Looking for a fun vacation or just a weekend getaway in the sun, surf and sand? Then grab the sunscreen and load up your surfboard and head down to South Padre Island, Texas. When you arrive in this beautiful year round tropical atmosphere the possibilities are endless, so take your time and experience all they have to offer, you will not be disappointed.
After a long day of driving to the island, your stomach is probably screaming for nourishment. Make your way to an award winning bar and grill located on the water, there are many amazing varieties of restaurants South Padre Island has available for your dining pleasure. Craving seafood? You're in the right place. Sit down and enjoy a mouthwatering plate of shrimp and scallops. If you are not a big fan of seafood, there are many other delicacies to choose from.
Not ready to turn in just yet? Visit one of the popular night clubs for an entertaining adventure. Pick up a microphone and join in on the karaoke at the Palm Street Pier or dance the night away with your partner at Coconuts.
Now that you have rested your feet from the night before, go out for some site seeing adventures. Embark on a two hour tour aboard a 60 foot cruise boat and see how bottle nosed and spinner dolphins live in the wild. After the boat docks, you can visit the South Padre Island Sealife Center and explore other sea creatures. You can hold starfish and snails in their touch tanks and aquariums. The Sealife Center also provides a souvenir and eco friendly gift shop for your convenience.
Everything in South Padre Island is just a walk or bike ride away. Climb on a bike and peddle down Padre Boulevard and get in some more shopping for Island style clothing, jewelry or gather up on some more souvenirs to take home in remembrance of your time spent in this luxurious tropical paradise.
Interested in the historical times? Take a ground tour and make your way to the Point Isabel Lighthouse, which was built in 1852 near the Civil War Battle Palmito Ranch and Mexican War Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. It also served as the outlook for the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre Bay. Although there are sixteen other lighthouses along the Texas coast, Point Isabel Lighthouse is the only one open to the public.
Is the sound of the ocean calling your name? South Padre Island is filled with a tremendous amount of water sport activities. Try your hand at wind surfing or kite boarding. If you have never experienced this type of water sport before, there are lessons available to you. So, do not get discouraged, take a lesson or two and enjoy one or both of these breathtaking outdoor sports.
If you are searching for a more relaxed water adventure, bait a hook and go fishing and take a chance at catching trout, flounder or other prized fish. As you're kicked back with your pole, you can take in the beautiful views of nature and landscapes while wetting your line. There are so many attractions and adventures for you in South Padre Island, Texas. Leave the heads of daily life at home and come join in on all the fun that is waiting for you.