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10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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Not sure what to do for spring break? Making plans now? Look no further! Take a look at the top 10 countdown of these Texas hot spots.

10. Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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Calling all thrill seekers! Six Flags Over Texas located in Arlington is the place to throw caution to the wind and have an absolute blast. Take a 255 ft. drop at 85 mph on the Titan, whirl around on the 400 ft. high Texas SkyScreamer, and plummet backwards at a heart racing pace of 0 – 70 mph in 3.8 seconds on Mr. Freeze. Take a break from your thrill seeking to have a bite to eat at Six Flag’s many fine dining kiosks and tents, do a little souvenir shopping, and sing some karaoke.

9. Lake Texoma

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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What better place to spend time with the family over spring break than at Lake Texoma. Grab the fishing poles, rent a cabin, and launch the boat into the water for a relaxing fishing trip to one of the most beautiful lakes in Texas. Lake Texoma also offers areas for camping, hiking, and the chance to spot a bald eagle or two.

8. Dinosaur Valley State Park, Glen Rose

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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Take a step back in time and visit Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose for spring break. Not only will you experience a little rest and relaxation by the crisp, cool waters of the Paluxy River, you will have the unique opportunity of seeing dinosaur tracks left behind by our prehistoric friends in the bed of the river!

7. Amarillo

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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Amarillo is a city rich with history and adventure. Get your kicks driving down the old Historic Route 66, zip line across Palo Duro Canyon, and visit the Texas Air and Space Museum. If zip-lining across the canyon wasn’t enough, take a thrill ride at the Wonderland Amusement Park.

6. San Antonio KOA

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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The San Antonio KOA is the perfect place to rest your head after a long day exploring what the great city of San Antonio has to offer. This KOA is surrounded by 40 acres of pecan trees, offers a spot for your RV and cozy cabins, a year-round pool, and bike rentals. It is located only minutes from the missions, the River Walk, and SeaWorld.

5. Galveston Island

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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Head to the beaches of Galveston Island for more than a little fun in the sun! If you’re looking for a party, head to Galveston’s East Beach where there is a boardwalk, festivals, concerts, and an outdoor bar. This is the party beach and is the largest beach in Texas. If you are looking to relax, wade in the waters at one of the island’s west end Pocket Parks or ride a bike along the gulf coast at Seawall Urban Park.

4. Austin

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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What better place to go than to the state capital for spring break? Austin is booming with arts, culture, and really cool things to do. Roll your RV into one of Austin’s state parks or book a room at one of the many hotel options close to downtown and hiking trails. If you’re looking to stay someplace unique, book an incredibly affordable stay at the Firehouse Hostel. There you will share a room with fellow travelers in what used to be an old firehouse. Enjoy some live music and cocktails in their cozy lounge equipped with leather seating, a relaxing atmosphere, and friendly staff.

During your stay be sure to go to the Austin Aquarium where you not only come face to face with some of the coolest sea creatures alive, but you also get to feed birds, reptiles, and even sharks! Later, rent a kayak from Rowing Dock and kayak the Colorado River. Then, in the evening, head to the Congress Avenue Bridge and watch as over a million bats take flight. It is an amazing experience that you can’t pass up!

3. El Paso

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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When it comes to planning your spring break trip, don’t pass up El Paso. Travel Transmountain Road to see the most spectacular sunrise, bike the Rio Grande, enjoy a little wine tasting at Star Canyon Winery, and try your hand at Texas Hold-em’ just across the Texas/New Mexico border at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. Be sure to watch the desert sunset at Cattleman’s Steakhouse as an end to the perfect day.

2. New Braunfels

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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Explore the Texas Hill Country on the Hill Country Draft Beer Trail. There are several cruise options that will take you through New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, and more! Enjoy a cold beer at some of the best breweries Texas has to offer. After you’ve sobered up a bit, spend a few lazy hours floating on a tube down the Comal River. In the evening, enjoy a movie at the Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theatre and head back to stay at the Faust Hotel and Brewing Co., which is rumored to be haunted.

1. Mustang Island

10 Incredible Texas Spring Break Destinations You Need to Get To

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 Why stay at the crowded Padre Island when you can move on down the Gulf coast to the much quieter Mustang Island? Slap on the sunscreen and lay out on the beach, wade out into the ocean, or cast a line into the water to land a salt-water dinner. Paddle along Mustang Island State Park Paddling trail for a little bird watching and shallow-water fishing. Head into Port Aransas for some shopping, fresh seafood, live music, and unique island bars. When the day is done, camp out on the beach, in one of their many cabins, or at a luxury condo.