Summer is right around the corner. It’s never too early to plan a memorable vacation to Texas’s Best Beach Escape the hot days of being in the office or school and head to the beach. The coastal breeze and refreshing water are the perfect counter to the Texas heat. There are plenty of hotels and inns that you can book if you’re looking to enjoy extra amenities such as onsite restaurants, gyms, and pools. If you prefer a home-like feel, vacation rentals are available throughout SPI. They are an excellent option for large groups and families looking to replicate the home aesthetic when vacationing.

On South Padre Island we have plenty of events for the family to enjoy. If you want to explore your creative side check out the many art classes available from Art Business Incubator, Art Lounge, and Quinn Gallery. For live music paired with a delicious dinner check out the venues at the Entertainment District like Laguna Bob or Longboard Bar & Grill. If you want to enjoy a live concert, check out Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill, the biggest beach bar in Texas. And we can’t forget about fishing tournaments like Shallow Sport Fishing Tournament, Ron Hoover Fishing Tournament, TIFT, and more. As the Fireworks Capital of Texas, we will have various firework displays throughout the summer in addition to our signature Memorial Day and 4th of July Fireworks. For a detailed schedule of events visit our event calendar.

We have plenty of beach and bay activities the whole family can enjoy. If you’re spending a day at the beach, we have sandcastle building, surfing, and fishing you can try. For adrenaline junkies, we have parasailing and jet ski rentals to race across the water. Other mainland activities include ziplining, go-karts, and horseback riding. For a closer look at the wildlife on SPI, Sea Turtle Inc. and The Birding, Nature Center, & Alligator Sanctuary offer educational tours and opportunities to get first-hand experience with the local fauna. To learn more about everything South Padre Island has to offer, visit our website.

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