The gigantic array of outlet malls at San Marcos are a favorite of the family, especially around Christmas. The mall areas are overwhelming; be prepared to spend the entire day there; mark well where your vehicle is parked.
The malls label themselves as “Premium.”
How far is it? It is about 22 miles via FM306 to I35 north, exit 201.
You asked for it, so here it is: Outlet Store Directory