Tourism hits record numbers on South Padre Island

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – South Padre Island has always been a vacation destination. Especially during the Spring Break season and summer months, this year, SPI hit a record-breaking number of visitors.

Ed Caum, South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Director said, “Well we’re really excited. We had a couple sections of months that weren’t so great and then we ended up having a three month period early last year and a three month period in the middle of the year around Spring Break. A little chilly but then the other 6 months made up for it.”

Aside from Spring Break attracting a lot of tourist to the island, summer is another busy time of year. Caum says a lot of events happen during the summer which involves a whole lot of music. “We’re where music meets the beach. We have a great music lineup here you know year round. Particularly in the summer time people come from all over the state to hear music.”

Even if you don’t come to South Padre Island for the music or Spring Break, there are other things to do. Laying out on the beach or going fishing. SpaceX is also very close for those wanting to get a look at the action happening there. Whether it is a summer vacation or a weekend getaway, Caum adds that they have events happening all year long. He says it’s always a good time to visit the island.

South Padre Island officials are also excited about the possibility of bringing a cruise line to attract more visitors to the island.

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