3. South Padre Island
Not far away from North Padre Island lies a completely different oasis full of natural beauty and freedom. Aside from the fact that here are the most beautiful white-sand beaches and emerald-hued waters that allow ‘snow birds’ to rest all winter long. With over 34 miles in length along the Gulf of Mexico, the South Padre Island is a top destination not only for bird lovers, but also for families who like to relax.