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South Padre, Texas: Coasting Along
Snowbirds agree: South Padre island is flockworthy. And it's not just a favorite among Lone Star Staters. Nationwide, South Padre is revered for its warm Gulf waves, boisterous surf culture and unending entertainment—from live music and clubs to kiteboarding, paddleboarding and other surf-related adventures. Leave your winter coat at home. Here, a T-shirt, boardshorts and flip-flops will do just fine (800/767-2373; sopadre.com).