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View Poll Results: Block Island or Padre Island?
Block Island 5 38.46%
Padre Island 8 61.54%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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Which over all is the Better vacation destination?
Scenery?
Beaches
Non-swimming outdoor activities
Accessability
Food
Character
quaintness
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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i live in eastern MA and i've never been to block island. Been to cape cod, nantucket, all over the north and south shore, and only heard one or two people talk about block island in 8 years of living here. it can't be that good.

I hear about south padre all the time, so it gets my vote.


Yes, i know my logic is flawed and not 100% conclusive, but it has to say SOMETHING when i live 30 miles from one location, 1800 miles from the other, and the 2nd one gets more recognition.

block island wins for quaintness though i'm sure, since south padre is a very famous spring break/party spot
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:28 PM
rah
 
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I've been to Block Island a couple times, it's not bad. Not an amazing place, but it's pretty, has some interesting geography, and some historic buildings and such (including a couple 19th century light houses). It has a small town on it, and attracts lots of tourists.

Never been to Texas though, aside from airport connections, so I can't say how Block Island compares to Padre Island. Wikipedia tells me that Padre Island is way bigger than Block Island though, coming in at 200+ square miles vs. 10 square miles for block island. Padre Island is also warmer, no doubt.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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I've been to Block Island a couple times, it's not bad. Not an amazing place, but it's pretty, has some interesting geography, and some historic buildings and such (including a couple 19th century light houses). It has a small town on it, and attracts lots of tourists.

Never been to Texas though, aside from airport connections, so I can't say how Block Island compares to Padre Island. Wikipedia tells me that Padre Island is way bigger than Block Island though, coming in at 200+ square miles vs. 10 square miles for block island. Padre Island is also warmer, no doubt.
I messed up the Title, it's suppose to be South Padre Island, that's the Tourist part of it, Padre Island is a Nat. park I believe.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:24 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Never been to Padre but I've been to Block Island a few times. It's beautiful. I prefer going there instead of Nantucket or Marthas Vineyard. Though smaller its less crowded, not overridden with tourists, less expensive, and every bit as beautiful. The northern tip of the island has an awesome beach where two currents meet and waves wash up on both sides of the sandbar. There are also a couple pretty lighthouses on the island, some impressive bluffs and cliffs, some fresh water ponds to swim in, and it's perfect for biking. I spent a birthday there once, I finished the day off with a New England clam bake dinner and a Long Island Ice Tea on the front porch of a Victorian hotel overlooking the harbor at sunset. What a perfect day!
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