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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer to vacation in?
South Padre Island, TX 15 45.45%
Saint Simons Island, GA 18 54.55%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-21-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I've only been to South Padre Island, TX twice and I very much loved it.

Probably one of my favorite drive into's in the country and I've heard great things about Saint Simons Island, GA and that it along with Myrtle Beach, SC are amazing vacation destinations. I'll vote for Padre since I know it better in this sense, but I'm all for learning more of the other island and how it compares.

It's not a personal thread for me, but I'm just looking for information to see how they would compare and contrast and which one is a better vacation spot.

Criteria:
- Beaches
- Residentials
- Nightlife
- Activities
- Weather
- Water temperatures
- Locals (friendly or what?)
- Tourism
- Anything else you can think of

Here's South Padre Island, TX:


Here is Saint Simons Island, GA:
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Georgia Resorts, St. Simons Island Beach and Golf Resort - The King and Prince
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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That's cool, hows it like during Spring Break?
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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That's cool, hows it like during Spring Break?

St Simons is really more family oriented, I know S. Padre is a spring break paradise.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:31 AM
 
Location: North FL
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i vote for saint simons because its in most beautiful part of this country.....the redneck riviera

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Old 02-22-2011, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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i vote for saint simons because its in them most beautiful part of this country.....the redneck riviera

Its pretty, but you may wanna tap the brakes on that......
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:11 AM
 
Location: North FL
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Its pretty, but you may wanna tap the brakes on that......
why? you aint think north FL and south GA has the best beaches in this country? why not? and what is better?
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:13 AM
 
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What's the Zip code for St.Simons Is.?
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:14 AM
 
Location: North FL
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^ just look up the emerald coast (redneck riviera) and yall will find the zip
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:38 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I voted for St. Simon's Island, GA because it's closer to me, and there's this BBQ place in nearby Brunswick that I liked.
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