Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us once again. The holidays are a favorite time for most, and it all starts with Thanksgiving taking place in November. This annual holiday lets the family get together for a delicious meal. This year, start a new family tradition by making your way to South Padre Island. Our coastal home is the perfect destination any time of year but can be a wonderful new additional to your holiday plans. Expect to find plenty of activities and events taking place here to make your stay the best it can be. Take a look at what you can expect from a South Padre Island Thanksgiving getaway this year:
Country Music Matinee
Time moves a little slower here on South Padre Island, letting visitors relax and enjoy their stay on the island. South Padre Island features many local bars and nightlife venues that will host live music entertainment. Coral Reel Lounge is a local favorite here on South Padre Island that hosts weekly live music every Thursday. This includes Thanksgiving (that always takes place on a Thursday) with their Country Music Matinee starting at 4:00 PM. Have an adult beverage as you relax and enjoy the live country tunes performed by local artists. This is a great way to feel like a local and enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday right on the coast.
Enjoy the Water
Many spots around the country will be cold by the time Thanksgiving comes around, but South Padre Island is a little different. Our climate is always warmer than most, and that continues into the winter season. The Gulf water is still a pleasant temperature around Thanksgiving, allowing you to enjoy all of the wonderful watersports in the area. Head to the closest beach to sit back and soak in the sun. South Padre Island is known for some incredible sandcastle building, and local sculptors are available to help you build a masterpiece. Local rental shops on South Padre Island will let you take out water equipment by the hour. Why not zip around the water on a jet ski? You can also keep things more relaxed with a kayak as you navigate the coast. The water-based fun has no end on South Padre Island, so make sure you pack that swimming suit for your Thanksgiving stay!
Hit the Local Attractions
Visiting South Padre Island around Thanksgiving is a great idea as it is a slower travel season. This means you will not see the usual traffic that surrounds the island during warmer months of the year. Since the weather is still beautiful in November, you can still explore local attractions at your leisure. This includes Sea Turtle, Inc., a local sea turtle conservation center that saves thousands of turtles every year. They rehabilitate and release turtles back out into the wild through their efforts. The conservation center is also home to a few turtle friends who are too injured to rejoin their wild brethren.
Also make sure to make the short walk next door to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. South Padre Island is home to many different migrating birds that nest here for the season. The nature center offers a boardwalk that takes you around the property, where you’ll get to see the birds out in the wild. If your family is in the mood for some thrills, Gravity Park will have you covered. This local amusement park offers tons of fun, including the Ferris wheel, go karts, mini golf, and high-flying fun on bungee ropes. There is no end to the excitement on South Padre Island.
Create a Thanksgiving Feast
By booking a vacation rental here on South Padre Island you will be able to have access to a full-size home. This means you can continue your family tradition of creating a Thanksgiving feast. Our South Padre Island Thanksgiving vacation rentals come with full size kitchens that offer full size appliances, countertop space, and all of the cookware needed to make your meal. These kitchens practically have everything you need—with the exception of the ingredients, which you can purchase from local grocers. Dining room tables and breakfast bar seating allows everyone to sit down at once and enjoy their meal. The rest of the home will be complete with spacious living room areas and cozy bedrooms that feature all of the amenities. Don’t forget about BBQ grills out back that can help cook a steak or turkey dish too.
Book Today for South Padre Island
There is no shortage of fun when you make your way to South Padre Island. Our vacation rentals will be the perfect home away from home here on the island.