Visit the South Padre Island Visitors Center

Planning your trip to South Padre Island? Don’t forget to stop by the South Padre Island Visitors Center for a warm welcome and helpful information to ensure that you make the most out of your island getaway. You can pick up an Island visitor guide and city map, lodging, and local activities information, and much more.

We’re not just a brochure stop; we’re a team of dedicated, friendly professionals who are ready to help you plan every aspect of your trip. Whether you’re a spontaneous traveler who’s open to anything or just filling in the final details of a meticulously planned vacation, we can assist you while you are here on the Island.

The South Padre Island Visitors Center is located on 321 Padre Blvd and is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends, and closed on holidays.

Getting to South Padre Island

Airport Information

Getting to South Padre Island is a breeze! Three airports provide air service with ground transportation options including car rentals, taxis, and shuttles. Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport offers 2 non-stop destinations. Residents and visitors can use one of daily non-stop flights to Chicago or Denver. Valley International Airport offers 7 non-stop destinations. Residents and visitors can use one of daily non-stop flights to Houston, Dallas, Denver, and Chicago. Convenient seasonal flights to Minneapolis are also offered. McAllen International Airport offers 6 non-stop destinations. Residents and visitors can use one of daily non-stop flights to Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Mexico City. Convenient seasonal flights to Los Angeles and Orlando are also offered.

Driving Information

No matter which direction you’re coming from, you’ll easily find your way to South Padre Island. Drivers may use U.S. Highways 77 and 281 from the north, and 83 from the west to get our tropical oasis. Then go east on State Highway 100.

Mexico City – 667 miles
Monterrey – 225 miles

Brownsville – 27.8 miles
Harlingen – 46.4 miles
McAllen – 79.7 miles

San Antonio – 297 miles
Austin – 340 miles
Houston – 367 miles

Dallas – 565 miles
El Paso – 885 miles

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