RGV Visitors Guide

Page 47 Rio Grande Valley Visitors Guide 2023-2024 Stay On The Beach (956) 761-4951 www.padresouth.com reservations@padresouth.com 1500 Gulf Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 • 1-844-GO-PADRE Get 10% Off Mention WT2024 Some Restrictions Apply PADRE SOUTH HOTEL • Ocean View Balconies • All Rooms with Fully Equipped Kitchen • Two Bedroom and Efficiencies Available • Large Pool Area & Courtyard with Jacuzzi • Laundry Facilities and Cable TV • Group Meeting Area in our Spacious Lobby • Walking distance to the entertainment district • New Bar & Grill next door development into a major fishing port and is home to the Texas International Fishing Tournament perpetual trophy collection. The museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call for current hours of operation. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (over 55), and $3 for students and children. For more information, visit www.portisabelhistory.com or call (956) 943-7602. Pirate’s Landing Fishing Pier Billing itself as the “Boating and Fishing Capital of Tropical Texas,” a long fishing pier located adjacent to the Queen Isabella Causeway is just the place for anglers to try their hand at catching speckled trout, black drum, whiting, and sheepshead. Krispy Krunchy Chicken and the Cannon Bar are located next door so you can have a meal or kick back and enjoy a drink. General admission is $9.25 per pole, $8.75 for seniors, $7.75 for veterans, and $2.25 for spectators, plus tax on all admission prices. The pier is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, weather permitting. Bay Charter captains are available at Pirate’s Fishing Pier, visit website for details. For more information, call (956) 943-7437 or visit www.piratespier.com. South Padre Island Art Trails South Padre Island has a rich art scene that highlights different forms of artistry through sand sculpting and sea turtle sculptures. The Sandcastle Art Trail is a collection of 30 sand sculptures that can be found throughout South Padre Island. Local and international sand artists sculpted each work of art, and their designs were based on the area’s location, culture, and history. The Sea Turtle Art Trail comprises 13 unique sea turtle art sculptures located at key businesses and attractions. Each sea turtle’s shape and charm came from its artist’s creative vision. The local artists took their blank fiberglass statues and created the works of art you see today. A map with all information for the art trails can be found at the Visitors Center at 321 Padre Blvd., and a digital map is available at www.sopadre.com. SpaceX Boca Chica is where nature and space combine with the SpaceX launch site. The site is testing the Starship, a rocket designed for missions to Mars. You can find out more at https://www.spacex. com/vehicles/starship/. Find a link to their live stream at www.sopadre.com/spacex/.