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 Spring 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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South Padre Island Fireworks

There is no better way to end your day on Texas' only tropical island than to watch fireworks reflect off the Laguna Madre or the Gulf of Mexico! Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks May 22nd and 23rd, 2020 — Join us for a Fireworks Over the Gulf for Memorial Day at Clayton's starting at 9 p.m on Friday…

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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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Family-friendly Fishing Guide

South Padre Island fishing offers experiences for every skill level. Never held a fishing pole before? No problem! You too can experience the thrill of reeling in “the Big One,” and don’t worry if you don’t catch anything, you can always tell the story about “the one that got away!” South…

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Top Experiences for the Best Summer Vacay

What do sea turtles, swashbuckling pirates, waterslides, sandcastles and fireworks all have in common? South Padre Island! You can experience all of these awesome things on the Island and make your family vacation a “playcation” you won’t soon forget. Take a walk on the wild side! Sea…

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2019 Summer Camps

Whether you're here for a day, a week, or more, and you're looking for something fun and educational to keep the kiddos entertained, there are plenty of summer camps to choose from. From marine life, to building sandcastles, to learning how to surf or SUP, there's something for everyone. SPI…

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5 Ways to Make Traveling with Kids Less Stressful

* Written by Kimberly Maldano Booking a family vacation – say, to South Padre Island – is always fun! What’s not fun is anticipating the stress (and mess!) of traveling with kids. We’ve all been there, right? The good news is traveling with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, with a few tips…

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The Perfect Way To Begin The Day In South Padre Island

By Elayna Fernandez This blog post is part of the Texas Travel Blogger Takeover of South Padre Island. Waking up in South Padre Island is a miracle in itself. Surrounded by the Ocean and the Bay, this tropical paradise is perfect for a family getaway, just a few hours away from Fort Worth, the city…

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What to do during your next "playcation"

“Playcation” is one of the new word suggestions in the Collins English Dictionary. It means: “A vacation consisting of play especially from a child’s perspective.” That sounds fun whether you’re a kid or not, but if your family is looking for their next playcation, look no further than South Padre…

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