San Marcos Like a Local

San Marcos Sweethearts

February 11, 2020

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’sBlue DahliaRoot CellarCody’s or North Street

            Drinks at Patio DolcettoRoughhouseZelicks 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 Shai Yo Thai, Industry or Black’s BBQ

            Drinks at Chimy’s, Hops & Grain or The Porch

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 to 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 TaproomAquaBrew, Figaro's Pizza or Crafthouse

            Drinks at  Louie’s, Black Rabbit or Showdown  

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 Texas Bean & Brew House, Grins, Herbert’s Taco Hut or Gumby’s 

            Dessert at Icy Rolls, Tipsy Cow or Over The Moon Popcorn

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’sRailyard Bar & Grill and Ivar’s River Pub

Budget Impaired

Looking for a romantic treat without breaking the budget? We have you covered! Showing someone you love and appreciate them doesn't have to include champagne and caviar. A nice dinner, a sweet treat and spending time together are all you need. 

May we suggest:

            Dinner at Red Bus Food Truck Park, Don Japanese Kitchen or Toma Taco

            Desserts at Café on the Square, Frozen Cave or Gil’s Broiler