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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!