ABOUT THE WESLACO AREA
Weslaco Texas, is 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.
There are many golf courses in the Weslaco Area. Some are more challenging than others, so one is sure to find one that suits their level of the sport. (Many residents sign up to go to various parks during the week and enjoy playing together.)
Weslaco has great Authentic Mexican Restaurants, and Some unique cuisine as well. Try the Blue Onion, near the park, for an offbeat take on some old standbys. There is a Burger Barn near and also Fat Daddy's, with a Mexican Buffett. A few miles down the "1015" highway is Nina's, recently remodeled with an outside patio. They serve Mexican cuisine and some American favorites.
Weslaco and the Rio Grand Valley has fine museums, wonderful birding opportunities, and so much more
Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, with its many Dentists, Doctors, pharmacies, gift and clothing stores has some of the best shopping of nearby border towns. It is also know as the safest border town in the area.
Shopers will enjoy the outlet mall right off the Freeway in Mercedes. It has a large variety of stores.
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.