Spring break is quickly approaching for Bearkats and students across the state. Many have already made plans for the much needed vacation from school, but for those who have either procrastinated in planning or have no idea what to do, Arts and Entertainment Editor Thomas Merka offers a few ideas and events to ensure that you have a fun-filled vacation.
There is plenty to do right here in Huntsville for those who want to avoid traveling during spring break. Huntsville is full of history and has many locations to learn more about the town’s past, such as the Sam Houston statue and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.
“The Square” is the area of town that surrounds the courthouse and is home to many antique shops and clothing boutiques with fun and unique items to buy. For those who like the outdoors, a camping trip at the Sam Houston National Forest is a fun way to spend time with friends.
The Kemah Board Walk located in Kemah, TX, which is about two hours from Huntsville. The boardwalk has all kinds of amusement rides and games that overlook the water.
The boardwalk is also home to a wide range of unique shops and dining experiences. From riding “The Bullet” to having lunch with the sharks, The Kemah Boardwalk promises to provide a fun-filled experience.
Houston is right in Huntsville’s backyard and is full of fun and exciting things to do during spring break. From shopping at the Galleria to attending a play in the Theatre District, this town has something to offer to everyone.
For those who like to dance, the fun really begins when the sun goes down. Downtown Houston is home to a thriving nightlife with a wide variety of clubs to choose from.
Galveston, located about two hours from Huntsville, is a great place to spend a day or two during spring break. Galveston has many attractions and activities that appeal to a wide array of tourists.
Some of the hot-spots on the island include the Moody Gardens theme park, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water park, a vibrant night life, tons of shopping opportunities and dining experiences for any palate. Another big tourist attraction is, of course, Galveston Beach (pictured above). Whether you’re into tanning, swimming or displaying your artistic side through sand castle construction, Galveston Beach is sure to be a relaxing get-away.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be in full swing during Spring Break and offers students the chance to experience some good old-fashioned Texas fun. The annual event features a Texas-sized carnival, BBQ cook-off, rodeo contests, a livestock show, a full line-up of entertainers and many more events and activities for people of all ages.
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