South Padre Island is one of the most popular beaches in Texas. The island is known for its miles of soft sandy beaches located between the calm warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre. The beach is a popular destination because it is full of fun activities for all ages from relaxing on the beach to deep sea fishing, dolphin watch tours, and jet skiing.
Because of its numerous bars, restaurants, and activities, South Padre Island is also a popular destination for conventions, large events, and functions. The South Padre Island Convention Center is the perfect spot for a large gathering like this.
Rent Out the South Padre Convention Center
If you are planning a convention, function, trade show, or need a large space for a special event, consider booking the South Padre Island Convention Center. The Convention Center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown South Padre Island with stunning views of the Laguna Madre. The South Padre Island Convention Center has more than 45,000 square feet of space for meetings, trade shows, exhibits, and conferences.
The main building of the South Padre convention center is the 22,500-square-foot exhibit hall, with a ceiling height of 36 feet. The convention center also has a 2,633 square foot auditorium that can seat up to 230 people and 9,000 square feet of breakout space. There is also a large central lobby where an event can be held with plenty of outdoor seating as well.
When people think of convention centers, oftentimes we conjure up images of massive exhibition spaces with cavernous hallways and grandiose banquet halls typically suited for business and merchandise. Sure, the South Padre Island Convention Center has all of these features; however, it also has one of the most coveted locations on the island. Situated on the western side of South Padre Island facing the Laguna Bay Estuary, this convention center not only offers a tremendous amount of space for your next event, but the center also provides amazing views.
In addition to its prime and unique location, the SPI Convention Center hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year aside from business presentations and conferences. For example, a sampling of events on any given month may include movie nights, fishing expos, or live music. Moreover, the convention center strives to provide all types of events that bring the community closer together, from beauty pageants and burger bashes to pickleball tournaments and 10K marathons. For more information, visit the Center’s website, and if you would like to obtain the latest event details, the South Padre Island Convention Centre has different social media handles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
Just outside the convention center, visitors will also find the Laguna Madre Nature Trail, one of the most recommended attractions on the island. The loop trail runs for approximately one-mile through a boardwalk perfectly placed over the marshland. The trail also leads visitors to the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, where this non-profit conservation center informs visitors about the flora and fauna in this part of Texas.
If you are attending a conference or exhibition, but you still want to swim in the Gulf of Mexico, take a trip to Andy Bowie County Park because not only can you swim here, it is also a beach where you can drive on the sand! Afterwards, visit Clayton’s which claims to be the biggest beach bar in the Lone Star State. This bar/club also host events with some of the largest acts in the entertainment business, with past artists such as Lil Wayne, Migos, Gucci Mane, Prince Roy, Sublime and Diplo, just to name a few. If you have the kids, skip Clayton’s and make an excursion to the nearby Sea Turtle, Inc., where the little ones can become acquainted with rescued turtles in the process of rehabilitation and ultimately release.
Accommodation on South Padre Island
If you are looking for accommodation on South Padre Island, consider booking one of our vacation rentals. We offer several different options for rentals, including one and two bedroom condos and large four bedroom homes.
All of our rentals are furnished with high-quality furniture and designed using beach decor. Many of our rentals are also just steps away from the beach and offer stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding island.
Each rental also has a fully furnished kitchen equipped with everything you need to make breakfast in the morning or cook a favorite meal for your family. All of our rentals have seating areas both indoors and outdoors, so you can enjoy your meal inside or sit outside where you can listen to the sound of the crashing waves and smell the fresh ocean air.
For more information on our vacation rentals or to book a rental, please contact one of our rental specialists today. They will help you find the perfect home and can give you suggestions for activities and restaurants in the area.