Vacation, weekend adventures and relaxing day trips don’t have to be over just because summer is gone. Padre Island Beach has plenty to do all year round, both inside and out. Not to mention the great discounts and deals for so many wonderful activities on the island during this time of year.
Many activities on this South Texas Island are outside, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy them in the offseason. Hopping in the ocean may not be ideal all year long, but you can still put your toes in the sand, enjoy a book and the sun while sitting in your beach chair. Water sports are a highlight of South Padre and Port Aransas activities. From October through February, you can find great discounts on rentals like paddleboards, kayaks, metal detectors, bicycles, and much more. Many of the fishing and sailing companies offer amazing deals during the offseason that you definitely need to take advantage of as well. On some of the colder days, just grab a jacket, put on some layers and enjoy what the beautiful island has to offer.
If you are looking for a calmer, more leisurely activity, there are many different places to visit on the island. Museums of Port Isabel are a great place to start because it is comprised of three different centers, including a lighthouse, which are a great way to learn about the history of the coastal South Texas region. There are also many different wildlife centers that are great for the whole family to enjoy; just to name a few: South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sealife Center, South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, Seaturtle, Inc., Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, and Padre Island National Seashore. The wildlife attractions feature birds, sea turtles, dolphins, and other sea life.
Nightlife and restaurants are a popular part of Padre Island Beach. From Port A to South Padre, there are dozens of restaurants and bars with amazing views of the beach that provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a meal with your family or drinks at happy hour. A few of these great places to dine at are: Scuttlebutt’s Seafood Bar and Grill, Louie’s Backyard, and Stingray’s Taphouse and Grill.
There are countless activities for everyone to enjoy every month of the year, so take a break from your hectic life and come visit Padre Island Beach.