What's Nearby?


Sunrise Mall

Stores include Dillard's, JCPenney, Bealls and Sears plus over 100 stores from which to choose. 

The 77 Flea Market

Over 2,000 booths of unique items such as plants, produce, clothes, tools, antiques and other treasures. Open all year round, Saturday and Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
More Info: Facebook. Yelp.

City of Nuevo Progreso, Mexico

Less than 40 miles away. One of the most popular crossing points for both tourists and locals. This popular city hosts U.S. visitors with gift shops, shopping markets, and restaurants. Bargains in prescription drugs, pottery, leather goods, silver jewelry, woven rugs, hand-blown glass and many other handcrafted items.
More Info: http://www.stxmaps.com/go/progreso-mexico.html


The Rio Grande Valley, a top birding destination, is a migratory flyway between North and South America. More than 500 species of birds and 300 species of butterflies migrate through the Rio Grande Valley. The native and migratory species create opportunities for all watchers to add to their life-list of birds viewed There is network of nine unique birding sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley which serves as special places for learning and discovery. 

South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center and gift shop is the Rio Grande Valley's premier destination for birdwatching. Our unique location on South Padre Island is the perfect place to observe the birds, butterflies and natural wildlife.
More Info: http://www.spibirding.com/

Friends of South Texas National Wildlife Refuges

Here, where the Rio Grande meets the Gulf of Mexico, 11 distinct habitats can be found, making it one of the most biologically diverse areas in North America. Four climates (coastal, temperate, sub-tropic, desert) converge, as do two migratory flyways...
More Info: http://www.friendsofsouthtexasrefuges.org/

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

The largest protected area of natural habitat left in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, an oasis for wildlife with few alternatives. The refuge's 45,000 acres become more valuable with each acre lost to development--valuable to wildlife and valuable to those who enjoy wildlife in wild lands.
More Info: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Laguna_Atascosa/

Resaca de la Palma State Park - World Birding Center

Boasts the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network.
More Info: http://www.theworldbirdingcenter.com/Resaca.html


Brownsville Bike Trail

Map of roughly a 16 mile ride that goes from FM 511 down to the Brownsville Event Center via the bike trail.
More Info: https://www.brownsvilletx.gov/1711/Brownsville-Trails

Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail

Follow in the footsteps of a rich history. Over 160 years ago with the annexation of Texas, the United States became a party to the 10-year dispute with Mexico over which river defined the southern border of Texas. This dispute culminated in the Mexican-American war. The first battlefield of the War took place at Palo Alto which is now a national park that is located at the northern end of the trail.
More Info: https://brownsville.org/members/historic-battlefield-trail/

Southern Pacific Linear Park & Historic Battlefield Trail

On July 4, 1904 the St. Louis Brownsville and Mexico Railroad Co. opened a track between Brownsville and Robstown. In 1999, the city of Brownsville purchased the corridor after rail service had ceased and began the process of establishing the Brownsville Historic Battlefield trail and the Southern Pacific Linear Park. The Linear Park along with the Dean Porter Park and the Gladys Porter Zoo are on the southern end of the trail. The trail is paved and has many rest stops along the way. The trail is about nines miles in length.
More Info: https://www.cob.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/Southern-Pacific-Linear-Park-Historic-Ba-22


Guides and charters are available from multiple vendors along the gulf. Surf, pier, bay flats, and jetties offer many bank and wade saltwater fishing opportunities. The fresh water canals, lakes, resacas, and the Rio Grande River offer catfish, bass, and crappie.

South Padre Island - Fishing

More Info: https://www.sopadre.com/things-to-do/fishing/

Port Isabel - Fishing

More Info: Top 10 "Fishing" in Port Isabel, TX


A National Golf Foundation poll concluded that the Rio Grande Valley has more playable days of golf (less than 25 days lost) per year than anywhere else in the United States.

Valley International Country Club

Brownsville Herald’s Best of the Best Winner for Best Golf Course in Brownsville, Texas. The Valley International Country Club Championship Golf Course features a demanding championship layout that is sure to test any seasoned player.
More Info: http://valleyinternationalgolf.com/

Brownsville Golf Center

The Brownsville Golf Center is an 18 hole regulation golf course open 363 days out of the year.
More Info: https://www.cob.us/431/Golf-Center

River Bend Resort & Golf Club

Featuring an 18 hole championship golf course
More Info: http://riverbendresort.us/

Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club

The beautiful courses, practice and teaching facilities, locker and clubroom facilities, as well as our complete pro shop make Rancho Viejo "the best golf on the Gulf."
More Info: http://www.rvrcc.com/

South Padre Island Golf Club

Enveloped by nature, the course at South Padre Island Golf Club is truly an oasis. The South Padre Island Golf Club will challenge you while providing a relaxing, picturesque backdrop.
More Info: http://www.spigolf.com/


Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau

The mission of the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau is to promote leisure and business travel to Brownsville and to increase the awareness of Brownsville as a vacation destination utilizing these programs and services.
More Info: https://visitbtx.com/

Brownsville Museum Of Fine Art

The Brownsville Museum of Fine Art has outstanding permanent collection that today exceeds 300 works, which include those works by Marc Chagall, N.C. Wyeth, and Alexander Calder to name a few.
More Info: https://bmfa.us/

Costumes of the Americas Museum

Displays the traditional costumes worn by different cultures in the Western Hemisphere.
More Info: https://cotam.net/

Gladys Porter Zoo

The Gladys Porter Zoo is an oasis nestled in the center of Brownsville, Texas. With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife.
More Info: http://www.gpz.org/

Palo Alto Battlefield

On May 8, 1846 troops of the United States and Mexico clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long conflict that changed the map of North America. This Park preserves the site of this notable battle.
More Info: http://www.nps.gov/paal/index.htm

Rio Grande Valley Information

The Rio Grande Valley, also known as the RGV is located at the Southern most tip of Texas. While driving through “The Valley” you notice a long standing culture with some modern day influences. Don’t be fooled the Valley culture is not like any other.
More Info: http://www.stxmaps.com/go/the-rio-grande-valley.html

Rio Grande Valley Wing of the Commemorative Air Force

Complete collection of combat aircraft that were flown by all military services of the United States in World War II.
More Info: http://www.rgvcaf.org/


Valley News

Local news
More Info: https://myrgv.com/

Winter Texan Times

The Winter Texan Times is distributed free of charge to Mobile Home and RV Parks Valleywide, from Mission to Brownsville. It is published on Thursdays. October & November it is delivered every other week and weekly from December through March.
More Info: http://www.wintertexantimes.com/

World Wide Weather

World Wide Weather for Brownsville (Note that this will open in a new browser or tab on your browser.)
More Info: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=zmw:78526.1.99999

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