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July 4th weekend!!!

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July 4th weekend!!!

My best friend and I will be in SPI for the first time during 4th of July weekend 2014! Could someone tell us the best spot for fire works? Best restaurants for seafood/comfort food! Best laid back bar for live music/dancing! Fun ideas for things to do in the day time!

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1. Re: July 4th weekend!!!

Fireworks: Louie's Backyard always has fireworks. They are on the bay side and are close to several other bars, so all you need to be is on the bay side.

Bars/Music: Tequila Sunset is near Louie's and usually has a band and dancing. It tends to be a bit of a "pick up bar"...not so laid back. Wanna Wanna is more laid back and on the beach. Clayton's is on the beach and somewhere in between the two and is the largest of the three. Or try Kelly's...it's a more of a locals place and is pretty chill.

Food: My favorite is Gabriella's, but go early as they get crowded. For seafood, you can try Sea Ranch (probably as upscale as it gets in Padre), or Joe's Oyster Bar in Port Isabel (PI). Joe's is the opposite....very casual, very affordable...yet very good. Manuel's in PI has a great breakfast (Padre comfort food), and Will and Jacks in PI has great burgers and is very laid back.

Day Time Stuff: Beach! Wanna Wanna, Clayton's or Boomerang BIlly's are the beach bars, or just grab a chair and umbrella and relax. You can drive the north side of the beach and get away from the crowds if you are looking for something very mellow. Pick up one of the local papers like Coastal Current and you can see the listings for things like parasailing, jet skiing, etc.

PS--Suggest you go condo over hotel if you don't already have a place.

Enjoy.

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2. Re: July 4th weekend!!!

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