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Experience Your Best South Padre Vacation
Sun worshippers from all over Texas (and beyond) hit South Padre, an island on the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, to either play hard or relax on the beach. Visit pirate treasures on Port Isabel, bird watch and spot bottlenose dolphins. Hit the Laguna Madre Nature Trail or the family-friendly waterpark Schlitterbahn.
Whether you're a spring breaker or Mexican-American history buff, everyone in South Padre must follow the rules of the road: Brake for sea turtles.
Let Orbitz help you plan the perfect South Padre vacation. With insider tips and top attractions, you'll get the skinny on all things beach-related, eco-tourism, and where to explore and eat on your South Padre trip.
South Padre Island Vacation Packages
Free continental breakfast and outdoor pool at budget beach hotelGet ready for some serious pickle ball -- the South Padre Island Travelodge has a pickle ball court, along with an outdoor area with picnic tables and grills and a heated pool and hot tub. Not that guests... More
South Padre Island budget hotel with pool and free breakfastThe Super 8 South Padre Island offers a convenient location with rates that are easy on the budget. Guests can walk, bicycle or take a free shuttle to many of the sights on the island, including water parks,... More
The Island Inn Hotel is situated in the heart of South Padre Island, easy access to the beach and many attractions. While staying at Island Inn Hotel, just walk to the beach and explore yourself. You will experience the white sand beaches and crystal blue waters of the... More
Located across the Queen Isabella Causeway on the Southern-most tip of Texas near Brownsville, Ramada Limited South Padre Island welcomes you with pristine white sandy beaches, beautiful sunrises over the Gulf of Mexico and breathtaking sunsets on Laguna Madre Bay. The... More
WindWater Magnuson Hotel and Resort features comfortable guestrooms including bedroom condos, king suites and queen double bedrooms, all equipped with complimentary high speed wireless internet, refrigerator, microwaves, iron and ironing boards, and alarm clocks.... More
Port Isla Inn is centrally located just 2 miles from Padre Island. We offer 28 Fully Renovated in 2011 apartment type full kitchenette suites. We also offer an outdoor swimming pool and plenty of well lit parking. Port Isla Inn is centrally located and within walking... More
Affordable South Padre Island hotel close to the beachA colorful hotel, just two blocks from the beach, Econo Lodge South Padre Island speaks to travelers looking for budget-friendly lodgings that are both convenient and clean. With perks including an outdoor pool and... More
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At the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island hotel in Texas, deluxe accommodations, friendly service and an island-relaxed atmosphere await our guests.When vacationing on South Padre Island or if you are here for business, the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island is... More
On the Bay enjoy a sunset and watch the dolphins from your own balcony. Guest rooms offer cable satellite/refrigerator/complimentary wireless internet access and Continental breakfast. Other amenities include outdoor pool and laundry facilities. Taxi and shuttle service... More
South Beach Inn is a 12-unit hotel with pool situated in a park-like setting on beautiful South Padre Island, Texas. Set back from the street and hidden behind palm and sea grape trees, our semi-secluded property is only one-half block to the beach. Originally built as... More
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South Padre is an island filled with beaches, but lounging in the sun isn’t the only thing to do here. Ramp up your fun with professionally guided expeditions, of which San Padre has dozens. Choose from diving, fishing, horseback riding, sand castle lessons and more. From kite-flying to dolphin-watching, beach fitness classes to Sea-Doo rentals, there is no shortage of fun. Need more color? Every Friday in summer, there’s a fireworks display over the Laguna Madre Bay.
Museums of Port Isabel
The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex with three diverse facilities: the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum (think pirate treasure and cool shipwrecks), and the Point Isabel Lighthouse -- which also hosts free movies during the summer.
Located just 25 miles from the Mexican border, this tiny town is teeming with 50,000 college students with one goal in mind: Party. Each year TV crews set up, every club is packed, hotel rooms are full, and kegs are legal on the beach. (You have to be at least 18 to party, 21 to drink.)
South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center
With over 300 species native to the island, spy birds of different feathers here on the Laguna Madre waterfront. As part of the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, you'll get up-close to birds not normally seen in the wild via boardwalks that wind through fresh, salt and brackish water habitats.
South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
If you don’t see a dolphin on your South Padre vacation, you must have a very good reason -- wild bottlenose are almost everywhere, and numerous tours help you spot (and learn about) our dolphin friends. The South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center is dedicated to their preservation, and offers hands-on experiences with sea creatures (a hit with the kids).
Fishing is kind of a big deal here. The Texas International Fishing Tournament draws crowds in late summer, with winnings totaling almost a quarter million in cash. Ladies Kingfish Tournament, Hooters Tournament and Redfish Rodeo are popular, too. Heads up: As of September 2011, noodling (catching catfish by hand) will be legal in Texas.
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
Stroll this large boardwalk to learn about dune systems and bird species that frequent the area. Observe exotic birds, fish, alligators, butterflies and more in their natural habitats.
Prepare to spend a day here with 11 attractions and 13 water slides on seven acres, located between the protected dunes and wetlands. Accessible from Padre Boulevard via a beach footbridge, this park features a “Transportainment” river system. Designed to minimize lines, rivers transport guests around the park.
Padre Island National Seashore
Spring break's sensible sister boasts a national seashore on North Padre Island with a long beach and nature preserve. Primitive camping is available and most of the beach is only accessible to 4X4s. A program to re-establish a nesting beach for Kemp's Ridley sea turtles began in 1978, and in the summer, visitors can witness the release of newborn turtles. (And slow down if you see one crossing the road!)
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site
This national park preserves the grounds of the Battle of Palo Alto. Learn about the Mexican-American War with videos, exhibits and more. A half-mile trail leads to an overlook of the battlefield and includes interpretive panels.
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