Things to Do

Relax, Shop, and Explore: 5 Things to See and Do in Marble Falls

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Situated a drivable 48 miles northwest of Austin and 75 miles north of San Antonio, Marble Falls is known for its “lakeside charm with a downtown flair.” At home in the area of Hill Country known as the Highland Lakes, the city is located along the Colorado River and is a hub for nature explorers and city shoppers alike. From rejuvenating your body and soul at the spa to camping underneath the starry sky, here are five things you can experience with a visit to Marble Falls.

1. Ultimate Facials Spa and Boutique

Ultimate Facials

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Owned by Janet Rogers, the Ultimate Facials Spa and Boutique offers seven customizable facial therapies that will have your skin refreshed in no time. Choose from an organic skin renewing peel treatment or a simple light therapy facial. There are even treatments geared specifically for gentlemen and teenagers. For those wanting a new wardrobe to complement their fresh face, the boutique portion of the facility has clothes to flatter every body type.

2. Shops at Old Oak Square

Birdies House of Design

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Marble Fall’s Old Oak Square is known as a prime shopping district for both locals and visitors. Centered around the city’s legendary oak tree in the downtown area, a wide variety of shops make up this can’t-miss experience. Butterfly Babies Children’s Store is the place to go if you are looking for the perfect gift for the little tyke in your life, while Three White Doves is home to beautiful pieces of Native American jewelry and artwork. Birdies Market, Ciao Bella, Plenty Boutique, and Third Street Treasures also each provide a unique shopping experience for visitors to the square.

3. Highland Lakes Farmer’s Market

farmer's market

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If strolling along aisles of vendors selling their homegrown produce sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday, then the Highland Lakes Farmer’s Market is the place for you. However, vegetables and fruits are not the only merchandise available at the market. Add to your essential oil collection with YTerry Essentials or support the local high school with a purchase from the Purple Thumb Marketplace. Located outside Numinous Coffee Roasters along Farm to Market 1431, the market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

4. Save the World Brewing Company

Save the World Brewing Co.

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Claiming to be America’s “100 percent philanthropic beer,” the Save the World Brewing Company is the heart work of two doctors turned brewers who envisioned a company that would give all of its profit away to help those in need. The company is pet-friendly, although all pets must be leashed and cannot be brought into the tasting room which is open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Brewery tours are also available at various times on those same days.

5. Krause Springs

Krause Springs

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Located in Spicewood only a 14-mile distance from Marble Falls, Krause Springs has been a hot spot destination for swimmers and campers since 1955. Boasting both primitive camping and RV sites, the privately owned location is a great place to take the family for a weekend getaway. Thirty-two springs and both a man-made and natural pool make this a great setting to escape the blistering summer heat. Admission rates vary depending on whether you plan to visit for a day or stay overnight. For more information, follow this link to the springs’ website.

Whether you plan to visit for a day, a weekend, or decide to stay forever, Marble Falls never lacks in things to do. Experience the fun that awaits in the lakes, hills, and city limits that make up this little-known gem of the Hill Country.