San Marcos Like a Local

Welcome to San Marcos, NCAA Women's Basketball

March 17, 2021

The 2021 NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Championship is finally here, and we are so excited for some of the games to take place right here in San Marcos at Texas State’s Strahan Arena at the University Events Center. Of course, we have some ideas for how to make the most of your time in San Marcos between all the action.


Hit Downtown

In our opinion, there’s no better way to get the feel of San Marcos than by hitting the Square! Restaurants, public art, coffee shops, museums, boutiques, and don’t even get us started on the nightlife – simply walking around downtown will have you feeling like a local in no time.


Cold and Craft

San Marcos has four wonderful craft breweries, two of which are located downtown, with outdoor or patio areas for you to sip and savor under the big and bright Texas stars. (AquaBrewSean Patrick’s Irish PubMiddleton Brewing and Roughhouse Brewing


Natural San Marcos

Need to work out some nervous energy or excitement? Explore one of San Marcos’ great hiking trails or natural areas. The San Marcos River is always a must-visit while in the area. The crystal-clear water bubbles up from hundreds of springs in the middle of town at Spring Lake and stays 72-degrees year-round - making it a great spot no matter what the weather has in store. 


Dine Alfresco

Patios, sidewalk seating, courtyards and more – taking your meals (or beverages) outside allows you to change up the atmosphere, soak up some fresh air and support local businesses all at the same time! One of the great things about San Marcos is that we have lots of options for you to choose from.


Shop Around

The San Marcos Art Center will be open just for y’all! Celebrate your team’s win by taking home a piece of San Marcos. The Art Center will be open 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.


Oh, and did you know we have the largest outlet shopping center in the country? That’s right, deals on deals on deals, y’all! And some of our outlet stores are excited to give special discounts and promos for the NCAA fans. See the list of exclusive offerings below.

TangerStyle Spring: 25% off extra savings at Tanger Outlets! Text "SAVE" to 55695

TangerClub Members: Show $150 ($75 for Tangerclub Members) in same-day receipts to receive a free Easter gift. (March 22-April4)

Dooney & Bourke: Free gift with purchase of $150 or more.

Helzberg Diamonds: Free jewelry item with any new Helzberg credit card opened and an extra 10% off your purchase.

Jockey: Entire store 25-50% off and take $10 off your $60 purchase.

Johnston & Murphy: All men’s clearance shoes $49.99 and all women’s styles take an extra 70% off.

Lafayette 148 New York: Extra 10% off purchase for new clients. See store for details.

L’Occitane En Provence: Get a free gift when you spend $65 or more.

Saucony: 20% off a single item (Excludes clearance, doorbuster/flash sale items and Made in Maine. Can’t be combined with other discounts, coupons or in-store promos including BOGO.) Valid 3/2104/4 CODE: SPERRYWNCAA                           

Sperry Top Sider: 20% off a single item (Excludes clearance, doorbuster/flash sale items and Made in Maine. Can’t be combined with other discounts, coupons or in-store promos including BOGO.) Valid 3/2104/4 CODE: SPERRYWNCAA

Stuart Weitzman: 60% off.

Tommy Hilfiger: 15% off your entire purchase or 20% off $100+.

Vera Bradley: 15% off purchase (full-price and clearance) and free lanyard with your purchase of $10 or more (24166).

VF Outlet Lee Wrangler: 15% off your entire purchase.

Vitamin World: Free gift with purchase. Sign up for free membership for discounts and rewards.

San Marcos Premium Outlets: Spend $400 center-wide to receive a San Marcos Premium Outlets fanny pack. Same-day receipts apply. Offer valid March 21-April 4, while supplies last. One redemption per customer during the promotion period. Show same-day receipts totaling $400 at the Management Office located behind the center. Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

VIP Shopper Club Deals: Find additional discounts and sign up for the free VIP Shopper Club HERE.

You can find more current deals going on HERE.


Watch the Games

While tickets are not available for fans, you can watch the games on ESPNU, ESPN and ESPN2 on Sunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22. See the San Marcos schedule of events below!

Sunday, March 21

Marquette (#10) vs Virginia Tech (#7) at 11am on ESPNU

North Carolina A&T (#16) vs NC State (#1) at 3pm on ESPN

Florida State (#9) vs Oregon State (#8) at 6:30pm on ESPN2


Monday, March 22

BYU (#11) vs Rutgers (#6) at 11am on ESPNU

Belmont University vs Gonzaga (#5) at 3pm on ESPN2

Bradley (#11) vs Texas (#6) at 7pm on ESPN2