Spring Break Destinations


Albuquerque, NM

Gretta Alumbaugh, Staff Writer

Spring Break, the week long summer teaser, is quickly approaching.

In less than a week, from March 9-17, Spring Break will be upon us. While many people take the week to sleep, relax, and de-stress, some also enjoy the break by taking advantage of local travel destinations. Here’s just a few places that are close enough to travel to during your week long break.

Santa Rosa, NM- Blue Hole

  • The Blue Hole is a small pool that has crystal clear water with a constant temp of 62 degrees; it’s known for perfect cliff jumping or even diving off of a diving board. 
  • The entrance fee is $15 per person.
  • The Blue Hole is about two and a half hours from Amarillo. 

Red River, NM

  • Red River is known for skiing in the winter and hiking and shopping in the summer. 
  • Red River is four and a half hours away from Amarillo.

Oklahoma City, OK

  • Oklahoma City is almost 4 hours away and it’s known for their downtown known as brick town, it includes shopping, food, and a river walk.
  • The Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial and Museum is located downtown.
    • Entrance for adults cost $15, students between the ages of 6 and 17 cost $12 and any younger is free.

Shamrock, TX

  • During Spring Break Shamrock has a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration that last from March 15-17.
  • The event includes a live concert featuring country singers Parker McCollum and Kolby Cooper, a carnival, a dance, a rodeo, craft shows and much more.
  • Shamrock is a little under a hour and a half from Amarillo.

Austin, TX

  • Austin TX has a variety of things to do such as a historic downtown, live music, and many great places to eat.
  • Austin is a little over 7 hrs away from Amarillo.

Albuquerque, NM

  • Albuquerque is full of adventurous things to do and is only 4 hours away. 
  • Things to do include, hiking in the mountains, going on the 2.7 mile tramway, and the zoo.
    • The tramway cost around $20 for admission. 
    • The Zoo tickets cost under $15 for adults, children cost 6$, and kids under 2 have free admission.