We just got back from spending 2 days in Brownsville and South Padre Island. It was a lot of fun! Everything is super cheap in Texas! We stayed at a hotel right on the water, with a pool and hot tub over looking the beach for $50.00!...Texas is ridiculously cheap. We played on the beach and played with our camera most of the time! We also went to an all you can eat seafood buffet called Louis Backyard, also right on the water. I ate 20 snow crab legs... It may have been the best and biggest meal of my life.