Are you headed to the sandy beaches of South Padre Island this spring for vacation? If the answer is yes, then we understand that spending the week sitting on the beach soaking up the rays is just what you need. Staying in one of our Beachside vacation rentals will keep you close to the beach but having the right things in your beach bag will allow you to enjoy your vacation. We have come up with a small list to help get you and your family ready for your next trip to South Padre Island below.
Beach Bag Items
When you are on vacation making sure you have packed everything before you leave home is essential. So be sure to pack a towel for everyone in your family whether you are going to sit in the sun or swim in the ocean. Bringing an extra towel with you is always a good idea especially if you have little ones with you. Having a beach towel with a different design can help each member in your group remember which one theirs is. Another great thing that you can do to each towel is sew pockets onto the end of the towel. This way you can keep your sunglasses, phone and sunscreen close by.
The sun is hot on South Padre Island so sunscreen
is a must for any beach bag. Use a sunscreen that is designed for your beach
activities such as waterproof, sport, high SPF, etc.). Dermatologists recommend
that you use a sunscreen with at least 30 SPF while you are enjoying the
sunshine. And don’t forget to Reapply throughout your day as we don’t want you
to ruin your vacation the very first day your here with a sunburn. If you
happen to get a little too much sun while you are on vacation, remember to pack
a bottle of aloe as well.
Mesh Bag for Sand Toys
Anytime you go on vacation with kids, you have
to bring a ton of sand toys with you. We understand bringing sand back with you
into your vacation rental is not necessary and can be quite a hassle. So, if
you pack a mesh bag such as a laundry bag or a bag specifically for beach toys
can help eliminate the mess. Just throw the sandy toys into the bag, give it a
good shake or two and leave the sand behind at the beach.
Hats & Sunglasses
Having sunglasses and hats can be very useful for anyone who visits the beach. The sun is much hotter than it is in the north, so we want to make sure that your eyes and face are protected. Having sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun bright rays and will offer you some relief when trying to keep an eye on your little ones playing. Whether you have a floppy hot or a baseball cap, you will be happy that you brought these along with you. Don’t forget to pack one for everyone in the family.
One way that you can improve your tan and your
mood is by bringing a book or magazine to the beach. We understand that
bringing your children to the beach means less time to read a book, but maybe
bring a few of their books too. This way when you are ready to read a little,
have them come play in the sand near where you are or have them sit under the
umbrella and read a little bit of their own book.
There are many other things that you can pack into your beach bag, but these are the must have items for your next vacation. If you haven’t made your vacation to South Padre Island yet, check out our Beachside vacation rentals today. We can’t wait for your family to come and vacation with us!
Are you and your family looking for a few fun things to do while you vacation on South Padre Island in December? If the answer is yes, then we can help you find the perfect Beachside vacation rental. Staying in one of our vacation rentals in December can help you be near where the fun is happening. Instead of worrying about cleaning your home, come on vacation, sit back and relax. Many families love to come to South Padre Island during the holiday season because they want to make new memories to share. Let’s look at why you shouldn’t miss these fun events happening on the island.
Annual Christmas Parade
When you think of the holidays, you think of a Christmas Parade. Who starts the holiday season without one? So even though this event happens on November 30th it’s one you can’t miss! Beginning at 5:00 pm head over to the South Padre Island City Hall where you and your family can watch the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree. It’s always such an honor to be a part of seeing that happen and who loves Christmas lights? After the tree lighting will be the Annual Christmas Parade of South Padre Island. Beginning at 6:00 pm you and your family will be able to see all of the beautiful holiday decorated floats just floating in front of you. What a wonderful fun event that you can make a part of your traditions when you come to the island for your family vacation.
It’s a Winter Wonderland
Just when you thought the fun lasted at the Christmas parade, there’s more. If the parade isn’t something that your family would enjoy, then head over to The Green’s at Jim’s Pier at 6:00 pm. Beginning on November 30th at 6:00 pm the kids can enjoy a Wonderland just for them! There will be plenty of things for them to do from bounce houses to obstacle courses to a trackless train. And if you’d like to come back for another round, then come on Saturday, December 1st from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm for more fun. What a fun way to enjoy your vacation!
Holiday Sandcastle Village
For those families who love looking at sandcastles, have we got a treat for you! Head on over to the South Padre Island Convention Centre where you and your family can see some holiday-themed sand sculptures along with a lighted musical performance. This event is happening from now until December 16th from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Please note that the Holiday Sand Castle Village will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. What a fun event this can be for the whole family!
Schlitterbahn Christmas Buffet
Don’t feel like cooking on Christmas day while you are staying in one of our Beachside vacation rentals? Have no fear because you and your family can head over to Schlitterbahn and enjoy a Christmas feast. Reservations are recommended so that you and your family can enjoy the amazing food that will be served there. From She Crab soup to a carving station there is something for everyone including the kids. And don’t stop there because you and your family can enjoy a day inside the heated indoor waterpark for some extra fun. Don’t forget to pick up those tickets today to enjoy the day at the waterpark. To make reserve your plate today, call 956-761-1160. What a fun and exciting Christmas this will be to remember!
There are many other events happening on the island for the month of December, but we thought these might help make your decision a little easier. The weather is perfect on South Padre Island during the month of December and we don’t want you to miss out on the fun. We hope to see you and your family as you travel to spend your Christmas vacation with us at Padre Getaways!