With miles of beautiful beach and sunrises over the Gulf, South Padre Island continues to be the ideal destination for families, friends, and couples, all of whom are looking for a safe escape. You can plan a trip filled with socially distanced activities like kayaking, horseback riding, and surfing; or plan a trip where the most active thing you do is carry your towel out onto a pristine stretch of beach and enjoy the rhythm of the waves.

Either way, you’ll build up an appetite—it’s all that Gulf fresh air. Fortunately, dining options abound on the Island. There’s family-friendly fare at Blackbeard’s and Dirty Al’s or elegance and romance at F&B and Liam’s Steakhouse. All four locations offer to cook your catch, so if you manage to work in a fishing trip, you can enjoy the freshest possible seafood imaginable prepared by chefs who know how to make the most out of every type of fish.

Bring your binoculars and visit two wildlife gems on the Island: Sea Turtle, Inc. and the South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center, and Alligator Sanctuary. There you’ll spot some of the beautiful wildlife including wintering birds, rescued sea turtles, and several alligators. Both are along Laguna Madre Bay, the world’s largest hypersaline lagoon, bustling with life and relatively calm water, popular with fishermen and lovers of beautiful sunsets.

Plan your escape. It’s time to experience the wonder of coastal distancing. So Ready. So Padre.

Visit SoPadre.com or call 956-761-3000 for more information.