Discover the history of the Fulton Mansion. This mansion was home to the prominent Fulton family in the late 1800s, and upon visiting the home you'll see that it has been restored to its original finery. The home was one of the first in the area to have modern conveniences like indoor plumbing and central gas lighting. You'll be able to explore various rooms of the house and stroll through the beautiful gardens on the grounds of this historic site.
Fruit cups, fruit smoothies, fruit trays - oh my! Get copious amounts of your favorite fruits from La Paletera. The place is famous for its fresh fruit creations. Is your mouth watering yet?
Head out toward the Island to experience the food and environment of the Padre Island Burger Company. This popular hangout serves up some amazing gourmet burgers - we recommend the Mr. Beckham - and the atmosphere here is laid-back and nothing short of island chic. Live music and great drink specials also add to the Burger Company's appeal.
Experience a true wonder of nature by watching a sea turtle hatchling release at the Padre Island National Seashore. Learn about the Kemp's Ridley sea turtles and witness the conservation efforts of the city.
Padre Island National Seashore is a pristine swath of more than 133,000 acres of protected, natural beaches. In fact, the National Seashore is the longest undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world.
At Padre Island National Seashore, you'll find a breathtaking environment that showcases Mother Nature in all of her splendor. This pristine land includes white sand dunes, thriving grassland, saltwater marshes and a host of wildlife untouched by development.
The Malaquite Beach entrance is the starting point for many visitors. The area includes a visitor center, picnic area and developed campground.
If you want to experience the island in its natural state, consider a primitive camping experience, which is allowed in any spot along the entire length of the beach.
Off-roaders will enjoy the 55 miles of beach that are accessible only with a four-wheel drive vehicle. Other extremely popular activities include saltwater fishing, hiking and boating.
Year-round inhabitants include coyotes, white-tail deer, peregrine falcons, kangaroo rats, and jackrabbits. The island is also host to an environmentally sensitive dance. Here, endangered Kemp's Ridley and loggerhead sea turtles return to Padre Island to lay their eggs. The hatchlings then must make the death-defying trek to the water, a ritual that is observed every year by environmentalists and others who hope to protect the endangered turtles and help their numbers grow.
"If you're gonna paint...paint tipsy" at the Tipsy Canvas. This unique art studio will provide everything you need to create a beautiful masterpiece and even teach you essential art techniques and skills to improve your work - all you have to do is bring your favorite bottle of wine! Everyone from art junkies to those just looking for something fun to do on a Friday night will enjoy the experience here.