Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes planning. Prepare for the most romantic experience possible by choosing South Padre Island for your Valentine’s Day activities. Our home offers a variety of activities that you will absolutely love. Take a look at some of the romantic activities on South Padre Island that you can easily enjoy while you are here:
Visit the Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center
If you are on a coastal island you will want to see any kind of sea life possible. When visiting South Padre Island for your romantic getaway make sure you take your loved one to the Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center. You can get a hands-on experience with some of the incredible aquatic life found just off the coast. As the name suggests you will be able to get close to dolphins and learn about these majestic creatures. Dolphin tours are also available that will take you out onto Laguna Madre Bay where you can experience a 90-minute boat ride and see them in their native habitat. This activity is perfect for the animal lovers out there. If a visit to Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center does not complete your animal viewing make sure to also stop by Sea Turtle, Inc. Come see these rescued sea turtles in person and learn about their rehabilitation process. This is a unique activity for those who love animals!
Take a Sunset or Sunrise Walk
South Padre Island features miles on miles of beautiful beaches to explore. There is nothing more romantic than walking the beach at sunset as the fading sunshine hits the water. South Padre Island features warm temperatures year-round so you will be able to enjoy your stroll with light attire. Popular beaches you can choose for your sunset walk include South Padre Bayside Beach.
Visit the Port Isabel Lighthouse
Getaway from the busier side of South Padre Island and find some quiet near the Port Isabel Lighthouse. This lighthouse was originally built in 1852 and is open to the public to explore. Onsite staff and groundskeepers can help describe the rich history the lighthouse has experienced. The views from the lighthouse are second to none and provide a romantic setting, especially in the evening.
Build a Sandcastle
One of the lesser-known activities featured right here on South Padre Island is sandcastle building. Sand Castle Lessons can help provide you with a unique experience right on the beach as you are shown how to make your own personal masterpiece. This is the perfect date idea for those looking to break off the beaten path and enjoy the Southern Texas sunshine. Your booking gives you two hours to learn from the pros and impress your loved one with an incredible sandcastle experience. Book your lesson/date by calling 956-433-9948.
Get Waterside by the Pier
You can explore the coast on your own when you find a kayak or standup paddleboard to use on South Padre Island. Stop by Bayside Water Rentals located at Jim’s Pier for everything you need for a romantic time on the water. Equipment rentals let you find everything you need for just a few hours. Beginners can even be shown instruction on how to use the equipment before you hit the water. Outdoor lovers will have a blast as they get to paddle around the beautiful South Padre Island beaches with a loved one.
Book a Dinner Cruise
There is nothing more exciting than indulging yourself to a deep sea cruise with Osprey Cruises. Enjoy their dinner cruise that offers incredible seafood and incredible drinks right on the water outside of South Padre Island. You and your loved one can see the incredible South Padre Island coastline while looking to water for any sightings of dolphins. This activity is always a popular one year after year no matter what time of year it is.
Have a Romantic Dinner
If you want to spend your Valentine’s Day evening on land make sure to reserve a romantic dinner for two. South Padre Island is home to several fine dining restaurants that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Liam’s Steak House & Oyster Bar features all kinds of cuts of meat in a romantic setting. Sea Ranch offers luxury seafood entrees with their intimate ambience. Both restaurants feature luxury bottles of wine and are popular with locals and tourists. We highly recommend you place a reservation in advance as both restaurants are extremely popular around Valentine’s Day.
Romance Is in the Air on South Padre Island
These are just a few of the many different ways you can have a romantic getaway in South Padre Island. Reserve one of our vacation rentals to be nearby all of these activities and have access to amenities that local hotels cannot provide.