If you are from Texas and you love the beach then be sure to visit South Padre Island. This is a wonderful beach that Miami can be jealous of. It's always a fantastic time here, with lots of condominiums or apartments where you can spend your stay, restaurants and shops. And the sunset is gorgeous.
This was one of the eight locations where atomic bombs were tested. It was first called Santiago Island, but later a church was built here by the Padre Balli to convert the Karankawa Indians, and the name was changed accordingly. It's a great place!