8 Reasons Why South Padre is the Best Choice for Spring Break 2015

Spring Break 2015 is right around the corner, and I’m sure you’re wondering where you’d like to spend it. Let’s make this easy for you. Aside from what you see on TV and the movies, here are some reasons by Spring Break on South Padre Island is simply the best.

 1. The Best Spring Break Concerts

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With U.M.E. — Ultimate Music Experience — and concerts at Clayton’s and Louie’s, you Spring Break in South Padre Island is guaranteed to be jam packed with top-notch concerts. Past headliners at U.M.E. have included Tiesto, Skrillex, and Avicii. Other concerts have included Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Lion, and Steve Aoki!

2. Plenty of Beach. Plenty of Party.

photo by yourdon on flickr

photo by yourdon on flickr

We know the main reason you come here for Spring Break is to party on the beach. Well, we’ve got plenty of it. From the constant beach party at Clayton’s Beach Bar on the north end, to the south beach party, there’s no shortage of Spring Break beach parties on South Padre Island.

3. U.M.E. – Ultimate Music Experience

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photo by rukes.com

The Ultimate Music Experience is the largest Spring break electronic music festival in the country. The UME is typically held on the weekend of Texas Week. The festival has been headlined by a-list artists and groups like Tiesto, Skrillex, and Major Lazer.

4. The Best Clubs and Bars in Texas

South Padre Island Spring Break 2015

South Padre Island Spring Break 2015

We’ve already mentioned Clayton’s, and this won’t be last time. Clayton’s Beach Bar is the largest beach bar in Texas, and quite possibly the entire Gulf coast. Louie’s Backyard is another great club and restaurant that has an awesome view of the Bay. Clayton’s and Louie’s make for the best Spring Break parties and concerts.

5. It’s easy to get around

photo by yourdon on flickr

photo by yourdon on flickr

Transportation to/from and around South Padre Island is easy! If you fly into Brownsville (BRO) or Harlingen (HRL) airports, shuttles are available for pick-up and drop-off. The shuttles are very inexpensive and will take you straight to your South Padre Island hotel. Once you’ve reached the island, don’t hassle yourself with traffic and parking by riding The Wave, South Padre Island’s free shuttle service with busses equipped with free Wi-Fi! The Wave’s route includes lots of stops across the island, making it easy to reach any part of the island.

6. Action-Packed Activities

photo by Skydive South Padre

photo by Skydive South Padre

South Padre Island activities are some of the best on the Gulf Coast. Being on the beach allows us to offer great water activities like jet skiing, surfing, and paddle boarding. Go skydiving with Skydive South Padre or horseback riding on the beach! Whether you want to take is easy or you want to move fast, South Padre has what you need.

7. We’ll make you feel like one of us

South Padre Island Spring Break 2015

We spoke about the big guys in town, but South Padre also has a bunch of little beach bars all along the 7 mile stretch of beach, such as Wanna-Wanna and Boomerang Billy’s. If you get hungry, there are plenty of hole in the wall joints that will make you feel like a local! Harpoon’s is one great example of a restaurant that will make you feel at home. Other local spots include Dirty Al’s for seafood, Gabriella’s for some nice Italian, and Louie’s Backyard for sports lovers.

8. The Best Beachfront Hotels


South Padre Island is home to some of the greatest beachfront hotels on the Gulf coast. The Hilton Garden Inn is number #1 on TripAdvisor and has won the Certificate of Excellence every year since 2011 (they opened in July 2010). Other awesome beachfront hotels include La Quinta (Also top-rated on TripAdvisor), and La Copa Inn. The Hilton and La Copa also have Starbucks’ located inside!

Winter Golf Discounts for South Padre Island Hotel Guests

The South Padre Island Golf Club is offering awesome Winter Discount on Golf Memberships! Available exclusively to guests at La Copa Inn, La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn beachfront hotels, these are discounts on weekly and monthly memberships for two people.

Weekly for $125 per couple – Monthly for $375 per couple

Membership includes:

  • Unlimited Access to the Golf Course, Driving Rage, and Golf Carts by the week or month.
  • No Blackout dates – call shop direct to book tee time or book online
  • Discounts on golf club rentals

7.75% sales tax applicable on membership fee



Ludacris Performing in South Padre Island

Grammy Award winning Rap/Hip-Hop artist Ludacris will be performing live at Clayton’s Beach Bar in South Padre Island. Ludacris will perform on July 18, 2014. Ludacris will be performing with T-Pain and D.King. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are now available at www.claytonsbeachbar.com and will soon be available at Boot Jack locations Valley-wide (we will announce when they are available on Facebook).

