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Thanksgiving Day Activities on South Padre Island

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Give thanks this year in Southern style on South Padre Island. Bring your favorite foods and traditions to a new locale where you can combine old and new. There’s an array of Thanksgiving Day activities on South Padre Island to enjoy, from exciting Thanksgiving themed events to ways you can give thanks outdoors. Consider this your detailed guide to spending Thanksgiving on South Padre Island during. 

Thanksgiving Day Activities on South Padre Island

Nothing says Thanksgiving like delicious food. You can cook up your traditional meal in a full kitchen! Access all the utensils and cookware you need after a taking a trip to the market and create your own Thanksgiving feast in South Padre Island! When it’s time to share the meal, dine comfortably at a spacious dining table and share a delicious meal with good company. Reflect on all the good, and how happy you are to be able to see another Thanksgiving in South Padre Island. 

If cooking is not really your thing, many restaurants on South Padre Island offer special Thanksgiving menus. You can get the traditional dishes you know and love served up with a coastal twist. Stop by beloved restaurants like Louie’s Backyard and Sea Ranch Restaurant & Bar can serve up a yummy meal with equally delicious views of the Gulf of Mexico.  

Holiday Shopping

Start your holiday shopping early in South Padre Island! Peruse the local markets and boutiques to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family this year. Shop ‘til you drop this Black Friday. Drive about an hour from your Thanksgiving vacation rental to the Rio Grande premium outlets so you can stock up on what you need and want for the holidays this year.  

Turkey Trot 5K Run

Get some exercise before you get your grub on this Thanksgiving, with a run in the Turkey Trot 5K. Find one in the area and enjoy taking in South Padre Island in a whole new way. 

Explore the Area

Learn about South Padre Island’s history and get to know the area this Thanksgiving. Why not take a self-guided tour of the Port Isabel Lighthouse. Your eyes will shine as you observe the 3rd Order Fresnel Lens, up close. This lens has been used to guide many lives safely to shore, and it’s such a unique piece of South Padre Island history.  

From there, take a walk down to Lighthouse Square. Take in the colorful sights and sounds surrounding the majestic lighthouse. Grab a bite to eat, some coffee, peruse the art galleries, and so much more. 

Spend Time in Nature

Gratitude is stirred up when you spend time in nature. You can’t help but give thanks when you observe the natural world. In South Padre Island there are many ways to get close to nature. Wildlife tours, dolphin watching cruises, nature walks, and kayaking are just some of the ways you can immerse yourself in nature this Thanksgiving. Watch the dolphins play in the surf of Laguna Madre Bay from your dolphin-watching cruises. Tour guides provide insights on these playful creatures, so you can learn more about them as you watch them.  

Sunset Cruises

End your Thanksgiving celebrations with a sunset cruise and toast to another year together with a spectacular sunset cruise. Relax after your Thanksgiving celebrations with a cruise around South Padre Island.  

Plan Your Thanksgiving in South Padre Island

This little guide just scratches the surface of fun-filled things to do during your Thanksgiving in South Padre Island. Reach out to us today to find the perfect home on Padre Island! 

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