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Old 01-17-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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Hi

Looking for spring break ideas with our 11 year old son. Spring Break is early - March 9th week. Would love something we can drive to. Heard several people mention Broken Bow, OK - but, I think the first week of March is not the best time to go there to take advantage of kayaking, tubing, etc.

Has anyone taken a trip that you'd recommend? We'd prefer to keep drive within 5-6 hours.

Thanks!!!
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:49 PM
 
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San Antonio is popular for spring break. It may still be too chilly for anything involving water, but there are lots of things for kids to see and do down there.
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Old 01-17-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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San Antonio is popular for spring break. It may still be too chilly for anything involving water, but there are lots of things for kids to see and do down there.
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This is what I was thinking too Probably a good time of the year to visit, because the River Walk has felt a little swampy the times I visited in the summer. San Antonio is a good city to visit with young kids, with Sea World, Fiesta Texas, and the River Walk.

Houston might be another consideration, since it's a little closer. The Kemah boardwalk is kind of neat, as is the Pleasure pier in Galveston. There's also top notch museums down there, NASA, and a nice zoo. Plus, it's good to visit Houston before summer if you want to go there. Stop at Buc ee's in Madisonville for jerky!
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:55 PM
 
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Houston would be GREAT for Spring Break before it gets too hot and steamy in the summer!
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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Hot Springs AR.
It's gorgeous in the spring.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:37 AM
 
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Hot Springs AR.
It's gorgeous in the spring.
I've heard great things about Hot Springs and will be checking it out in the future with my little family. I'll also second San Antonio as a good spot for a quick few day trip.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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I've got 2 boys around that age and we've been wanting to go see the Marfa lights, visit the McDonald Observatory and check out the hiking in the Davis Mountains sometime soon with them.
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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You may consider Bastrop (Lost Pines resort). It is a Hyatt and it is nice. It has a lazy river, huge swim pools, golf, hiking, fishing, etc. 3.5 hour drive. You can also go into Austin very easily and tour the capital, etc.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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Hot Springs is lovely, but I wouldn't take kids there. The main attractions are the spas, horse racing, and the casino. It's one of my favorite weekend getaways!

Eureka Springs nearby has more activities for families.
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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Hot Springs is lovely, but I wouldn't take kids there. The main attractions are the spas, horse racing, and the casino. It's one of my favorite weekend getaways!
Hot Springs has many fun things for children. Mine are all grown now but it was one of their favorite places when they were kids!
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