South Padre Island Valentine’s Day Guide

Love is in the air. Some say it’s a Hallmark holiday, marked only by the feeding of wasteful consumerism. But we say if you can’t take one day out of the entire year to make your most important love a priority, then what’s the point? It doesn’t have to be about flowers and chocolate, but instead experience—spending memorable time together with the ones you love. Which is why we invite you to spend this holiday in South Padre Island, where romance is always in the air and guiding your sweetheart to a happily ever after under the breathtaking Gulf sunset! Keep reading to discover our favorite Valentine’s Day getaway ideas!

Our Guide to a Romantic Getaway

Setting is key. Create the perfect landscape for your romantic getaway by contacting us to reserve a charming vacation rental for you and the one you love. Surprise your partner or let them in on the secret so they have something to look forward to, but either way, rest assured that the perfect romantic beach getaway awaits!

Whether you’re treating yourselves to a weekend away or only have the day to spend together, rest assured there’s plenty to do. Since every couple is different, here are some of our top suggestions on how you can get out and enjoy the water on your Valentine’s Day trip to SPI:

• kayaking or paddleboarding
• rent a jet ski or powerboat
• book a fishing charter (some of the local restaurants will even prepare your catch for you!)
• take to the sky via parasailing or skydiving

Of course, most of our rentals include lounge chairs and sun umbrellas, so simply head to the beach on your own for a day of fun in the sun. If you love the ocean but prefer to avoid the sand, rest assured there’s still plenty of Valentine’s Day getaway ideas. You can rent bikes and explore the island under the perfect tropical breeze. For a faster pace, rent a mini car from Picture a street-legal bumper car that gets up to 40 miles per hour and seats two! What could be more fun than that? Challenge yourselves to a sandcastle scavenger hunt. Visit for an updated map of the Sandcastle Trail, which features over 30 sandcastles modeled by artists from around the world. You won’t believe what people can accomplish with a bucket of water, some sand, and a few tools.

Every Valentine’s day plan calls for the dinner of a lifetime. Book a reservation at one of SPI’s favorite restaurants overlooking the water, such as Cafe on the Beach or the Painted Marlin Grill. You can also plan a moonlight picnic on the beach. With a blanket, some candles, and some prime ingredients from the Farmers Market at “The Shores,” it’s sure to be a night to remember!

Let Cupid’s Arrow Fly

The first step to planning the perfect Valentine’s Day trip is booking a beautiful vacation rental, so contact us today to reserve your own slice of heaven!