ABOUT THE WESLACO AREA
In Weslaco Texas, we are centrally located in the Rio Grande Valley.
Harlingen is approximately twenty miles to the East while McAllan is approximately the same distance to the West.
Golfing is 10 minutes away and Neuvo Progresso, Mexico is 7 miles south.
We have all the shopping and restaurants one could ask for, and excellent medical facilities close-by.
There are activities for everyone, including shuffleboard teams, karaoke, cards, golf.
Dance the night away or listen to great entertainers nearly every weekend.
Most parks will welcome you to their paid events, no matter which one you call home. However we always think that our events are the best.
Our Activity committees make sure there are activities you are sure to enjoy every week.
Check out the Activites Page for more examples of activities or look at the
Magic Valley Post for the latest information
Weslaco has great Authentic Mexican Restaurants, and Some unique cuisine as well. Try the Blue Onion for an offbeat take on some old standbys.
Here you will find great museums, wonderful birding opportunities, and so much more
Nuevo Progreso, with its many Dentists, Doctors, pharmacies, gift and clothing stores has some of the best shopping of nearby border towns.
Both Harlingen and McAllan have great shopping opportunities, entertainment, and more unique restaurants.
Bird and Butterfly Watching and Photography
Because the Rio Grande Valley is a major bird migration corridor at the convergence of two major flyways (the Central and Mississippi) it is one of the most popular birding and butterfly watching hotspots in the world.
Within a few miles of the flyway each of the hundreds of species of birds and butterflies that use these flyways can find the type of terrain they prefer.
The area hosts eight annual nature festivals, as well as having many nature trails, viewing areas and events.
South Padre Island
With its white beaches, great fishing, and lots more entertainment is only an hour or so away.
Dolphin tours and charter fishing trips are value priced and the boat captains are knowledgeable about the area, the fish, and other sealife.
And, of course, the eating is worth the trip. Make sure you try the fresh shrimp and fish, fresh from the Gulf of Mexico.
One of the oldest continually operating ranches in Texas. You can learn about its history and legacy, gain insight into current ranching
and agricultural practices in the United States, and view the variety of birds, wildlife, flora, and fauna of majestic South Texas first-hand.
They have tours that specalize in the things that most interest you. More information at King Ranch
San Antoinio, has the Alamo and its own Riverwalk, well worth an overnight trip. Visit the Alamo- make sure you treat it like a shrine- then go a few blocks to the Riverwalk and a lovely stroll by the river to Shopping, Dining, Dancing, or a leisurly boat ride down the river.
Galveston is an island with a facinating history. It was a major port of entry for immigrants. If you could not find your ansestors records in Ellis Island, they may have immigrated to Galveston.
Check out the Immigration and history center. You will learn about what they did after the devestating hurricane of 1900 to avoid a similar disaster.
Galveston's "Dickens on the Strand" gives you the opportunity to dress in 1800's style, stroll the strand, and find unique gifts.