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10 Awesome Things to Do on South Padre Island in Texas

South Padre Island in Texas tends to have a bit of a reputation – a reputation of being a party-happy Spring Break destination. But before you assume that visiting South Padre Island is bound to resemble a rowdy movie about the American college experience, know that there's plenty to do on SPI that…

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Fun On The Go

There's a new way to have fun on South Padre Island, and it's not your typical ride. Meet SPI Cycle Pub. Ride your way around the Island on the 15 seater bike, the perfect eco-friendly way to enjoy the outdoors, and the fresh ocean breeze. You have two ride options to choose from. "Booze Cruise"…

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Giant Snook

By Kelly Groce Peeling drag, freight train runs, aggressive head shakes and full-body aerials; this is what one can expect when battling the elusive snook. Up until the 1940s snook were plentiful along the south Texas coastline, but due to commercial gill netting, their numbers dropped drastically…

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Mangrove Snapper on Topwaters

By Kelly Groce Mangrove snapper on topwaters? This might not be the most common way to target a gray snapper, known mostly by you and I as a mangrove, but it is definitely the most visually pleasing way to catch these colorful, tough fighting fish. Mangrove snapper can be found both inshore and…

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28 SPI Date Ideas

In honor of Valentine's Day, we've compiled a list of fun South Padre Island date ideas. No matter what your couple style is, there's something for all of you "love birds" out there. For the romantics 1) Take a long walk on the beach, hand in hand, and enjoy the natural beauty of South Padre Island…

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