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Texas Spring Break Activities


With its warm spring weather, hundreds of miles of beaches, dozens of lakes and rivers, theme parks, water parks and more, Texas is an ideal Spring Break destination for college students from across the country. In fact, every year, hundreds of thousands of Spring Breakers head to the Lone Star State for this annual college vacation. While in Texas, they will find no shortage of Spring Break activities.

1. Party on the Beach

College students will be flocking to the Texas coast during Spring Break. And, Texas has hundreds of miles of coastline for them to choose from. The college Spring Break hotspots are well known. Beaches from South Padre Island to Galveston will be full of students, concerts, parties and other Spring Break festivities during the month of March.

2. Go to a Water Park

While the beginning of spring will still be a bit cool for a visit to a water park, as spring wears on the weather will be warming and water parks across Texas will be opening their doors and welcoming visitors looking for a fun way to cool off. The standard for water parks in Texas has been set fairly high by the Schlitterbahn franchise, which has locations in New Braunfels (the original), Galveston (enclosed, climate-controlled and open year around) and South Padre Island. However, the landscape of the state is dotted with water parks of all sizes, all of which are a great way to cool off and have fun as spring turns to summer in Texas.

3. Take a Thrilling Ride at a Theme Park

Spring is probably the best season to visit one of Texas' top theme parks. The spring weather is warm enough to dress light, but still cool enough to make an all-day visit bearable (unlike later in the summer, when intense heat can make park visitors fade late in the day). Texas is home to a number of tremendous theme parks, most notably Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio and the original Six Flags in Arlington.

4. Hang Out at a Lake

Every region of Texas has dozens of major reservoirs. Each of these impoundments offers a variety of water sport options. Water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, canoeing, sailing, boating, snorkeling and kayaking are just a few of the recreational activities available on Texas lakes.

5. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

For some college students, St Patrick's Day falls during their Spring Break vacation. And, Texans love celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Across the state, pubs will be full of revelers and St. Patrick's Day festival will be held. Spring Breakers on vacation in Texas over St Patrick's Day should make sure to make it part of their Spring Break festivities.

6. Fly a Kite(board)

Thanks to its consistently strong and steady winds, South Padre Island has developed into one of the top kiteboarding destinations in the United States. Due to its mild weather, South Padre Island is a true year around kiteboarding destination, attracting kiteboarders from across the country who often find ideal conditions in both the shallow Laguna Madre Bay and the beachfront waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Considering March is one of the most consistently windy seasons and that South Padre is one of the state's top Spring Break destinations, Spring Break presents an ideal opportunity for college students to try their hand at kiteboarding.

7. Tube the Guadalupe

Floating down the Guadalupe River in an inner tube is definitely a "Texas thing." If you happen to be visiting the Hill Country, you won't want to miss out on this unique experience. Through the years, this uniquely Texan water sport has become a ritualistic tradition among residents and visitors alike. Perhaps the most simplistic of all water sports, tubing involves relaxing in an inflated inner tube while drifting downstream.
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