South Padre Island KOA Holiday Campground Blog

Your Guide to a Dog-Friendly Vacation in South Padre Island

7/23/2021

Your Guide to a Dog-Friendly Vacation in South Padre IslandIf you love dogs, beaches and gorgeous weather, then South Padre Island is the perfect vacation destination for you. This Texas barrier island is a beautiful oasis that has a little something for everyone, whether you are planning a romantic...

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The Best Time to Visit South Padre Island

5/21/2021

When is the best time to go to South Padre Island? If you are planning a visit to our sandy shores, that is the question that is undoubtedly ringing in your ears. While some people love the intense heat of our SPI summers, others prefer the cool breezes and bright skies of winter. Our tropical...

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Where to Go for an Inspiring Vacation From Edinburg, TX

3/30/2021

Known mostly as the home of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX, is a quiet, close-knit community just 20 minutes from the Mexican border. Although its proximity to McAllen puts residents in close contact with a thriving urban scene, sometimes it is nice to get away for an...

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Romantic Getaway With Vacation Ideas Close to Fort Worth, TX

1/18/2021

Fort Worth has a lot going for it. Culture, great eats and exciting attractions abound within the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so many residents happily stay within the metroplex for all their entertainment. However, if you are looking to get away with your special someone, that calls for a romantic...

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Memorable Family-Friendly Vacations Close to Austin, TX

12/28/2020

Austin, TX, features plenty of great food, music and general weirdness found throughout the city, but you may be looking to get away with your kids to make memories outside the city limits. There are many nearby child-friendly vacations you can take near Austin for some much-needed bonding time....

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Affordable Vacation Packages From San Antonio, TX

12/15/2020

With its beautiful blend of Spanish, Mexican and American culture and deeply-rooted history, it is no wonder that San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas. While there is a lot to love about this city, it is always nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and countless tourists to a place...

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Awesome Vacation Ideas Close to Dallas, TX

11/18/2020

Dallas is by far one of the Lone Star State's most famous cities. Known for its cosmopolitan vibe, world-class sports, stellar shopping and unforgettable eats, Dallas is brimming with exciting attractions. Still, it is sometimes nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and explore a slower, more...

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Last Minute Vacations Close to McAllen, TX

11/18/2020

Fall is a great time to travel. This time of year is often filled with quick trips for those looking for one more spree before winter's chill sets in. McAllen, Texas, is the pride of Hidalgo County and one of the fastest-growing cities in the state. Yet, sometimes it's nice to get away from the...

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Where To Go on Vacation From Houston

9/18/2020

With its booming job market, legendary food scene and affordable living, there is a lot to be said about living in Houston. This Texas hotspot is the fourth largest city in the U.S. by population. However, if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, there are plenty of vacation...

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Mini Vacations in Texas To Take Now

9/18/2020

Are you and your family cooped up and looking for a Texas-sized experience? It is incredible how just a few days away can feel like a proper vacation. Even if all you have time for is a quick getaway, the Lone Star State is filled to the brim with adventures that are sure to appeal to every kind of...

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Is South Padre Island Open?

9/18/2020

A beach vacation may be just the thing to help you relax and unwind in the midst of one crazy year. South Padre Island offers visitors gorgeous tropical weather and beachside fun all year round. With social distancing in full swing, though, you may be unsure whether South Padre Island is open or...

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Fall Recipes

9/15/2020

Our Favorite Fall RecipesDo you smell that? It’s the time of year when the air gets a bit or crisp, leaves start changing and smells of spice, apples and pumpkins feel the air. Yep, it’s Fall, and it’s one of our favorite times of year.While summer winds down, camping only gets better. Cooler...

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South Padre Named One of the Best Campsites

9/15/2020

Huge THANK YOU to Drivin and Vibin for naming us to their 7 Best Beaches and nearby Campsites list! 

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Fall in Love With Fall Things to Do in South Padre Island

8/13/2020

Fall is one of our favorite seasons. Most of the summer crowds have vanished, yet the weather remains warm long into autumn. This makes fall the perfect time of year to plan your vacation if you are trying to keep your distance from others, but still want to experience some warmth and beachside fun...

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COVID-19 NEW CLEANING PROCEDURES & RECREATION UPDATES

5/1/2020

Our camper’s health and well-being are important to us. Due to Covid-19 we have updated our cleaning, social distancing guidelines and recreation information. RECREATION: Due to Covid-19 and county restrictions, you may find that the pool, hot tub, and other amenities may be closed during your visit...

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Timeless Family Fun

4/30/2020

As you make your way out to your favorite campground this summer, you may notice some restrictions and policies have been put in place due to COVID-19. Restrictions on group size, guests, pool access, recreational amenities and more will slightly change your camping experience at the start of this...

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Events and Hot Spots for your Spring Break Getaway

4/15/2020

Don’t let the pressure of picking the perfect Spring Break destination wear you down, we’ve got you covered. Check out these top reasons that make South Padre KOA Holiday your perfect basecamp for a Spring Break you won’t regret!1. Beach & Hot SpotsSouth Padre Island is famous for its crystal clear...

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND KOA FOOD

4/15/2020

Nothing says vacation like fun, freedom and, of course, food. Your vacation to this tropical paradise is the perfect opportunity to splurge and indulge in some of the best eats in Texas. Your stay at South Padre Island KOA Holiday® offers comfortable lodging, stellar amenities and easy access to one...

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Unwind With These Card Games Perfect For Camping

4/14/2020

Everything’s better outside and playing cards with friends and family is no exception. Your KOA Patio™ is the perfect spot to play, already equipped with outdoor furniture, outdoor seating and a fire pit or fire ring. Playing cards outside is a great way to relax and connect with each other, day or...

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COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

4/13/2020

The following policies will go into effect immediately at the South Padre Island KOA Holiday in an effort to abide by local government recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19: Please note: RV and Tent sites will remain open at this time, and available for future reservations. Starting today,...

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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND KOA ATTRACTIONS

4/13/2020

Sea Turtle, Inc. Osprey Fishing Trips and Sea Life Safaris (depart from our KOA docks) Black Dragon Pirate Ship KOA Sightseeing Pier, Featuring Pier 19 Restaurant & Bar South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary Sandcastle Lessons With Andy Hancock and...

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SPI Beachfront on a Budget? You Can Have Both

4/13/2020

Who doesn't love the idea of a warm, exotic vacation? South Padre Island is a hit vacation spot located right in the USA. It combines the indulgence of beachfront living with a Texas-sized vacation all in one budget-friendly package. When you stay at South Padre Island KOA Holiday®, you are close to...

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Affordable Luxury South Padre Island Vacations

3/4/2020

Thrilling activities, warm gulf waters, unforgettable dining, sun, sand and tons of fun — welcome to South Padre Island. The moment you step foot on this little strip of paradise just off the southern tip of Texas, you will see why SPI is considered the top beach destination on the Texas Gulf Coast....

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12 Tips For Going Green On Your Next Camping Trip

9/13/2019

It’s no secret that camping is our favorite activity. There is nothing quite like unplugging from our modern-day reality of a world that revolves around phone, computer, and television screens so that we can reconnect with nature.Camping is the best way to give your eyes and your mind a break from...

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The Best Cell Phone Signal Booster For Your RV

9/13/2019

If you’re an RVer, you’ve probably experienced less than optimal cell phone reception on your travels. In this video, RV expert Mark Polk shares his favorite product for improving your cell phone signal and show you how to install it. With this addition to your RV you’ll get an improved signal no...

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How To Prevent Mold, Mildew & Fungus From Growing In Your RV

9/13/2019

Long trips on the open road and the freedom to see the many sights along the way are what draw many to RV life. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time RVer, you should be aware that white mold in your camper, mildew in your pop-up and fungus growing in your RV are problems that can crop up...

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How To Introduce Your Kids To Campfire Cooking

9/13/2019

Some of the most cherished childhood memories are made around a roaring campfire. The crackling wood and enticing smell of burgers, bacon, and steaming mugs of coffee and cocoa are as much a part of the adventure as hiking the trails by day and cozying up in your sleeping bag by night. As your kids...

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Foil Packets

9/13/2019

Foil packets are an easy way to cook delicious meals on the grill or over the campfire. Try this easy camping recipe on your next camping adventure.

South Padre Island for dolphin watching

4/23/2019

We made the list of best places to see dolphins! http://origin-www.rd.com/advice/travel/best-places-see-dolphins/

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