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Image of a family roadtripping during spring break in Texas.March 11, 2024

Exploring the Top 7 Spring Break Destinations Near Our New Homes in DFW

Spring break is approaching fast here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, bringing a cherished time for families to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s not only a fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories and recharge in the comfort of your own Riverside home—but also explore new destinations. At Riverside Homebuilders, we understand the importance of quality time with loved ones, whether it’s in your brand-new home in DFW or venturing out to discover new horizons. While we take pride in crafting exceptional new homes in the lively DFW area, we also recognize the value of exploring the treasures just beyond our doorstep. Read below as we unveil some of our favorite spring break road trip destinations within easy reach of our communities.

1. Austin: Live music capital of the world

Hop on I-35 S from our DFW communities to find the eclectic city of Austin about three hours away—known for its remarkable music scene, culinary delights and outdoor adventures. Regardless of your age or interests, you can immerse yourself in the soulful rhythms of live music along Sixth Street or stroll through the picturesque grounds of Zilker Park. History buffs can explore the majestic Texas State Capitol or embark on a journey back in time at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. For outdoor enthusiasts, a hike up Mount Bonnell offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline and Colorado River. Whether you’re seeking cultural experiences or outdoor thrills, Austin is the perfect place to find irresistible charm and boundless energy this spring break.

2. Galveston: Island paradise on the Gulf Coast

If the sand is calling your name this spring break, escape to the tranquil shores of Galveston—a captivating island retreat just a few hours’ drive from our new homes in DFW. Bask in the sun-kissed beaches, where turquoise waters and soft sands create the ultimate setting for relaxation and family fun. Dive into the island’s allure at Moody Gardens, home to exotic wildlife and immersive exhibits. Thrill-seekers, seafood lovers and sightseers can all find something to love at the iconic Pleasure Pier—complete with exciting amusement rides, delicious restaurants, unique shops and more. With its laid-back atmosphere and coastal charm, Galveston offers the perfect spring break sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation.

3. Fort Davis: A gateway to the cosmos and natural beauty

Nestled amidst the rugged beauty of West Texas, Fort Davis beckons adventurers seeking both celestial wonders and natural splendor. Explore the historic Fort Davis National Historic Site, offering a glimpse into the region’s frontier past and the storied legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers. Ascend to new heights at the McDonald Observatory, where state-of-the-art telescopes unveil the mysteries of the universe against the backdrop of the vast Texas sky. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Davis Mountains State Park, where hiking trails meander through rugged canyons and fragrant pine forests. Whether you’re gazing at distant galaxies or marveling at the majesty of nature, the Fort Davis Mountains promise an unforgettable spring break experience filled with discovery and wonder.

4. San Antonio: A fusion of history, culture, and family fun

Journey south to San Antonio, where history comes alive amidst the charming streets of the Riverwalk and vibrant attractions await at every turn. Take a stroll along the scenic Riverwalk, lined with cafes, shops and picturesque bridges spanning the tranquil waters of the San Antonio River. Dive into family fun at SeaWorld San Antonio, where thrilling rides and captivating marine life encounters await. For adrenaline seekers, Fiesta Texas offers heart-pounding roller coasters and entertainment for all ages. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of San Antonio’s history at the iconic Alamo or explore the interactive exhibits at the Witte Museum. With its blend of cultural heritage and family-friendly attractions, San Antonio promises a spring break adventure that’s both educational and exhilarating.

5. Amarillo: Canyon adventures and wide open spaces

Venture to the heart of the Texas Panhandle and discover the rugged beauty of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of Texas.” Embark on scenic hikes or scenic drives through the canyon’s towering red rock formations and sprawling vistas. For a taste of local culture, visit the nearby town of Amarillo and explore its vibrant arts scene, charming boutiques and eclectic eateries. Whether you’re marveling at the canyon’s natural wonders or exploring the vibrant city of Amarillo, the Texas Panhandle offers an idyllic spring break retreat amidst wide-open spaces and endless possibilities for adventure.

6. Jefferson: Tranquil lakes, antiques and Southern charm

Escape to the historic town of Jefferson, nestled along the shores of picturesque Lake O’ the Pines, where Southern hospitality and small-town charm abound. Embark on a leisurely cruise along the tranquil waters of the lake or cast a line and reel in the catch of the day. Explore the town’s quaint antique shops or delve into the region’s rich history at the Jefferson Historical Museum. With its serene lakeside setting and timeless appeal, Jefferson offers a peaceful spring break getaway steeped in Southern charm and nostalgia.

7. Fredericksburg: A taste of Texas wine country and German heritage

Indulge your senses in the rolling hills of Fredericksburg, where Texas wine country and German heritage converge to create a one-of-a-kind spring break experience. Explore the picturesque vineyards and award-winning wineries that dot the Texas Hill Country, offering tastings of locally crafted wines amidst breathtaking scenery. Savor the flavors of authentic German cuisine at local restaurants and beer gardens, where traditional dishes and craft brews abound. Immerse yourself in the town’s rich history at the Pioneer Museum Complex or stroll along Main Street, lined with charming boutiques, art galleries and historic landmarks. Whether you’re sipping wine amidst the vineyards or savoring schnitzel in a cozy beer garden, Fredericksburg invites you to indulge in the pleasures of Texas wine country and German hospitality for an unforgettable spring break escape.

Make this spring one to remember with Riverside Homebuilders

As spring break approaches, the possibilities for adventure are endless near our Riverside Homebuilders new home communities in the DFW area. From the unparalleled energy of city life in Austin to the serene beauty of the Gulf Coast in Galveston—there’s a quick road trip for everyone to enjoy when you live in a Riverside Homebuilders community. As you embark on your spring break escapades, our team of experts invites you to discover the wonders just beyond your doorstep and create cherished memories with your loved ones. To make this spring even better with a top-quality new construction home in DFW, don’t hesitate to browse through our quick move-in homes and give us a call at (817) 601-6230 or fill out our online form to learn more.

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