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“Good outlet shopping”

San Marcos Premium Outlets
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in San Marcos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: San Marcos Premium Outlets features an impressive collection of the finest brands for you, your family and your home. Include a shopping stop during your next trip to the area. You're sure to find impressive savings of 25% to 65% all year round. San Marcos Premium Outlets is located 30 minutes south of Austin and 45 minutes north of San Antonio. Complimentary hourly shuttle service is available from Embassy Suites Hotel, Spa and Conference Center. Shuttle service from San Antonio and Austin is also available.
Allen, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good outlet shopping”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

I liked the variety and number of outlet stores here and overall the environment and quality is higher at the Premium outlets than at those across the street (Tanger). While I have outlets close to where I live, the selection here was better, esp: Victoria's secret, Off 5th, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Bare Escentuals, James Avery, Vera Bradley and more that are not in my local outlet mall. Parking is suboptimal and it would be nice if the complex was laid out more pedestrian-friendly, but if you're in the area it is worth a stop.

Visited December 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Many shops”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Yes!, it is as I heard about it, many brand stores with great discounts. Besides, if you dare to finish with Premium Outlet, you just cross one street and there is Tanger Outlet. You need at least 1 or 2 whole days to do the shopping. If you want to get taxes back, you need to spend $136 USD per store and you get back around $4 USD.
It takes about 40 minutes to get there from San Antonio.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Busy, Busy, Busy!”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

This place is the place to shop when in Central Texas. I think these outlets are, by far, much better then those in Hillsboro, TX and Roundrock, TX. Almost every designer and namebrand store is represented and prices are true outlet/factory prices (not a markup, with 5 discount that fools you into thinking you are getting a deal when you really aren't).

The only issue is they are well know and are always very busy. Parking is a bit of an issue as well. Be patient and don't go to the outlets in San Marcos if you have pending plans throughout the afternoon. Take your time and shop!

Visited November 2012
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Long Beach, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Whole Lot of Shopping”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is the largest outlet center my wife or I have ever seen. I took us 15 minutes just to slowly drive around and figure out where w wanted to shop. You could easily spend a whole day here if you had a lot of shopping to do.

Visited November 2012
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Bristol TN
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Top Class Stores”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Huge amount of stores. With Tanger outlets next door there are 240 stores. Almost too many to do at one time. Not laid out in the best configuration. Some stores are behind others and hard to see. Actually had to ask customer service where a particular store was that we couldn't find. Some of these store are on the upscale side. More down to earth stores at Tanger. Go to both and shop til you drop - you will.

Visited November 2012
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