6 days in Houston & South Padre Island Itinerary

6 days in Houston & South Padre Island Itinerary

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Houston
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South Padre Island
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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Bring the kids along to The Houston Museum of Natural Science and Houston Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Kemah (Stingray Reef 215 Kipp Ave & Kemah Boardwalk), Nana's Attic (in League City) and Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, Moody Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Houston. In November, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Madre Nature Trail. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, look for gifts at Seas the Day, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Isla Blanca Park.

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Traveling by flight from Houston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Houston in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in South Padre Island, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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