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Can I avoid spring breakers?

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Spirit Lake, Iowa
posts: 2
Can I avoid spring breakers?

I am wanting to visit SPI in March. Is it possible to avoid the college spring breakers?

Houston, Texas
posts: 471
reviews: 169
1. Re: Can I avoid spring breakers?

About the same chance of going to Disneyland, and avoiding Children.

Spirit Lake, Iowa
posts: 2
2. Re: Can I avoid spring breakers?

Thanks Jim! That is what I was thinking

posts: 3
reviews: 16
3. Re: Can I avoid spring breakers?

Spring break for Texas public colleges is the week of March 10. I think it's too cold for the beach then but tell it to the kids. You may miss the majority if Texas spring breakers if you go later, but good Friday and Easter are crowded too.

Austin, Texas
posts: 207
reviews: 47
4. Re: Can I avoid spring breakers?

Entirely, no, but you can limit it.

1. Stay at a condo that does not allow Spring Breakers;

2. Stay far away from the southern end near the Isla Grand;

3. Don't venture far in the evening; and

3. Don't try crossing the causeway much past mid-morning.

Otherwise, you can certainly limit your exposure. We stayed a while back with our younger children and it was fine. Most of the breakers were respectful. Using the Disney analogy: there will be some brats, but you can find spots where they are limited and behaved.

PS--We rent to "Winter Texans" every year during March, and there are tons of those (same) folks who return year after year. They return because it's a great place to be during Spring.

South Padre Island...
posts: 55
reviews: 26
5. Re: Can I avoid spring breakers?

March 13-17th in 2013 is really the only problematic weekend. The rest of the time you will have college students on south padre island, but not sort of the nasty crowd that causes problems you are discussing.

Inertia Chad..OUT!!

Dallas, Texas
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reviews: 4
6. Re: Can I avoid spring breakers?

Who is Inertia Chad?

7. Re: Can I avoid spring breakers?

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