When it comes to the perfect coastal getaway, you cannot go wrong with a trip to South Padre Island. Our southern Texas locale is the amazing location you have been looking for all year long. You can expect a variety of exciting activities and attractions that can only be found here. Since we are on the coast, you can expect a rainy day or two anytime of the year. When that happens, fear not, as South Padre Island has plenty to check out indoors. Take a look at our favorite rainy day South Padre Island activities:
Visit Sea Turtle Inc.
When it comes to checking out local critters who are known to visit South Padre Island, you cannot go wrong with a stop in Sea Turtle Inc. Specifically, this local organization rehabilitates hurt sea turtles before they are released back into the wild. Sea Turtle Inc. features a variety of interactive exhibits that will help you understand the work they are doing to help out the local sea turtles. These indoor exhibits are perfect to help you escape a rainy day and stay dry. Sea Turtle Inc. has recently expanded their exhibits to showcase more than ever before. Come visit this local attraction to learn all about the education, rehabilitation, and conservation of local sea turtles. Sea Turtle Inc. can be found at 6617 Padre Blvd and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Ticket prices start at just $10 per adult, $6 per senior or military member, and $4 per child.
Visit the University of Texas – Pan American Coastal Studies Lab
Another great place where you can hide indoors on a rainy day while learning more about the coastal sea life is at the University of Texas – Pan American Coastal Studies Lab. This local attraction is the perfect spot for all ages as they get to see some incredible sea critters up close and personal. Educators on staff will be able to provide personal tours of the facility where you can see and touch incredible sea critters. This hidden gem is often not busy as it is newer to the area but still has plenty to offer. Check out the incredible sea creature bones or live displays of sea cucumber and hermit crabs. The University of Texas Pan American Coastal Studies Lab is open Monday through Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM and can be found at 100 Marine Lab Dr.
Spend a Day at the Spa
When it comes to relaxation, there is nothing better than a rainy day on South Padre Island. Our coastal destination features many different spas that can help you unwind and feel relaxed again. Massage Therapy and Healing Arts Center Day Spa is a local favorite that will help you feel at ease. Enjoy a variety of activities such as a couple’s massage, hot stones therapy, and much more. Extra attention will be placed in all the areas of need so you can feel relaxed on a cloudy day. Another great option for a day spa treatment is over at Sapphire Spa. This local spa also features a variety of massage and facial treatments that will have you feeling like yourself again. Both of these spas can have you easily spend hours indoors as you wait out the rain to pass through. Don’t forget about a spa treatment day when staying in South Padre Island!
Catch a Movie at Island Cinema
If you and the family are needing something to occupy your time during a rainy day, there is no better cure than a movie. After a long year, movie theatres are back up and running, so make sure you stop by Island Cinema right here on South Padre Island. This local movie theatre is playing all of the new movies you have been looking forward to seeing over the past year. Enjoy treats such as popcorn and candy as you sit in the A/C in front of the big screen. Island Cinema is ready to host your next movie outing and can be found at 4700 Padre Blvd. Take a look at what movies are on the schedule during your next stay on the island.
Hit the Shopping Center
South Padre Island is also full of indoor shopping centers where you can shop from local vendors for unique gifts. Local shopping centers such as 410 Market Place and Ocean Palm Shopping Center are the best bets for unique shopping found nowhere else in the area. You can’t go wrong with some vacation shopping when staying on South Padre Island!
Plan Fun South Padre Island Activities for Your Vacation
As you can see, there are plenty of options for your next stay on South Padre Island. Book a stay at one of our vacation rentals for the best experience yet!