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I’ve always loved Spring Break. I loved it more when I didn’t have to take vacation from work to enjoy it, but I’ll take it any way it comes. If you’re like me, you have family in town, escaping the cold up north and ready to drink a couple of margaritas.
Visitors to this fine city want to see many of the typical tourist locations, but most are open to following you through shortcuts and back alleys to see your favorite places. Hopefully I can keep my brother out of trouble, although he’s already had the poor judgment of visiting Austin with his entire family wearing their University of Oklahoma t-shirts. He’ll learn…
Top 5 things “to do” in San Antonio during Spring Break
1. Visit the River Walk, particularly if you’re from out of town. Visit The Alamo. Have a margarita and a burrito at Rio Rio Cantina.
2. Tonight, celebrate St Patty’s Day. If the size of the outdoor tents at Klusoz, Mulligans and Scout Bar are any indication, it should be one heck of a party!
3. Enjoy some sun. Wear sunscreen if you’re outside. Celebrate the arrival of spring.
4. Take pictures of the kids in the bluebonnets, which have absolutely exploded this week. I highly recommend finding a side street, not the median of 281.
5. Visit an art gallery or museum. The McNay is one of my favorites and right now they have an awesome visiting exhibit called “An Impressionist Sensibility:The Halff Collection” which I could (and have) spent hours in.
Top 5 things to “not do” in San Antonio during Spring Break
1. Just cause you’ might be on a staycation doesn’t mean you have to stay home and watch TV. Really. Weed the yard if you must (I must), but get out and go somewhere.
2. Don’t forget to use sunscreen. You don’t want to go to work/school next week looking like this. Or this. Or this. (Isn’t it amazing what people will post on the Internet?)
3. Don’t turn on the air conditioning when it hits 75 degrees. Open some windows, drive with the windows down, enjoy the fresh air. You’ll get tired of being hermetically sealed soon enough this summer when it’s over 90 degrees.
4. Don’t forget to get a pedicure before you wear your sandals or fitflops. Male or female. Ugly winter toes are worse than wearing socks with sandals.
5. Don’t wear jeans. Pull out your shorts and capris and show off your winter white legs or your brand new spray tan.
Whatever you do, have fun. And don’t forget SXSW for the weekend.
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