Spring Break Destinations near Austin
With spring break just a few weeks away, families are planning their vacations. Since the economy is not very stable, many families are planning their spring break close to home.
San Antonio is the number one vacation spot in Texas. The city has many things to do and see. The Alamo, river walk and Hemisfair Park are a few that are on the “must do” list.
The Alamo, it is Texas’ most important historical land mark and brings around 2.5 million visitors each year. It was built in 1718 near the headwaters of San Pedro Creek and was moved twice, reaching its current location in 1724. Today, the Alamo is owned by the State of Texas and operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It is open every day of the year, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and admission is free.
Hemisfair Park was built to accommodate the 1968 World’s Fair. The 15 acre park has many amenities, including cascading waterfalls, children’s play grounds and one of San Antonio’s most popular skyline, the 750 foot Tower of the Americas. Visitors can dine at the revolving restaurant or take a breath taking view of San Antonio from the observation deck on top of the tower.
The river walk is also a great destination for spring breakers. The river walk is located on the San Antonio River, which runs through downtown San Antonio. Visitors can ride on the river on boats or walk along the river on the walk ways on either side. The river walk is lined with restaurants, shops and historical buildings. Hotels also line the river walk and over look the San Antonio River.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a 200- acre theme and water park full of rides, shows and many attractions. Fiesta Texas is host to eight roller coasters and its very own water park, which is included with the parks admission price. There are also several hotels within the area of the park, all range in prices and there is something for everyone’s budget!
Another popular destination in San Antonio is Sea World. Visitors can get up close and personal with sea creatures of all kind, and the park has coasters and water rides as well. The park is one of three of its kind in the United States, making it a popular destination for visitors in Texas.
Another popular destination for visitors in San Antonio is the Ripley’s Believe it or Not and Plaza Wax Museum. It is located down town at Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street and has many unique displays of wax figures. The museum is open year round and a great place to visit when in the down town area.
The Buckhorn Museum & Saloon; the saloon is where Teddy Roosevelt recruited rough riders and Poncho Villa planned the Mexican revolution. The saloon has been around a long time, and still has much of the original furniture, including the back bar which is make from marble and cherry wood. A great destination for any history buff!