Celebrate a South Padre Island Easter This Year


If you live in one of the many areas of the country that has experienced a colder winter than usual you may be looking forward to a warm spring season. Even if you didn’t, a spring getaway to a warm and sunny destination is a wonderful experience that is calling out your name. The sunny destination you should have in mind is South Padre Island of course. Our Texas vacation destination is the perfect place to travel with the family for a wonderful Easter experience. Take a look at how you can enjoy a South Padre Island Easter this year:

Easter Egg Hunt in Harlingen

While South Padre Island may not host a traditional Easter Egg Hunt each year, our friendly neighbors on the mainland in Harlingen have exactly what you need. Take the short drive up the freeway to Harlingen for their annual Community Easter Egg Hunt taking place on Saturday April 9th at the Harlingen Soccer Complex. The fun and excitement starts at 8:00 AM here in Harlingen. This year’s festivities include a visit from the Easter Bunny, local vendors with special Easter gifts for sale, arts and crafts including face painting, and of course, the big Easter egg hunt itself. The Easter Egg Hunt has different starting times depending on how old your child is. 1-2 year olds can begin at 10:30 AM, 3-4 year olds being at 10:45 AM, 5-6 year olds start at 11:00 AM, 7-8 year olds go on at 11:15 AM, and the oldest 9-10 year olds start at 11:30 AM. This allows each child to get enough time to hunt before older children join in on the fun. Do not forget your basket at your vacation rental so you can take photos with the Easter Bunny. Local restaurants will also be on hand serving up delicious food to keep you full. Now that is an Easter egg-stravaganza!

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Easter Brunch

Make sure you show up hungry this Easter holiday as many South Padre Island restaurants feature a weekend brunch on Easter weekend. These local restaurants offer decadent menus that will make sure your stomach leaves full and happy. This includes local restaurant Josephine’s Kitchen. They focus on delicious American and Tex-Mex cuisine that make for a perfect start to your day. Entrees on the brunch menu include local favorites such as chilaquiles, eggs benedict, and pancakes among much more. One restaurant that has been a rave among the local community is F&B, a family owned restaurant that serves Modern American cuisine with a coastal twist. Their passion for both food and drinks is apparent on the brunch menu. Their menu includes tasty options such as the Lobster Omelet, Banana Pancakes, and Smoked Duck Hash. Of course, it would not be brunch without a little booze to make your meal even more tasty. Their full service bar can create all kinds of tasty drinks including Peach Bellini or Mimosa, each being bottomless with a small additional charge. A variety of wine, beer, and cocktails are also available. These restaurants and many more will be ready to host you for Easter brunch on South Padre Island.

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Spring Activities

South Padre Island can also provide you with a variety of incredible spring activities to enjoy. Since you are on an island you can expect to hit the beach. While the water might not be at the summer temperatures it will still be inviting. Relax on the beach as you build a massive sandcastle; South Padre Island even features sandcastle experts who can show you how to make your own masterpiece. Take a look under the water with American Diving; they offer snorkeling and scuba diving lessons along with tours. If you want to stay up on the water, try your hand at surfing. You can find the perfect surfboard rental and even take a lesson or two with South Padre Surf Company. The wind may kick up for a wonderful sailing charter with South Padre Wind Adventures. As you can see there are a variety of ways to spend your spring time on South Padre Island when you visit for Easter.

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South Padre Island Easter Vacation Rentals

Of course no stay in South Padre Island will be complete without the perfect lodging. You can find exactly that when you choose one of our vacation rentals here in the area. Each property is privately owned and offers something different from all the rest. Most rentals do offer amenities that can include gourmet kitchens, outdoor yards, flat screen TVs, and even hot tubs. These properties can be located in desirable areas such as The Shores. No matter what property you choose you will find something for everyone. Book today in one of these luxury properties to experience the best South Padre Island Easter.