Southern Texas – A vacationland of beauty, history and culture
The very tip of Texas offers the lure of a tropical vacation along with the unique culture and history of the largest state in the United States. South Padre Island is a popular coastal resort town featuring five miles of seashore along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Water fun and recreational activities are the biggest draw to this region. Excellent dining and shopping add to the area’s appeal. Bordered by Laguna Madre Bay, South Padre Island is ecologically significant. Its wildlife refuges and 34 miles of sand dunes along the shore attract water-bird watchers, hikers and other nature-lovers. An acclaimed zoo, horseback riding, water parks and other attractions keep vacationers busy. Shrimp are abundant in these waters and the region is known for the best deep-sea fishing in Texas. At nearby Rockport-Fulton, visitors can enjoy sightseeing boat trips, museums, fishing, shopping, beach strolls and exploring the colonies of Whooping Cranes. The village has the largest per capita percentage of artists of any community in the country, and boasts one of the best collections of art galleries anywhere. San Antonio, to the north, captures the true spirit of Texas. At the famous Alamo are relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and the history of its fall on March 6, 1836. The area abounds in attractions including Natural Bridge Caverns, the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. San Antonio is known for its Riverwalk -– a colorful three mile medley of unique retail shops, restaurants and nightclubs along the waterfront. Another favorite of visitors is the breathtaking view of the city from the Tower of the Americas observation deck. Your lovely vacation rental accommodations will add to the charm of your southern Texas vacation.
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