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Harvey limits fun for spring break

Lexington, aquarium to be open for the week

While Port Aransas and Rockport are usually hot spots for spring breakers, those who head out to the coastal communities this year won’t have quite as many options when they get there.

In the since months since Hurricane Harvey made landfall and devastated the area, just 40 percent of businesses have reopened, according to the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

The retail shops and hotels that stretch from Port Aransas to Rockport have been hardest hit, with many still cleaning and rebuilding. Those that are open, however, are expected to be packed with visitors. While that’s good for an area trying to recover from a Category 4 hurricane, it means visitors may have a hard time finding a hotel or a quick bite, so pack accordingly.

Despite the challenges, the towns are gearing up for spring breaks, who are known to flock mostly to the area’s beaches to sunbathe, fish or go boating.

If you prefer something quieter, most of the popular attractions in Corpus Christi have reopened and are ready for the crowds, including the Texas State Aquarium, Lexington Museum on the Bay and museums.

For the more adventurous, skydiving over Corpus Christi and Port Aransas is bound to make it a memorable spring break. Check out www.skydivesouthtexas.com for information.

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