South Padre Island trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
South Padre Island
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast. Long a favored spring break destination for college students, this sunny holiday getaway offers year-round mild weather, clean beaches, and a laid-back island lifestyle just 3 km (2 mi) from the mainland. Every water lover's dream come true, the popular "SPI" features 54.7 km (34 mi) of uninterrupted beach, quaint cottages, and luxurious beachfront resorts. Although most visitors arrive over a short causeway from Port Isabel, you can also reach the town of about 3,000 by air from either Dallas or Houston. The town's public bus line provides free rides all over the island once you arrive. South Padre Island is in Texas Gulf Coast. To find out how to plan a trip to United States, use our trip itinerary maker.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to South Padre Island
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top South Padre Island tours
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tours of South Padre Island BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $10
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Sunset Dinner Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 2 hours
Bay Fishing South Padre Island BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $25
Duration: 4 hours
See all ›
Kid-friendly things to do in South Padre Island
Side trips from South Padre Island
Hidden gems in South Padre Island
Shopping in South Padre Island
Places to visit with South Padre Island
Recently planned trips to South Padre Island
2 days in South Padre Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Texas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in South Padre Island BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in South Padre Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in South Padre Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced