When to Visit South Padre Island

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South Padre Island
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Mason Bird is a dedicated undergraduate student majoring in cybersecurity. Outside of his studies, Mason Bird spends his time enjoying a wide range of hobbies, including reading, painting, and traveling. One of his favorite places to travel is South Padre Island, Texas, where he enjoys relaxing with extended family.

By far, the busiest and often most expensive time of year to visit South Padre Island is between March and May. Temperatures during these months typically range from the mid-60s to the 80s, and the island is a popular spot for spring breakers during this time. Since many spring breakers try fitting as many people into one hotel room as possible, most accommodations raise their prices to turn a profit.

In May, the college crowds die down, but prices may still be high. In summer, prices drop as temperatures rise. Average summer temperatures are in the high 80s, and hurricane season starts between June and August. Although the weather might not be ideal, the cheaper prices may be more appealing to some.

Some of the most preferred times for a relaxing visit are during winter and fall. Between September and November, temperatures drop into the mid-80s, and most spring and summer visitors have left. However, hurricane season still continues, and September, in particular, sees a high amount of rainfall.

In winter, the temperature drops to the mid-50s and 60s for most days. Although swimming is not usually an option between December and February, South Padre Island welcomes many northern Texans looking to get away for the winter. Many hotels offer discounted prices during these more relaxing months.

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