Recreation & Tourism

Shrimp boats make up a formidable fleet in the channel leading to Port of Brownsville.

Boat Tours Offer Eye-Opening Look At Port

Want to learn about the history of one of the Rio Grande Valley’s best-known enterprises and the geography of the Laguna Madre? If the answer is yes, hop on one of several charter boat companies based in the South Padre Island-Port Isabel area for a tour of the Port of Brownsville and the surrounding Laguna. The deep-water facility can be seen off State Highway 48, but an up close look…

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McAllen Reopens Two Public Pools

Two City of McAllen aquatics facilities are now open for adult lap swimmers as part of the city’s Phase 2 reopening plans. The Municipal…
McAllen

Arroyo Trail Expanding Its Reach In Harlingen

Harlingen is extending its most popular hike-and-bike trail from the Arroyo Colorado to Dixieland Park as the city works to expand its trails master…
Harlingen

RGV Gaining New Ecotourism Center

The Rio Grande Valley is one of the nation’s top destinations for…

Beach Park Debuts Largest Sea Turtle Sculpture 

The third – and largest – of South Padre Island’s Sea…
South Padre Island

Independence Day Brings New Island Celebration

On June 26, following the Governor’s announcement, the Fourth of…
South Padre Island