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South Padre Island Vacation

South Padre Island overview

Popular attractions in South Padre Island include Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Don't miss your chance to see sights like Sea Turtle Inc and Andy Bowie Park. If you're looking for a new favorite getaway, look no further than South Padre Island.

Where to stay in South Padre Island

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around South Padre Island has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in South Padre Island with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all South Padre Island hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best South Padre Island hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to South Padre Island

Fly in to Brownsville, TX (BRO-Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl.), 21.7 mi (34.9 km) from downtown South Padre Island. Harlingen, TX (HRL-Valley Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 31.5 mi (50.7 km) away.

What to see around South Padre Island

Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Andy Bowie Park
  • • Laguna Madre Nature Trail
  • • Isla Blanca Park
Some recommended places to see include:
  • • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
  • • Sea Turtle Inc
  • • Sea Turtle Rescue Center
  • • Whaling Wall
  • • South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

When to visit South Padre Island

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 76°F day, 53°F night
  • • April-June: 89°F day, 65°F night
  • • July-September: 90°F day, 75°F night
  • • October-December: 87°F day, 53°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.02 inches
  • • April-June: 7.05 inches
  • • July-September: 8.94 inches
  • • October-December: 5.87 inches

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