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Hit the beach, Make a splash and Chill out on South Padre Island this Spring Break

Alisha Workman
February 05, 2018

Recently named one of the 10 Best Places in Texas to visit on Spring Break, South Padre Island’s white, sandy shoreline and emerald green waters invite visitors of all ages to experience the island vacation vibe.

“We’re honored to be named one of the 10 Best Places in Texas to Visit on Spring Break,” said South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Keith Arnold. “Our miles of white beaches shine during the spring season with a variety of offerings in wind and watersports, local dining, live music venues and affordable lodging to make for the ideal Spring Break spot for both college students and families.”

There are plenty of activities for families looking to getaway this spring break. Take a look at what the island has in store for family-friendly experiences:

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Beach Resort – One of South Padre Island’s biggest attractions, Schlitterbahn Waterparks are considered the best water parks in the country with two water parks in one! The outdoor water park is nestled right next to the beach with its own inland surfing attraction, uphill water coasters, and more fun than should be allowed.
  • Be one with nature. The island is a habitat for the endangered Kemp’s Ridley species. Visitors can get an up-close look at these creatures at Sea Turtle, Inc., an educational, rehabilitation and rescue facility on the island. Also, the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, situated along the wetlands of the Laguna Madre Bay, features exhibits on the Island’s birds and other natural features, along with a five-story viewing tower, viewing blinds, and boardwalk nature trails.
  • Catch a cruise with the Black Dragon All cruises include a crew of five pirates entertaining with pirate stories, face painting, treasure hunts, water pistol battles, sword fighting, booty, music and loads of family fun. Sunset cruises are also popular in the spring time.
  • Hook a fish! Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy bay and deep sea fishing; Inshore or offshore, charter boats or kayaks, surf fishing or wading, you can get bowed up no matter what species you’re targeting.

For more information on Spring Break 2018 on South Padre Island, please visit sopadre.com or call 1-800-SOPADRE.