Spring break destinations? New York Times recommends Austin

If you still don’t have travel plans for spring break, it’s okay — you’re living in one of the six places on the New York Times’ “Where to go for Spring Break” list.

Diedra and Ryan Smith enjoy the brisk morning weather with a run along the Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake with their daughter Stella, 2, in tow as the city skyline provides a dramatic backdrop. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Diedra and Ryan Smith enjoy the brisk morning weather with a run along the Boardwalk on Lady Bird Lake with their daughter Stella, 2, in tow as the city skyline provides a dramatic backdrop. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin got a much-not-needed, presumed spring break tourism boost from the paper’s travel section Monday when it listed the city among six destinations perfect “for last-minute bookers.” Of the other five, only two are in America, and one is all of Europe.

In its reasoning, the New York Times cites Austin’s food trucks, wildflowers and, of course, its urban bat colony as reasons to visit. It also suggests doing so after South by Southwest’s “affluent crowd of techies, celebrity artists and their fans” vacate the city. If you can’t handle us at our most crowded — we get it, we really do.

Visitors might be in for a sweaty surprise, however, when they’re met not by the 60-70 degree temperatures promised by the New York Times, but a spring whose preceding “winter” included “26 days of 80-degree-plus-temperatures.”

Go to a beach, y’all.

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