Don Breeden's permanent gallery exhibits his extensive work, spanning many aspects of South Texas culture. Some of his subjects include wildlife and nature scenes like birds, deer, fish & fishing, and plant life. His depictions of Texas history and architecture are also numerous, one example of which is Breeden's series of Texas flags, which can be purchased as a set in the form of a poster with all 17 versions in one. Nearly all of his work is done in watercolor and much of his artwork is available on a limited basis as signed and numbered prints.
7355 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX 78597 +1 800 767 2373(Toll Free)/+1 956 761 3000/+1 956 761 8310
If a big event is happening on South Padre Island, chances are it is either on the beach, or at the South Padre Island Convention Center. For large events, the Center will help you plan for housing, transportation, and other necessary amenities. The Center has 45,000 square feet (4180 square meters) of meeting space and the parking lot has room for 500 cars.
7355 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX 78597 +1 800 767 2373(Toll Free)/+1 956 761 3000(Tourist Information)
Nature is all around, but nowhere is it easier to view than the Laguna Madre Nature Trail. Starting at the Whaling Wall and Convention Center, the trail leads hikers through 4 acres of wetlands. Signs provide interesting and important facts about the local habitat as well as the species that reside in them. A variety of wildlife, particularly birds congregate in the area and chances are good that you will see some fascinating waterfowl.
501 East Maxan Street Port Isabel, TX 78578 +1 956 943 6283/+1 888 867 7739(Toll Free)
Take a ride on a replica of an 18th Century pirate galleon with all the modern conveniences and amenities you would expect on a yacht. On the Black Dragon Pirate Ship you are likely to meet a band of pirates wandering around the area in full costume. The ship itself comprises of four decks and has 10 different cannons. Snacks and drinks are available on the boat. The boat is a great and fun place to hold a party or company outing.
7355 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX 78597 +1 956 761 3000(Tourist Information)
If you have ever seen a large mural on the side of a building, chances are it was done by Wyland, a man who has devoted himself to painted 100 walls featuring whales over the course of his lifetime. Aimed at highlighting the importance of marine life, the Whaling Wall on South Padre Island is the only one in Texas. This is his 53rd mural on the subject, specifically depicts orca whales and is beloved by the locals.
224 West Carolyn South Padre Island, TX 78597 +1 800 880 5423 (Toll Free)/+1 956 761 1434
Looking to get into your improve your windsurfing skills? Trying to find a place to practice your kite-boarding? Windsurf Inc./South Padre Kiteboarding can accommodate both with its rentals and friendly instructors. Different areas around the island are good for different types of riding and helpful advice is gladly given. On the days when there is very little wind, take advantage of the variety of kayaks, wake-boards, boogie-boards, and surfboards to spend the day on the water no matter what.
5208 Padre Boulevard South Padre Island, TX 78597 +1 956 772 1098
Kiteboarding is one of the most exciting sports out there, and nowhere is better for the sport than South Padre Island Kiteboarding. New to the kiteboarding scene? No problem. South Padre Island Kiteboarding provides the newest equipment and instructors with know-how to teach you to enjoy the sport, or even to improve your skills. Even you are out boarding, your instructor can be right next to you to give you tips as problems or new situations arise. If there isn't enough wind to board, take a "Stand-up Paddle board" lesson, a great workout and fun way to enjoy a windless day on the water.
One Padre Boulevard Suite 104 South Padre Island, TX 78597 +1 956 761 2030
The waters off South Padre Island provide access to beautiful and unique marine life that can be explored in many different ways. American Diving provides visitors with the means to do just that, explore this wilderness in whatever way you choose. From scuba diving training and dive trips to snorkeling to dolphin watching, American Diving provides all the necessary services. Cool fishes, friendly dolphins, and knowledgeable staff are all waiting for you to come and explore!
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Want to relax by the beach as you take in the warmth of the Texan sun? Head to this exotic island and leave all your worries behind. South Padre Island promises a rejuvenating sojourn to the tired urban soul. Head to this tropical haven for a fun time out as you vacation in sunlit landscapes. A shoppers paradise, find quaint jewelry, colorful clothing and eye catching beachwear at one of the beachside stores. The island also attracts a hoard of party animals from time to time, thanks to its reputation as a nightlife destination. Go fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, wind surfing, golfing or take an eco-friendly tour of the fauna rich island. Sample coastal Texan cuisine or simply enjoy the cool blue waters, either way you're sure to have a gala time.
701 West Ocean Boulevard Highway Route 100 Los Fresnos, TX 78566 +1 956 233 5482
Swing by the replicated gates of Graceland in Los Fresnos to see the spirit of Elvis still alive and well. The Little Graceland Museum is owned and run by Simon Vega, a man who became friends with and served with the real Elvis many years ago during World War II. The museum is in Vega's house, and contains collections of Elvis memorabilia, along with personal photographs of the two from their time together. If you love the King and want a museum with a personal touch, the Little Graceland Museum is the place for you.
Not only does the Port Isabel Historic Museum contain numerous
artifacts, but the building itself has a rich and varied history as an important building in Port Isabel. Built in 1899, the venue has been a dry goods store ...
The Super 8 South Padre Island has big rooms that
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Nestled in the heart of the city, Days Inn South
Padre Island offers guests comfortable accommodation facilities at budget rates. The 57 rooms of this hotel are well furnished with latest amenities. Begin your day with a complimentary hot ...