Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Fiesta de la Flor

We have officially sold out for Spring Break, but don't you worry...

The weekend of Fiesta de la Flor (March 24th & 25th) 
we still have plenty of properties available!  

Take a look at the line up:

- Featuring Madame Tussaud’s Selena Wax Figure. 
Don’t miss your chance to take a picture with her! 

- Two special guest appearances: 
Jackie Guerra from ‘Selena, The Movie’ and Jackie Cruz from ‘Orange is the New Black’.

- Grammy Award-Winning Bands, a Kid Zone, El Mercado, Silent Disco, and so much more!

It’s a two-day celebration you don’t want to miss honoring The Queen of Kumbia

We hope to see you soon!
- Jeremy, Sage, Joan, Trisha & Evan

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

St. Patrick's Day 2017

Did you know St. Patrick's day falls on a Friday this year?  

Call it the Luck of the Irish!

Corpus Christi goes all out downtown with two stages and over 20 bands, food trucks, Celtic dance groups, several vendors 
and, of course, plenty of green beer!

But reservations won't last long because it's also Spring Break.  
So book now!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

International Food Festival

Join us for the 4th Annual International Food Festival!

Located only 10 minutes from the island, this
 festival boasts cuisines from all parts of the world:
Saudi Arabia

.... To name a few!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Barefoot Mardi Gras Festival & King and Queens ball!

Barefoot Mardi Gras Festival & King and Queens Ball!

When: February 25, 2017
Parade and Festival from 11am - 5pm / King & Queens Ball from 7pm - 12am

About the festival...
Cajun Music, food & fun for all ages! The festival is located at the Briscoe King Pavillion in Bali Park on Padre Island and features live music, artists, car displays, exhibitors, a children’s area, food, drink and more!
Admission is $5.00 paid at the door. Cash Only.

About the ball...
Patrons must be 21 years of age or older to attend. The ball is located at the Veranda Restaurant & Bar inside the Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Padre Island.
Includes a cajun style dinner and dancing to the live New Orleans style music from 
Miss Nessie & the Ear Food Orchestra. Costumes encouraged!
Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $35 at the door. Tickets are available at Padres Island Properties Owners Association and Schlitterbahn at the Veranda Restaurant.

The cause...
The event was founded as a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters by Denise and Duane Ebert and has grown into a signature event for Padre Island. The Eberts asked the Padre Island Business Association to take on the management of the event and the two groups worked together in 2015.
Added into the mix by 2016 was an Island charity that will also serve as a beneficiary, The Island Foundation (Seashore Charter Schools).  EM Marketing Company located on Padre Island, along with the Barefoot Mardi Gras Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, numerous Committee Members and volunteers will all work together on producing the events.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Kite Day - February 18, 2017

Padre Island National Seashore will be hosting its annual Kite Day!
Kids can make their own kite for free (while supplies last)! Kite-flying clubs will give tips and demonstrate techniques. Expect lots of whimsical kites and family fun at the seashore!

When: Saturday, February, 18th, 2017 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Malaquite Beach in front of the Malaquite Visitor Center

Cost: FREE with paid park entrance fee ($10 for a week's pass per vehicle or $20 for an annual pass)

This free program is offered through partnerships with Surfside Flyers, Quinco Kites, and Fly It! Port A.

We hope to see you and your family #FindYourPark and #FlyYourKite with us in 2017!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Spring Break is around the corner, don't forget to book your trip to Corpus Christi!

We're already start to fill up for Spring Break 2017.  

Be ahead of the game to secure the booking of your choice before someone else grabs it!

Why does everyone love coming to Corpus Christi for Spring Break?  The answer is simple.

1.  The beach!  Who doesn't want to relax with their toes in the sand away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Did you know North Padre Island is the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world?  And we like it that way!

2.  The USS Lexington - The "Blue Ghost" was a World War II aircraft carrier.  The carrier participated in nearly every major operation in the Pacific Theater and spent a total of 21 months in combat. Her planes destroyed 372 enemy aircraft in the air, and 475 more on the ground. She sank or destroyed 300,000 tons of enemy cargo and damaged an additional 600,000 tons. The ship’s guns shot down 15 planes and assisted in downing five more.

3.  Texas State Aquarium - Located practically next door to the USS Lexington, the Aquarium has tons to do for adults and kids alike.  Here are some of the favorites: pet stingrays and jellyfish, watch dolphin shows, see how dolphins live with below ground viewing, bald eagle exhibit, sea turtles and a wild hawk flight theater!  That's just to name a few.

4. Schlitterbahn Waterpark - North Padre Island's newest attraction.  Need a break from the beach to relax (even more) in a lazy river?  Or do you prefer rapid rivers that zig-zag you around fast turns?  Adrenaline junkie that would love blasting down a slide that's 46 feet high?  Or are you an aspiring surfer that wants to test their moves?  You'll find it all here at Schlitterbahn Waterpark.  They have a little bit of something for everyone.

If those don't give you enough reasons, keep in mind there is always surf camp, fishing (on your own or with a guide!), parasailing, and for foodies: some really awesome seafood and mexican restaurants.

Call one of our Reservationists today: 361-949-0430
We keep it small and personal with a friendly staff located on North Padre Island. 
Ask for Sage, Evan, Joan or Trisha!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 is HERE!

Happy New Year friends & Family!

Thank you, sincerely, for a successful and prosperous 2017 here at Padre Escapes.
It was wonderful meeting people from all over the world (who knew?!) visiting North Padre Island. 

 Currently, we have quite a few Winter Texans staying with us to escape the cold & snow of the north.  We still have rentals available so if you're looking to get away from it all, 
be sure to give one of our reservationists a call: (361) 949-0430

So what does 2017 have in store for us?  Here are a few events we're already booking up for:

Barefoot Mardi Gras Parade - February
Spring Break - March 
Fiesta de la Flor - March
Easter - April
Sandfest - April
Mother's Day - May
Beach to Bay - May 
Rockport Food & Wine Fest - May 

Wishing you all a wonderful 2017.  Hope to see you!