The extraordinary getaway for college students
South Padre Island is a beautiful tiny island in the Gulf of Mexico, about two miles from the southern tip of Texas and about 30 miles from Mexico. Spring breakers flood the island for the fabulous beaches and a relaxing and fun get-a-way every year. There are many fantastic resorts to stay in, and the Island is full of activities to keep you busy. If you’re planning a visit, expect to be part of the biggest beach party you have ever seen!
Best Time to Visit South Padre Island
The best time to visit the beautiful island is September through February unless you can party with the spring breakers. You will find a younger crowd celebrating, drinking, and soaking up the sun on the 24-mile beach in March and April.
Top South Padre Island Spring Break Hotels
South Padre Island is full of luxury beachfront hotels, giving you many places from which you can choose. The La Copa Inn Beach Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Comfort Suites, La Quinta Inn and Suites, and Courtyard by Marriott are some of the island’s visitor’s favorites. These fantastic hotels are only steps from the beach and provide fabulous views with plenty of perks and amenities.
The La Copa Inn Beach Hotel
This modish beachfront hotel sits one mile from the Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. They offer standard rooms that are beach or pool front, with free Wi-Fi, large flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and microwaves. They also have suites with an extra bedroom or whirlpool tubs. The hotel provides a complimentary delicious breakfast with made-to-order omelets. You can dine at the casual bar and grill or cafe and relax in the sun at the hotel’s private beach.
Hilton Garden Inn
This beachfront motel offers impressive views and an oceanfront swimming pool to kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation. They have an on-site restaurant for dining, or you can order room service.
Hilton Garden Inn is only seven miles from the beautiful Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site. All rooms come with a balcony, large flat-screen TVs with cable, mini-fridges, microwaves, and free Wi-Fi., or you can book a suite with a pullout couch and extra living area.
This fantastic all-suite hotel sits close to the beachfront and is only a little over a mile from Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. The casual suites have plenty of room for sitting and chilling, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with cable, microwaves, coffeemakers, and mini-fridges. Comfort Suites serves a complimentary hot breakfast and has a pool and hot tub for you to enjoy.
La Quinta Inn and Suites
These contemporary rooms come with cozy pillow-top mattresses, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. Upgrades to a suite and enjoy the beautiful view from the balconies, sofa beds, more living space, and a full-size refrigerator. The hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a gift shop.
Courtyard by Marriott
The luxury Courtyard by Marriott is the newest hotel on South Padre Island. Enjoy the hotel’s large pool, Bistro Cafe, lounge, and shop. You can also grab a signature cocktail and bite to eat at the Bar Louie.
Top South Padre Island Tourist Attractions to Visit
South Padre Island is the largest in the contiguous United States and full of beautiful places to visit, fun and exciting adventures to take. Some of the top tourist attractions include:
- Port Isabel Lighthouse
- Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
- Sea Turtle Inc
- Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
- Birding and Nature Center
- Padre Island National Seashore
- Southern Wave Sailing Charters of South Padre Island
- Private Sunset Cruise South Padre
- Parasailing Adventure South Padre Island
- Bay Fishing South Padre Island
There are plenty of activities, including parasailing, fishing, enjoying nature, or relaxing on cruises. South Padre Island’s tourist attractions are sure to make your vacation memorable.
South Padre Island is the World's Biggest Party Beach
South Padre Island is the ideal party spot! There are beaches with crystal clear water and beautiful white sand to surf and swim. There are six legendary nightclubs and bars and plenty to explore downtown for late-night entertainment, live music, and even a cabaret show.
Young adults from all over love the island because you can party on the beach! Alcohol consumption on beaches is legal for those who are of age. There are also plenty of other festivities, including wet t-shirt contests and naked body painting.
Nightlife on South Padre Island
Experience the Island’s nightlife with electrifying waterfront nightclubs and non-stop partying at beach and pool parties. Places to visit:
Clayton's Beach Bar
This bar is a spring breaker favorite! You can party on the beach and enjoy the live music and non-stop party vibes.
Southern Wave Original Sunset Dinner Cruise
The magnificent catamaran departs from South Padre Island, allowing you to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Laguna Madre. The boat sets sail just in time to enjoy the beautiful sunset over the horizon. You will love this cruise where you can enjoy a delicious meal and cocktails. They even allow patrons to bring their beer or favorite alcoholic beverages!
Louie’s Backyard in South Padre Island’s the biggest club on the bay. This bar offers a casual environment with a surf ”n” turf on the menu, multiple decks overlooking Laguna Madre Bay, plenty of bars, DJs and music, and dancing.
LongBoard Bar and Broil
This enormous waterfront bar and grill is the spot for amazing views, delicious tropical drinks, yummy food on the menu, and live music. LongBoard Bar and Broil is South Padre Island’s premier hot spot for entertainment and partying!
Padre Island Brew Co.
Padre Island Brew Company provides a casual ambiance, fantastic brews, a mouthwatering menu, and enormous decks with stunning views. You will love the award-winning grub microbrewery with a menu full of seafood, burgers, and steaks the chefs cook to perfection!
South Padre Island is the place to come for outdoor and beach lovers. If you’re planning a trip for south padre spring break 2022, expect exciting activities all day and exceptional nightlife. There are concerts with contests, and since you can drink on the beach, you can expect to party in the sun. Later in the evening, you can continue the party in one of South Padre Island’s legendary nightclubs!
StudentCity Can Help You Plan Your Spring Break
Check out South Padre spring break packages; many include all-inclusive stays at beachfront hotels, delicious food, cocktails, and passes for non-stop partying at the Island’s famous nightclubs! Contact us today to schedule a consultation and plan your incredible vacation to South Padre Island.
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