Keep Spring Break Weird

By Chelsea Moran
Blog Content Contributor

Photo by Jeremy Keith via Flickr
Photo by Jeremy Keith via Flickr

Spring break trips can be difficult to plan and unless you start way in advance, you may be stuck close to home. Lucky for us, Austin is not only near by but filled with tons of cool places and activities to enjoy over the week vacation we desperately need. If you want to keep your spring break weird then check out these options.

1.SXSW March 11 – 20

South by Southwest is something that should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list. There are interactive sessions, live music and film screenings. You can go to meetups to network with people in specific fields or just jump from different shows and sessions, see what all the hype is about and find the latest trends in music, technology, etc. To attend a lot of events at SXSW, you have to register for a badge which can be pricey but if you can afford to go, it’s a great experience. However, there are numerous free events to attend so be sure and check out the free event schedule.

2. The Austin Rodeo March 12 – 26

The Rodeo can be great time for you and your friends or even family if you’re going home for spring break. This rodeo season in Austin, you can see performers such as Willie Nelson, The Josh Abbott Band, Grouplove, The Eli Young Band and so much more. You can also enjoy carnival rides, stock shows and shopping. Interested? Click on the link for more info and ticket prices.

3. Indoor Skydiving

Wanna be a daredevil in a safe environment? Try skydiving…. indoors. It’s for people of all ages and it’s not as scary as jumping out of a plane. The prices can be costly for one person but in a any group package the average cost per person is roughly fifty dollars.

Photo by Nan Palmero via Flickr
Photo by Nan Palmero via Flickr

4. Baylor Street Art Wall (Hope Gallery)

The graffiti wall in austin is always an interesting thing to see. You can go walk around view the art and climb the walls to see even more cool art. When you reach the castle, there’s a great view of the entire city. Bring a date here for a picnic or just hangout with friends. Either way, it’s a great spot to adventure around and have a good time.

5. Zipline Adventures

Ziplining is a great adventure if you would like to see beautiful terrain and get an adrenaline rush in the process. Enjoy three hours and five different zips across Lake Travis and the hill country. We all know Texas weather can be fickle but you can zip come sunshine or rain.

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