Top Seven Local Places to Visit Over Spring Break


Alexis Davis, Writer

  1. Wet ‘n’ Wild Splash Town

Wet ‘n’ Wild Splash Town is Spring’s largest water park. There are water rides, pools, souvenir shops and cafeterias with multiple food choices. Some of the most popular rides are the Brain Drain, Stingray Racer, Ripqurl, Tornado, Texas Free Fall; Big Kahuna, a family mega-raft ride and FlowRider; a unique surfing experience. and Thunder Run. The newest children’s area, Wet ‘n’ Wild Junior provides an area where children can play safely. Poolside private cabanas are also available, making Wet ‘n’ Wild Splash Town a perfect spring break vacation location.

  1. TGR Exotics Wildlife Park

At TGR Exotics Wildlife Park, they have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most unique, fascinating and endangered animals. This park houses more than 100 animals with over 25 different species. This experience gives you the chance to see, touch, learn about and interact with many different animals.

  1. Smash Therapy

Smash Therapy is a place where people of all ages can relieve stress in a physical manner. The facility offers different ‘rage rooms’ in which people can express themselves through physically interacting with different items in different environments. For example, there is a children’s ‘splatter room’ where patrons can throw paint balls. There is also a profanity room and polite room for adults. In the adult rooms, Smash Therapy offers the opportunity to destroy household items such as glass, furniture and electronics.

  1. iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Do you know someone who dreams of flying? Well now they can at iFLY Indoor Skydiving. Here guest can experience the thrill of skydiving without having to jump from an airplane – no falling, no parachute, just them flying on a smooth cushion of air with a trained instructor right by their side.

  1. That Escape Place

That Escape Place provides a multi-room Escape room experience for people of all ages. You will not need any prior knowledge or experience to get the clues or solve the puzzles. One of the most popular rooms is “Raiders of the Lost Art,” in which the mission is to infiltrate, identify and escape alive with a priceless stolen painting from a criminal organization.

  1. Atkinson Farms

Atkinson Farms has been around since 1991. Fresh strawberries and seasonal produce are grown on this farm, along with more than 100 acres of vegetables. A variety of over 60 different vegetables are grown year-round, depending on the season. For some fun, people can pick their own strawberries during strawberry season at the farm.

  1. Old Town Spring

Old Town Spring is the historic location of a nineteenth century railroad hub which grew into Spring, Texas. Old Town spring is voted one of the top attractions in Texas each year. There are over 150 Victorian style shops and restaurants to try. One of the top attractions Old Town Spring offers is a Houston Ghost Tour where guest uncover Houston’s ghostly past. Another attraction offered is Old Town Spring Museum which has an array of items collected from families that settled in the area of Spring, Texas.