You're going to have lots to do at Tropical Nights: Boots in the Sand next month in sunny Riviera Maya, Mexico.

From Feb. 23-27, you'll be part of a country music event you'll never forget. Besides experiencing the great country shows from Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer, you'll have your days to just sit and relax far away from the cold and snow in Maine.

Sure, there are six (count 'em six) pools at the Hard Rock Hotel, but sometimes there's no substitute for a sandy beach. In that spirit, here are five things you can do in the sand while wait for that evening's show!

  • Make a Castle out of Sand

    Kids love to build sand castles. So if you bring your kids to Boots in the Sand, here's one thing you can do. Plus there are lots of other things for kids to do at the resort. There's even a special pool for families and children. So pack up the children and take them with you. They'll have a great time!

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  • Take a Walk on the Sand

    There's nothing like a long walk on the beach with your sweetie to help you relax while on vacation. The Hard Rock resort has plenty of beachfront activities such as lounging and water activities. Having some along time with your sweetie is fun, but remember, you might be able to hang out with some of the artists, too! That's fun!

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  • Take a Nap on the Sand

    Don't forget to get your rest! You want to have plenty of energy to watch the awesome country performers we've lined up to play at Boots in the Sand. And stay up late! You don't want to miss a thing, plus you'll probably be able to sleep in the next morning. Lucky!

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  • Write Your Name in the Sand

    The Caribbean waves will eventually take it away, but it will be nice to leave your mark on the beautiful sand beach that's part of the resort. And don't forget to take a picture! You're going to want to remember this trip for a long, long time!

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  • Listen to Q-106.5!

    Finally ... make sure to bring your mobile device so you can listen to Q-106.5 while lounging on the beach. Then, you won't have to miss JR, Cindy, Nelson and JJ as they shiver up here in the cold and wish they were on the beach in Mexico!

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