Spring Break in Texas

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    Posted on Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017
    With Spring Break just around the corner, people are beginning to make their vacation plans, whether it be to the beach, the mountains, or even out of the country. Though a lot of us, myself included, have no plans at all for this Spring Break, which can be kind of a bummer if you’d like to make the most of your vacation time. Luckily, we live in the great state of Texas, which is by far the best place I’ve ever had the pleasure of road tripping around. There are tons of different places around the state that are amazing to visit, if you don’t mind driving a few hours.
     
    1. Galveston Beach
    Galveston gets a bad reputation sometimes for not being the prettiest of beaches, but I tend to disagree. While Padre and Port A can be beautiful, you will never get bored in Galveston. If you’re not feeling up to a day at the beach, you can check out the excessive amounts of other things to do in Galveston, whether it’s the carnival on the pier, or the amazing attractions at the moody gardens, or one of the delicious restaurants all over the city, you’ll never run out of things to do.
     
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    2. Enchanted Rock
    One of the best camping sites in Texas. Enchanted Rock is located near Fredericksburg and has expansive trails, gorgeous views, and no light pollution to inhibit stargazing. I highly recommend it.
     
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    3. Lockhart, Texas
    This tiny, unassuming town is home to some of the absolute best barbeque in the state. There are three different barbeque joints in the span of about a mile, and they’re all in stiff competition with each other. If you like barbeque, this is the place to take a day trip to.
     
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    These are my personal favorite places to visit in Texas, and I highly recommend you give them a chance this Spring Break if you are able to.
     
    by Josh Parmentier, College of Education
    Photo attribution: https://goo.gl/0V5Zna