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Dining & Nightlife

Dining, Music, Dancing & More

Indulge after a long day on the beach and experience the bold, tropical flavors of South Padre Island at one of more than 40 local spots. Casual, take out, fine dining, with beach and bay side views – the Island has it all.

For a complete schedule of live entertainment please visit the SPI Music Guide.



On South Padre Island, it’s just as fun without the sun. With more than 50 restaurants, bars and nightclubs to choose from, your time on the Island is guaranteed to be just as fun after dark. 

View the Dining & Shopping Guide

Featured Attractions

Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge

Visit the largest protected area of natural habitat left in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

Bay & Deep Sea Fishing

Head out to the bay or deep waters that surround South Padre Island and have a fishing trip to remember


From windsurfing to kiteboarding and everything in between, the Island offers a variety of watersport activities

Horeseback Riding

Take a horse ride down the beach with maybe even a quick gallop through the water. Great for families, couples and large groups.

Sea Turtle, Inc.

Visit the only education, rescue and rehabilitation center for sea turtles on the Island

Port Isabel Lighthouse

Built in 1852, visit the only lighthouse that is open to the public on the Texas Gulf Coast

Dolphin Watching

Hop on a tour to see a number of different pods and species of dolphins, including bottle-nose and spinner dolphins.

Adrenaline Pumping Activities

Enthusiasts can choose from windsurfing, skydiving, parasailing, paddle boarding and more!

Sandcastle Lessons

Master the most intricate architectural details needed to build some truly epic sandcastles. Great for children and adults

Schlitterbahn Beach Resort & Waterpark

Schlitterbahn South Padre Island is a water park, beach resort hotel, and indoor waterpark.

SPI Birding and Nature Center

Bring your binoculars and cameras to enjoy the unique habitat that draws wildlife of all kinds.

Dining, Music, Dancing and More