Spring Break: Two words every student wants to hear. Spring Break means just that — a break from the busy life of a college student. Some students plan their break months in advance, making plans to travel with friends, explore, go on a mission trip or just go home and relax for the week. Other students don’t give Spring Break a second thought until the week before.
For those last-minute planners, here are a few things to do in Dallas, Nashville and Atlanta during Spring Break.
The yearly “Dallas Blooms” is one of the biggest floral festivals in the Southwest. Running through April 12, the festival’s theme is “Sounds of Spring” and boasts over 100 different spring blooming flowers. If you are looking for that perfect Spring Break Instagram picture, tickets start at $15.
For thrill seekers, the original Six Flags Over Texas is about 20 minutes outside Dallas in Arlington. With rollercoasters, family rides and plenty of food, Six Flags will make you feel like a little kid again. Tickets start at $42.
Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta has it all: Originally built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, this 21-acre park has something for everyone. The Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola are right across the street, as well as CNN Studio Tours.
The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park is a group of buildings in Atlanta that showcase the civil rights leader’s life. King’s childhood home is included, as well as Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was baptized and later pastored. Tickets are free.
Nashville, the music city itself, is home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This is a must-see for country music fans and music fans in general. Ticket prices vary depending on special events, but general admission starts at $26.
For a different experience, you can visit the Nashville Zoo. It is home to over 2,700 animals and 365 different species. There are guided tours and backstage passes that give every animal lover an individualized experience. Animals are most active in the morning, so the zoo suggests visiting as soon as they open. Tickets start at $18 dollars.
If none of these float your boat, do not fear. There is plenty to do wherever you are. You can always look up the nearest museum, escape room or event, and you never know what you might find. Spring Break is what you make it, so make it a good one.