Spring Break in Texas
From Danno Wise
Texas Offers Several Excellent Spring Break Destinations As
far as college students are concerned, it is never to early
to begin planning for Spring Break. Luckily for them, Texas
is home to a number of excellent Spring Break destinations.
Typically, there are two distinct regions Spring Breakers
gravitate to in Texas – one is the Gulf Coast and the other
is the Hill Country. Both of these regions offer a host of
activities, with most of the fun being focused in or around
Indeed, water sports and activities dominate the time Spring
Breakers aren’t spending drinking or in clubs. In the Hill
Country region, many ‘Breakers head north of Austin to Lake
Travis, although others spread out to the numerous lakes dotting
the Hill Country.
The other main Spring Break draws in the Hill Country are
New Braunfels and San Marcos. Each of these towns offer great
river access for those wishing to tube the San Marcos and
But, by and large, Texas beaches are the mainstay of Spring
Breakers headed to Texas. Aransas Pass and Port Aransas are
two popular small towns on the coast for Spring Breakers to
party. Coastal cities such as Corpus Christi and Galveston
attract plenty of Spring Breakers as well.
However, hands down the most popular Spring Break destination
in Texas is South Padre Island. South Padre offers a wide
variety of outdoor recreation and entertainment options. Among
the most popular water sports are wind surfing, diving and
snorkeling, and parasailing. Some of the most popular nightclubs
are Louie’s Backyard and Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark, which
offers water sports during the day and live music at night.
The biggest hurdle for Spring Breakers hoping to head to Padre
is finding a place to stay. South Padre Island hotels book
early for the Spring Break season, especially those with beachfront
activities such as the Radisson and Sheraton.
So, if you are a Spring Breaker hoping to find a place to
party in Texas during the annual spring sabbatical, you better
get started now. The best rooms are taken well before March
at all the best destinations. And, when it comes to a Texas-size
Spring Break, you don’t want to get left out.