1. Laguna Madre Nature Trail
What is it? A 1.1-mile loop trail that stretches from the South Padre Island Convention Center to the Laguna Madre wetlands.
Why go? The Laguna Madre Nature trail offers a scenic slice of local wilderness, and it’s a great place to see some of the diverse local flora and fauna in South Padre. The trail, a 1,500-foot boardwalk, is also a fantastic spot for bird-watching: Throughout the year, over 300 species of birds come through the area. Even if you’re not into birds, the nearby South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is worth checking out.