17 Travel Guide to South Padre Island In Texas

1. Brunch for a Whole Bunch

Everyone says "Everything is bigger in Texas," but it's especially bigger at Josephine’s Kitchen.  

2. Stay by the Sea

The area has dozens of beautiful resorts, hotels, condos and beach houses to stay at. 

3. Be a Beach Bum For a Day

Pack up the cooler and head to Isla Blanca Park for a day at the beach! 

4. Enjoy Lunch Along the Water

Try the award-winning Mahi Tacos and sip on the best glass of lemonade you've ever had at Mahi Nic!  

5. Head Out to Sea

Look for friendly dolphins and more fishy friends with Breakaway Cruises!  

6. Get Crafty in an Art Class

If you're in town long enough, you might be lucky enough to catch some live music in the evening. 

7. Horse Around a Bit

Imagine you're in a Nicholas Sparks movie or an episode of Yellowstone when you go horseback riding on the beach!  

8. Eat, drink, live at Viva

The scallops are some of the best I've ever had and you can even have them cook your own catch! 

9. Hit the Town

Grab a drink and enjoy some live music at the island's Entertainment District. 

10. Seek Out Sea Turtle

There are 12 different sea turtle sculptures across the island created by local artists.  

11. Enjoy a Meal With a View

Enjoy a filling breakfast, lunch or dinner at Cafe on the Beach and take in the gorgeous views. 

12. Adopt a Sea Turtle, or Two

Here, you can learn about their efforts, what you can to do help, meet some of the turtles and even adopt one! 

13. Unlock Your Inner Artist

Every year, a handful of artists are accepted into the Art Business Incubator program on the island. 

14. A Touch of Italian on the Island

Dive into some classic Italian dishes and sample the most exquisite seafood. 

15. Flock with the Birds and Gator

Meet Big Padre and Lady Laguna, the famous gators at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. 

16. Buy Some Brew

The vast menu has everything from seafood, to burgers, soup and salad, tacos, pizza, and tons of apps.  

17. Get Your Coffee Fix

With eggs Benedict that smile back at you and pretty much any coffee concoction you can dream up.

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