Click here to Purchase Tickets

Don’t Forget to Book Your Rooms!

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75th Annual TIFT – Texas International Fishing Tournament

TIFT is hosting it’s 75th annual fishing tournament from July July 30 to August 3rd, 2014! This South Padre Island fishing tournament one the largest and longest running event of it’s kind and we’re glad they’re back again!  More 1500 anglers are expected this year bringing over 500 fishing boats! Even you are not an angler, this is a sight to see! The three divisions covered in this tournament will be Bay fishing, Tarpon fishing, and offshore fishing.

Click here to download the TIFT 2014 Program Booklet

Click here to visit the Official TIFT Website

Don’t forget to book your stay!

Check rates and availability at one of the three premier beachfront hotels on South Padre Island!

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Sand Crab Kid’s Night Time 2014 Recap Video

A recap video of the Sand Crab 5K/10K Kid’s Nighttime Beach Run on April 26, 2014.

SpaceX to build launch pad near South Padre Island

Brownsville Herald: SpaceX founder Elon Musk strongly indicated Friday that his company would begin launching rockets at BocaChicaBeach if the project clears environmental assessments led by the Federal Aviation Administration.

At a WashingtonD.C. press conference, Musk said his company hopes to have the proposed CameronCounty site up and running in the next two years.

“We’re also developing a launch pad on the south coast of Texas, near Brownsville. We’re waiting on the final environmental approvals for that. We expect those soon. And we’ll probably have that site active in a couple years,” Musk said, according to transcripts provided to The Brownsville Herald by the Global Strategy Group, which was listed as the media contact for the news conference.

SpaceX is awaiting the release of a final environmental impact assessment from the Federal Aviation Administration, which could release its findings in May. The EIS could help determine whether SpaceX, or Space Exploration Technologies Inc., will ultimately receive the required FAA license to conduct commercial rocket launches at the proposed CameronCounty site.

The launch pad would be built at the eastern end of State Highway 4 at BocaChicaBeach, about three miles north of the Mexican border and about five miles south of Port Isabel and South Padre Island.

When contacted by The Brownsville Herald, Hannah Post, spokeswoman for SpaceX said “South Texas is a strong contender for SpaceX’s commecial launch site, with the FAA’s EIS result as a major factor in our decision.”

Laura B. Martinez – The Brownsville Herald

Winter Texan Weekly & Monthly Hotel Rates

La Copa Inn Beachfront Hotel

The La Copa Inn Beach Hotel is a beach front hotel located on the South Beach of South Padre Island. An affordable and comfortable hotel with 5-star amenities, La Copa Inn Beach Hotel’s cafe is now proudly serving Starbucks Coffee! All rooms are equipped with a large flat panel TV with HDTV programming and a large balcony. The ocean view suites feature a stunning view over the Gulf of Mexico! Take advantage of great weekly and monthly rates this winter!

CALL TO BOOK NOW: (956) 761-6000

Visit La Copa Inn Website

La Quinta Inn & Suites Beachfront Hotel

Located on the tranquil north beach of South Padre Island, La Quinta Inn & Suites is a beach front hotel with a private beach access and newly redesigned ocean side pool! The balconies of our Ocean view suites feature stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy a free breakfast every morning and the fast free WIFI on South Padre Island from the comfort of your room, all the way out to the beach! Book your winter monthly or weekly stay early and save big!

CALL TO BOOK NOW: (956) 772-7000

Visit La Quinta Inn & Suites Website

Hilton Garden Inn Beachfront Hotel

Number 1 on Tripadvisor and the winner of the Certificate of Excellence for the past 3 years, the Hilton Garden Inn is the premier hotel on South Padre Island. Enjoy full service amenities such as Starbucks Coffee, in-house restaurant with room service, large balconies and HDTVs in every room! Each room also features a Keurig K-cup brewer.

CALL TO BOOK NOW: (956) 761-8700

Visit Hilton Garden Inn Website

Daddy Yankee Live on South Padre – April 19

Daddy Yankee will be performing live at Clayton’s Beach Bar during Easter Weekend (Semana Santa) on April 19, 2014. Click here to purchase tickets. Daddy Yankee is a reggaeton recording artist hailing from Puerto Rico. He has sold over 10 million records in his career. Clayton’s Beach Bar is the largest bar on any Texas Beach, and is the premier concert venue on South Padre Island.

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