or so we’ve been told), so this month it’s time to treat yo’ self! Go get yourself something nice at the San Marcos Outlets or any of the boutiques or art galleries around town. Maybe take yourself to see a movie or go for a long hike.

May we suggest:

            Dinner at Umami, Gumby’s or Hays Co. BBQ

            Drinks at Chimy’s or The Porch


Family Fun

Celebrate the month of love with those you love most – your family! Treat the little ones to a Glass-Bottom Boat Tour or a cave exploration. Or, maybe go for an afternoon trip to Children’s Park. Cap it off with dinner at a family-friendly establishment that has something for the kids, and of course something for the parents, too. And a scoop of ice cream is the perfect way to call it a day!

May we suggest:

    Dinner at Centerpoint Station, Grins or Casa Maria

            Dessert at Centerpoint Station or Rhea’s Ice Cream


Pet Pampering

There’s plenty of ways to include your pet in this San Marcos love fest, but exploring natural San Marcos has to be our favorite. Before you start your day, grab a cup of coffee from Wake The Dead. Play fetch and test your dog’s agility at the San Marcos Dog Park, or enjoy an afternoon hitting the trails. Grab something to eat at one of our local dog friendly restaurants and enjoy a local craft beer from Middleton Brewing.

May we suggest:

            Pet friendly restaurants: Sean Patrick’s, Railyard Bar & Grill and Ivar’s River Pub


Friendly Function

Show your friends how much you love them with an afternoon of SMTXperiences. Take some fun photos in front of some of the local murals, rent some kayaks ro enjoy being on the water or skydive, if you have the guts for it. End the day with some crafty cocktails or a glass of wine or two…

May we suggest?

            Dinner at Taproom, AquaBrew or Crafthouse

            Drinks at Elevate, Louie’s or Showdown