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Spring Break in Texas

Updated on January 3, 2018
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Sydney began freelance writing in 2008, works with hundreds of Realtors across the country, and is a born and raised Texan.

Plan Your Spring Break in Texas

Spring Break is the time of year that students are able to unwind and relax a little while preparing for that final stretch of the school year. Believe it or not, Texas makes a great Spring Break getaway so here are few ideas to help get your planning started! From the coast to the Alamo, Texas is guaranteed to have a little something for everyone.

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Live Music Scene in Austin: Sixth Street

Of course you already know Austin is considered the Music Capital of the World. If you're a true music lover then consider vacationing in Austin.

Take in the scene in Downtown Austin along the famous Sixth Street. There is something for everyone in this music district.

If you're lucky, you'll be able to catch Language Room performing while you're in town. One of my favorite local bands, they put on a great show each and every time.

How to Get to Austin, Texas

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Rodeo Austin

You'll love the rodeo, horse shows, carnivals and games, two-stepping, concerts and more food than you'll ever get around to (don't miss the turkey legs though) ... you'll find it all at Rodeo Austin. You'll even find wine tastings and cook-offs.

Typically the fair takes places in the Spring time and happens to coincide with Spring Break most years.

When it first began back in 1938 with 16 animals, no one had any idea it would grow to such an enormous event over the next few decades. It has though and is a great Texas tradition for all.

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How to Get to South Padre Island

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South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
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South Padre Island on the Gulf Coast

South Padre Island has been a local Spring Break destination for many, many years and for good reason. There is rarely a dull time at this vacation hot spot.

You'll find beach parties, wet t-shirt contests, cruising, fishing excursions, kite-boarding, skydiving, surfing, horseback along the beach and even an indoor water park on the off chance it's raining in Texas.

Build a sandcastle, take in the sunset or just sink your toes in the sand while watching the waves beat against the shoreline. Just relax ... school will still be there when you get back.

For more info on South Padre check out the Visitor's Center to find current events.

If you are not wanting to get completely submerged in the party scene of South Padre, consider heading down the road just a bit to Port Aransas or Corpus Christi. Check out a few ideas for these areas in my blog called Things to Do in Port Aransas.

Krause Springs
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How to Get to Krause Springs

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Hill Country Vacations

Krause Springs is a quieter Spring Break if that's what you are looking for.

Tucked away in Spicewood, Texas, about 30 miles southwest of Austin; Krause Springs is known for its beautiful location in the Hill Country, the not too cold swimming hole and camping under the night sky.

You'll want to call ahead at (830) 693-4181 to make sure local burn bans aren't going to affect the grilling you plan to do once you get there.

Admission prices for a day trip will run you about $6 for an adult, $4 for children ages 4-11 and of course FREE for under 4. To tent camp overnight will only be slightly more; $12 for each adult, $6 per child. You'll add $12 to those rates for an RV spot.

Their website lets you know that dogs and glass containers are not allowed. One downside to this vacation spot is that they don't take credit cards so take cash for the admission fees.

How to Get to San Antonio, Texas

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Home of the Alamo

San Antonio, Texas is Home to the Alamo but that isn't the only thing you can check out while you are there; you can also take in the Riverwalk, go shopping in the massive mall, or visit Fiesta Texas. There's a little something for everyone in San Antonio.

From great food and a lively music scene, and everything in between, San Antonio is a must see.

What is your favorite Spring Break getaway in Texas?

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    • sydneyspence profile imageAUTHOR

      Sydney Spence 

      5 years ago from Austin Texas

      @yankeeintexas thank you for sharing! I'll have to check it out!

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      yankeeintexas 

      5 years ago from Lubbock, Texas

      My family likes to go to Possum Kingdom for spring Break! Lot camping, fishing, and bouting! The local resterants are always great!

    • sydneyspence profile imageAUTHOR

      Sydney Spence 

      5 years ago from Austin Texas

      @Austinstar great minds I tell you ;) ~ I'm just finishing up a hub on the 5 areas of Texas because for some reason people think Texas is ALL tumbleweeds, cattle and cowboys lol. I love travelling and have been to all the areas. My fav is East Texas, I was just in Nacogdoches this past weekend - just hubbed about it https://hubpages.com/travel/Travel-to-Nacogdoches-... - it's just so darn pretty. Of course I'm born and raised Texan so I could just be partial. LOL. Anyway ... I hope you'll check out my future Texas travel posts :)

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      Lela 

      5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      There is something special bout each part of Texas.

      East Tx has the piney woods and the roses of Tyler

      South Tx has the beaches and flat land

      West Tx has the wide open spaces and the big sky, plus the only mountain range in Tx

      North Tx has Palo Duro Canyon and Lubbock

      Central Tx has Austin, San Antonio, great food and music, plus the hill country and the lakes (they will be back someday).

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      Sydney Spence 

      5 years ago from Austin Texas

      @Austinstar yes, I was just in Marfa last year, look for my hub on that coming soon! we stayed at a great little place and visited Big Bend ... it is always great to get out of the city lol :)

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      Lela 

      5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I love Krause Springs! It's a beautiful spot in the hill country that reminds me of Maui. It's the best place to camp to. Love the giant wind chimes!

      Marfa Texas seems to be turning into a kitchy place to spend a few days and it's a great drive for people who love car trips.

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