Island Blog

SpaceX Island Itineraries

There are Island itineraries, then there are SpaceX Island Itineraries. Because space launches are finicky things, it’s important to have a flexible itinerary that keeps you close to the action but gives you a chance to enjoy the best the Island has to offer. We recommend a minimum of three days on…

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5 Tips for Planning Your Family's Perfect Getaway

Pack your bags and head to the Texas Gulf Shore for an unforgettable family-fun adventure! South Padre Island’s location on the tropical tip of Texas, provides an ideal beach getaway that draws families and visitors of all ages from all over the country. The Island is easy to get to, provides ample…

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Padre Island Brewing Company

You may know South Padre Island as Texas’ tropical paradise with miles of sandy beaches and endless outdoor activities, but did you know that the Island is also home to the second oldest brewpub in the state of Texas? We sat down with the owner and brewmaster of Padre Island Brewing Company, Mark…

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Camping on South Padre Island

Camping is a breeze on South Padre Island. There are plenty of camping sites to choose from, whether you're looking to pitch a tent or camp in style with your RV. Here is a list of the available camping spots and everything you need to know about them for your next adventure on South Padre…

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Island Lessons: Artscapes

When people think of South Padre Island, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the beach. It's true that our beach is the best in Texas, but the Island has much more to offer than just sun, sand, and surf. You may be surprised to know that South Padre Island and Port Isabel (our…

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Island Lessons: SUP on SPI

Have you ever seen people standing on what sort of resembles a surf board, trying to maneuver the water with what looks like a stick from a distance? I never knew what that water sport was until I moved to South Padre Island — all I knew was it looked like a lot of work. For those that don't…

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South Padre Island Restaurants: Fun Places to Eat in SPI Texas

An excerpt from an article written by Charles McCool When visiting South Padre Island, choose from dozens of restaurants, ranging from take-out casual to relaxed upscale fine dining. Whichever SPI restaurants you try, I strongly suggest focusing on fresh seafood and Mexican/Tex-Mex. Local South…

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SUNday Funday: Family Beach Day on SPI

Planning a family outing can be difficult when it comes to finding activities that will appease everyone. One person wants to do something active, while another one wants to do something artistic, and one just wants to kick back and relax. What if we told you that you could take the whole family to…

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