San Marcos Like a Local

Five Kid Approved Ways To Enjoy Nature Without Leaving The City

April 2, 2018

Spending a day exploring nature with your family shouldn’t include a long drive to find interesting natural areas worth exploring. Here in San Marcos, we have plenty of exciting outdoor adventures right in the middle of town! Here are five kid approved ways to enjoy nature without having to drive out of the city.

Jam-Packed Weekend In San Marcos

March 30, 2018

From Downtown Swing to the Stupidbowl, it's going to be a jam-packed weekend of unique SMTXperiences!

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