Take the family on an adventure through South Padre Island Adventure Park, which offers horseback riding and ATV tours. ATV tours follow a private sand dune track with 30-minute rentals. (ATVs are available for children 14 and up.) Horseback riding tours take place in the morning (1.5 hours), the afternoon (1 hour), at sunset (2 hours) and moonlight rides (1.5 hours). Horses walk right beside the waves of the Gulf of Mexico, and children and first-time riders are welcome. Younger children will also enjoy the park’s Petting Barn and Pony Ride corral, as well as a play area. Pony rides cost less than a horseback trail ride and include admission to the Petting Barn.