|Dad taking the youngest into the sand castle!|
While visiting South Padre Island for a quick vacation we were able to spend some time at the Schlitterbahn Outdoor Waterpark!
Schlitterbahn is a resort that includes unique lodging and activities that are fun for both kids and adults. Not only do they have an outdoor waterpark but an indoor waterpark if you are traveling to the area off season. We were planning on visiting both parks but halfway through the day there was thunder and lightening which continued for the remainder of the day and they do not issue rain checks. We were content with the four hours we spent at the outdoor park and felt we had a full and exciting experience but it is something to keep in mind when planning a visit to Schlitterbahn. If you want to make the most of it, be sure to check the weather forecast before you go. If you check their website, it also has a link to the upcoming weather conditions.
|Our youngest trying to brave the torrents of water he faces at the sand castle!|
South Padre Island is one of the best kept secret of Texas. If you haven't visited yet, you need to add it to your bucket list. Of all of the beaches that our family has visited this is my favorite. It isn't too touristy but there are still fun activities that kids can enjoy on the island, such as Schlitterbahn. If you are not planning on heading to the island any time soon, there are still plenty of other Schlitterbahn resorts to choose from:
Corpus Christi, Texas,
Kansas City, Kansas,
New Braunfels, Texas
|Even the older ones like to take a break from the slides and enjoy the sand castle attraction!|
|All slides take you back to the lazy river.|
|Relax for a bit on the sand watching the tubers float by!|
|Choose from several slides to ride on as you float along the lazy river!|
|Tropical. Peaceful. Heavenly.|
|Trained lifeguards are constantly monitoring the slides and lazy river.|
I love the fact that even though they sell amazing food there and even have a seafood restaurant on site, you are still allowed to bring in our own food. There are plenty of picnic areas to choose from. We choose set up right at the entrance of the lazy river but you can bring in your cooler and choose from several different shaded picnic areas throughout the park.
|Nets over the slides ensure a safe ride!|
Disclaimer: Our family received admission to the above location in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions stated here are my own.