20. South Padre Island
If you are looking for a party atmosphere this Texas beach location is one of the best places to visit. South Padre, or SPI, offers low fares year around with plenty of family friendly attractions. Over the spring break period (March and April), though, South Padre comes to life.
College and high school students from around the state and country flock to SPI for the non-stop parties and beautiful beaches. This is probably not the best place to go if you are looking to relax, but if it is a party you are after, few places can match just how crazy South Padre can get. Plus, you aren’t far away from Houston and Dallas, so you can make this a trip to two or three cities if you don’t mind a bit of a drive.