San Marcos Like a Local

The Fascinating History of One of the Oldest Places in Texas

March 19, 2018

Located just 30 miles southwest of Austin and 50 miles northeast of San Antonio, San Marcos is a charming city with a colorful downtown district, picturesque parks and a rich cultural background. It is home to Texas State University, the largest outlet shopping center in the nation and has become a popular destination for outdoor lovers.

How to Witness the World’s Toughest Canoe Race

March 14, 2018

The World's Toughest Canoe Race begins in San Marcos, Texas, where visitors can witness the spectacle of the 100-hour race's start while enjoying a day in this historic and charming city.

8 Family-Friendly Things to do this Spring Break at The Meadows Center

March 5, 2018

With Spring Break right around the corner, parents are searching for things to see, do and experience together as a family. From interpreter-led tours to interactive exhibits, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University offers outdoor fun to help you keep the kids busy while school is out

The Perfect Trail to Tavern Tour of San Marcos for Craft Beer & Outdoors Enthusiasts

February 28, 2018

Texans know there is nothing better after a day on the trails than an ice cold beer. Thankfully, there is no shortage of breweries in the area to sit down, relax and enjoy a Texas-style home brew. Here are five of our favorite combinations of trails and breweries that make for a great day in San Marcos.

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

February 19, 2018

With its picturesque scenery, historical charm and rich culture, San Marcos is a wonderful area to visit year-round. In fact, the off-season provides countless opportunities for relaxation, outdoor activities, artesanal dining and more.