South Padre Island

Of all the places in Texas I can visit, South Padre Island is one of my favorites.  Why?  For many reasons but probably the biggest is I love the ocean and SPI is the closest thing to the ocean without having to go to the west or east coast.  To me there is nothing more relaxing than sitting on a beach with a good book or with nothing at all and listening to the surf hit the sand, smelling the salt in the air and feeling the breeze from the ocean.  Now while I realize South Padre Island does not share borders with an ocean (Gulf of Mexico) it does have the same feel.

There are many other reasons why a trip to SPI always does my body good including the fishing, the zoo, the wildlife refuge, the restaurants, Schlitterbahn and just the laid back feel of the town.  Keep in mind South Padre Island is only about a half mile wide at it’s widest so we’re not talking a major metropolis here.

Another great thing is the availability of condo’s and homes for rent in South Padre Island.  I haven’t taken a trip yet where I had to stay at a hotel.  With a South Padre Island rental I can have a nice condo overlooking the water or a luxury home with a beachfront view, try getting that at a hotel for a reasonable price.

Yes, South Padre Island is my cup of tea and I hope you’ll take a big taste of it.