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South Padre Island

Best Things to Do in South Padre Island

If you're not interested in getting wet, don't go to South Padre. The main reasons for visiting this tiny island town (besides the wild Spring Break parties) include boating, fishing, diving, surfing, kiteboarding, and simply lounging on the beach. Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark is a great way to enjoy the warm weather while keeping the kids entertained. You also shouldn't miss your chance to hop on one of the many dolphin cruises or get up close and personal with the turtles at Sea Turtle, Inc.

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#1
Laguna Madre Nature Trail Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: According to many, the best way to experience South Padre's wild side is to ... read more»

#2
Sea Turtle, Inc.
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Founded in 1977, Sea Turtle, Inc. was established to help protect all species of marine ... read more»

#3
Isla Blanca Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: Sitting on the southern edge of South Padre Island, Isla Blanca Park is home to ... read more»

#4
Museums of Port Isabel
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: While South Padre has earned a reputation as Spring Break Central, history buffs won't ... read more»

#5
Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: After learning about turtles at Sea Turtle, Inc., take the kids to the Dolphin Research ... read more»

#6
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.0

Why go: Keeping your kids entertained at the beach can be difficult. So when the weather starts ... read more»

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