You don’t have to take a cruise out to the Caribbean or fly down to Mexico to have a good time and enjoy thrilling parties this Spring Break. You already know our state’s tagline of everything is bigger (and better) in Texas.
So save on the interstate (and international) travel and check out these hot places to party right here in Texas:
Top Texan Spring Break Destinations
- South Padre Island. Alright, we’ll start with the obvious for those who missed the annual memo. Long before MTV crews ever hit the shoreline, South Padre Island was the unofficial Texas Spring Break, must-go destination. In fact, the Travel Channel has ranked it as the number three best spring break destination in the world. Every year, this tropical oasis becomes college party central with cheap hotel rooms, wild day parties, great beach bars and all the sun, surf, and sand you could want. Other, less booze-filled activities, include boating, fishing, and even bird-watching for those outdoor lovers among you.
- Austin & the Guadalupe River. For a more laid-back, urban-meets-country spring break, take your crew to Austin. Here you’ll find some of the most exciting nightlife in the state as well as some delicious barbecue joints. Just make sure you spend at least one day (although we’d recommend more, because, why not?) out tubing on the Guadalupe River. With no ban on cans, you can drink and party while you float, but be sure to bring a floatable cooler for those empties, and kick back as the current takes you down. Pro-tip, check out this new outfitter if you don’t have your own tubing equipment or shuttle set-up.
- Port Aransas. Maybe you’re noticing a bit of a water trend, but really getting cool and wet before the heat sets in is what spring break is all about. Port A and its Mustang Island offer miles of sandy beaches to play in and near. This area tends to be significantly less crazy and crowded than the aforementioned South Padre Island but still offers plenty of day and nightlife excitement for college students escaping their dorms and textbooks.
Do you have your own favorite Texan Spring Break destination? Tips for where to go and what to bring? Sound off on social media and let us know where you’d rather be this March.