Don't want to make my question really long but I know nothing of the area. I don't know the differnce between South Padre, North Padre and Corpus Christi. We are a couple of early 30's looking for a beach vacation. Don't want to get a rental car so things being close together would be nice, or public transit is fine for some things. We like our share of nature viewing,lounging and also going to fun bars. Not spring break fun, but lively. Thinking of getting a condo, not a hotel, to have a kitchen and have a little more privacy. Any suggestions of the best area to go, things to do and see...whatever info you have, I appreciate it.