February 22

Three Texas Destinations To Go For Spring Vacation


Texas is a big place, which means it offers a multitude of ideas for your spring vacation. Whether you’re flying solo, looking for a romantic getaway, or bringing the whole family along, you’ll find beautiful scenery and fun activities to keep everyone happy. Here are just a few ideas for you to consider this spring.
Dallas, Texas, is the ninth most populous city in the U.S. Therefore, you would expect to find many opportunities for recreation. One of the most obvious is Six Flags Over Texas, which opens for the 2018 season on February 24. You’ll find rides for all ages, including exciting roller coasters. There are also live action shows to enjoy between the thrills. Download their park app for your smartphone so you won’t miss anything.

If you want a little education with your fun, check out the many museums and cultural attractions in the city. These include the Old Red Museum, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Tours of the city are available, including one focusing on John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
South Padre Island
Incredibly popular among college students on spring break, South Padre Island is a great beach getaway. If you are not a college student, you might want to avoid traveling there in March. At other times, however, it’s family friendly. It’s hard to imagine getting tired of the beach, but if you do, more water fun may be had at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. An indoor area is open through April, and the outdoor section opens in June.
Celebrate Mother Nature at the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, a long boardwalk that offers sightings of birds in their natural habitat. You may also see butterflies and alligators, along with other wildlife. Animal lovers can also learn about sea turtles at Sea Turtle, Inc., and see dolphins at the Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center
Another coastal destination, Galveston is home to the Galveston Pleasure Pier. There, you can have a retro experience featuring rides, midway carnival games, restaurants, and shops. This theme park has wild roller coasters and other thrill rides, as well as tamer rides for the little ones. Some of these rides soar over the Gulf of Mexico seawater for an experience you won’t soon forget.
Also, naturally, the city offers miles of gorgeous beaches. One of the best is Galveston Island State Park, which was named one of the best Gulf Coast beaches by the Travel Channel. Not only can you relax on the sand and play in the surf, you can also paddle a kayak, take a nature tour, or fish. If you’re interested in bringing the RV, the Dellanera RV Park provides 65 full hookups and its own private 1,000-foot section of the beach.
Thanks to its southern location, travelers from all over the country visit Texas for spring vacations. Since these are just a few ideas of the many you may discover, it’s a great idea to get online and browse the web to create your own perfect itinerary.
Photo: “Galveston – Pleasure Pier” by Allen Sheffield licensed under CC BY 2.0 | Cropped from original


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