The rest of the country is discovering what we've known all along about South Padre Island being a great place to vacation.
U.S. News & World Report has given South Padre Island two awards recognizing the island's appeal. This month it was named Best Affordable U.S. Vacation and Best Family Beach Vacation on rankings based on the recommendation of published travel writers. In total, 49 U.S. destinations and 35 European destinations were analyzed.