20,899 people visited South Padre Island
Already the second largest state in the United States, Texas got just a little bit bigger in 1973, when it added South Padre Island to it's expanses. This smallish island is a tourist haven, and can be reached by a quick and scenic drive over the Queen Isabella Causeway. Visitors here come for the combination of sun, sand, and fun, of which the island is in no shortage of. Water-sports are exceptionally popular, with jet-skiing, charter fishing boats and sightseeing tours being a common activity that visitors take advantage of while here. There are a number of water-parks and amusement park style attractions too, including the worlds tallest reverse bungee jump at the Gravity Park. As you might expect, there are also plenty of beach culture style shops along the coast, of which the selection ranges from the extremely kitschy to more high quality. For fans of seafood, the selection of eateries at South Padre Island is huge, and places like Amberjack's keep the catch fresh and exceptionally tasty. Party seekers, will find various options to cut loose at across the island, helping to make this a truly fun and exciting place to enjoy an exciting vacation.