South Padre Island, TX
Close, crazy and—most importantly—cheap, South Padre Island welcomes approximately 40,000 visitors during the month of March. The island’s popularity stems from allowing patrons to have alcohol on the beach, said Mary K. Hancock, South Padre Island special events manager. March 8-15 is known locally as Texas Week because that is when most universities have their break. This year, the beach is hosting a four-day musical event packed with major musical acts. This year’s Ultimate Music Experience features performances from dubstep superstars Bassnectar and Zedd.
“South Padre welcomes spring break, we always have,” Hancock said. It brings new attitudes, new life and new energy to the island. Everybody is happy.”