Now with kids back in school, couples can have South Padre Island all to themselves. Perfectly situated within the tropical climate zones, fall on the Island features moderate temperatures ideal for the beach. The Island is an easily accessible, year-round destination, with miles of gorgeous beach, world-class wind and water sports, nature tourism attractions, and vibing nightlife, all of which make the Island the best destination for a romantic getaway.
The couple that plays together…
For the active couple looking for some excitement, there are plenty of options. Dive in with kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddle boarding, or flyboarding. Catch a perfect wave at Beach Park at Isla Blanca. Take a lesson from a golf pro to improve your swing – or just enjoy a day at the course – at the South Padre Island Golf Club. Or just kick back, relax, and catch some sun on the Island’s 34-mile long beach.
Experience the Island’s incredible natural diversity.
With more than 600 types of fish inhabiting the waters, South Padre Island is a premier destination for bay and offshore fishing. Nature enthusiasts love the recently-renovated habitat for the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles at Sea Turtle Inc. One must see is the stunning boardwalk at the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary for phenomenal birding and alligator watching. Top off your nature outing by saddling up for a romantic horseback ride on the beach at sunset.
Where music meets the beach.
South Padre Island is the live music capital of the Texas Gulf Coast. The Island has attracted musicians from throughout the region and the world, ready to serenade you during the cool nights along the Gulf and the bay. Multiple restaurants and bars offer live music featuring everything from country and Tejano to pop and classical fusion, all adding up to a nightlife that’s hard to beat.
Eat to your heart’s content.
Rekindle romance while enjoying stunning sunsets and some of the freshest seafood on the Gulf. With more than 40 local dining options, experience bold, tropical flavors while enjoying beach and bayside views. The Island boasts everything from casual to take-out to fine dining – so you can wine and dine or go picnic style on the beach. Several local restaurants will even cook your catch (in case you’ve spent the day fishing for your supper).
Road trip romance awaits.
South Padre Island is located at the southern tip of Texas, just a quick jaunt down from San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, or Corpus Christi. The Island is serviced by two airports, so if flying is your preference, we’ve got you covered. But driving is a great way to leave the world behind as you embark on your getaway.
So if you’re looking for some alone time with the one you love, there’s not many destinations that offer the full package that you get with your own private island. South Padre Island is a place alive with fun, sun, and endless good times. And it’s so romantic! Make it yours at SoPadre.com