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Reviewed on May 24, 2020
The relaxing destination of South Padre Island is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your kids. The dolphin watching, beaches, and excursions are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Arrange a flight into Brownsville, TX (BRO-Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl.), which is located 21.7 mi (34.9 km) from the city center. South Padre Island has 98 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding on a place to stay.
Vacationing families have positive things to say about these accommodations:
La Copa Inn Beach Hotel: Offers a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and quiet location at this 3-star hotel.
Padre South Hotel On The Beach - Features a children's pool, a restaurant, and free parking. The overall comfort and breakfast options make this 2-star hotel popular with guests.
Super 8 by Wyndham South Padre Island - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the helpful staff at this 2-star motel.
Pearl South Padre - Features 2 outdoor pools, a kids' club, and a restaurant. This hotel is rated 3.5 stars.
La Quinta Inn & Suites South Padre Island Beach - Offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 3-star hotel.
You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to decide when to pack up the kids and head to South Padre Island.
While you are vacationing in South Padre Island, you and the family might want to see interesting spots such as Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Sea Turtle Inc. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Sea Turtle Rescue Center and South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center.South Padre Island is also known for the: