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What to do for Spring Break in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas

Spring Break in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas centers on fun in the sun and sand and on piers and jetties on Padre and Mustang islands, but that’s not all the Coastal Bend has to offer during this precursor to summer. Photo by Carrie Robertson Meyer/Third Coast Photography

Spring Break in the Coastal Bend in 2020 will stretch from Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 22 — two full weeks of students hitting the beaches for the year’s first taste of vacation.

The University of Texas in San Antonio and Texas A&M University start the season by letting students out March 6. They return to school on Monday, March 16. Also going on break the first week are the Corpus Christi Independent School District, Gregory-Portland ISD, Flour Bluff ISD, and several other local districts. This will be the busiest week of the two-week stretch.

On Friday, March 13, the University of Texas at Austin begins its Spring Break. Students will return to class sunburned and sandy on Monday, March 23.

Beach rules change during Spring Break each year. Dogs are not allowed on beaches during these two weeks, and Port Aransas instills an alcoholic beverage curfew on city beaches. Drinking any kind of alcohol is banned on Port Aransas beaches from 6 p.m.-7 a.m. through March 22. The ban is 6 p.m. Saturdays to noon Sundays during Spring Break.

For a look at 14 different beaches in Corpus Christi and on Padre and Mustang islands, check out the 101Corpus Christi.com Beach Guide. 101 Fun Things to do in Corpus Christi also has a guide for Beach Activities with information on windsurfing, paddleboarding, kite flying, kayaking, canoeing, and more.

The beaches aren’t the only way to have fun while on Spring Break.

Check out our list of Corpus Christi Attractions and Activities, including where to bowl, where to watch movies or professional sports, and where to take a boat ride, go dolphin watching, or fishing. You’ll also find out about the area’s water parks, the Texas State Aquarium, USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, and the South Texas Botanical Gardens.

For those interested in the arts and history, you’ll find everything you need to know to explore local culture on the Museums and Culture guide. Aside from an impressive listing of art galleries, the community is also home to the Art Museum of South Texas, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, Museum of Asian Culture, Tejano Civil Rights Museum, Texas Maritime Museum, and much much more.

The 101CorpusChristi.com website also offers information on all of the area's parks, including the Padre Island National Seashore and Mustang Island State Park, and where to shop, where to eat and drink, and where to stay.

For events happening during those two weeks, check out our interactive digital calendar at 101CorpusChristi.com/EVENTS. You can download events to your digital calendar, set up reminders, get updates, and email events to family and friends for instant party planning.

Happy Spring Break!

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