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Spring Break Around the Lone Star State

Spring break is right around the corner for many Texas students! Because kids are used to such fast paced lives these days, this week of freedom can sometimes leave them feelin’ bored. Luckily, Texas is the [second] biggest state and there’s plenty to do around here to keep busy.  I’ve listed some of my favorite vacation spots around the Lone Star State that are perfect for spring break trips.

Austin – This eclectic city has something for everyone to enjoy! Though it’s known as “The Music Capital of the World,” families, history buffs, wine connoisseurs, music fanatics and art lovers will all feel at home in Austin. The city’s website even has suggested tours for visitors based on their interests.

New Braunfels – Ah, good ole’ New Braunfels. As the home of Schlitterbahn and the Comal River, this is a great city to have some fun in the water! Although Schlitterbahn isn’t open yet in March, floating the Comal River is a leisurely yet fun activity for the whole family.

San Antonio – This town is packed with history and flavor! From the River Walk to the Alamo, you’ll stay busy in the “Alamo City!”  Not to mention, Texas’ favorite amusement park, Fiesta Texas, will be open during spring break.

Galveston – If you love the beach, then Galveston Island is the spring break destination for you! Not only are the beaches great, but you can enjoy fishing, shopping at the Historic Downtown District known as “The Strand,” fresh seafood and much more. Also on the island is Schlitterbahn Galveston (now open on the weekends!) and Moody Gardens, a favorite attraction that is made up of three pyramid museums.

Gruene – This town offers some of the best honky tonkin’ and live music in the state at the historic Gruene Hall. Also in Gruene is the Guadalupe River, which is the Southern most Trout stream in the Northern Hemisphere. This river is perfect for fly fishing and like the Comal, is another great body of water to float.

Now that I gave y’all some suggestions, it’s time to pack your bags, load up the car and get out there to enjoy your spring break across Texas.

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