The Rio Grande Valley has multitudes of shopping opportunities for you to enjoy while you are here.
There are large shopping malls in Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen as well as the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlet Mall in
Mercedes. All of the major cities have well developed "downtown" shopping districts and there is no shortage of major chain stores
such as ... Walmart, Bass Pro Shop, Sam's Club, Costco and more. Grocery shopping is covered by one major chain, HEB, and
several locally owned supermarkets as well as Walmart.
All of the major chain restaurants are here such as Luby's, Chili's, Applebee's, Bennigan's, TGIF, Denny's, Logan's Roadhouse,
Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster to name a few. There are many "local flavor" restaurants providing "Mexican Cuisine" and several locally
owned Italian Restaurants, Steak Houses, Bar B Q restaurants and Sea Food restaurants. You will never run out of Great Places to Eat!
RV Resort Public Activities
All of the larger RV Resorts have public activities including dances, jam sessions, craft shows and entertainment programs.
These activities are open for anyone from any other RV Resort to attend.
Museums and Art Galleries
There is a rich cultural history in the Rio Grande Valley. The Museum of South Texas History is located in Edinburg, Texas.
It features exhibits on the history of the Rio Grande Valley, as well as the rest of South Texas and Northern Mexico.
The city of Port Isabel is another source of historical information. There are too many to list here, just do a google search for
South Texas museums in The Rio Grande Valley to find them all. There is also an artistic element to the RGV, there are several
art galleries where you can see the works of local artists. Here is a website to give you a taste of what you will find.
Nature Refuges and Birding
There are two National Wildlife refuges, several local city wildlife preserves and Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park.
This state park is a part of The World Birding Center
South Padre Island
Just a short drive away from wherever you are in the RGV are the YEAR 'ROUND Sunny Beaches of South Padre Island.
Talk about great places to eat!... SPI is home to some of the finest sea food restaurants in the world!
There are plenty of things you can do to build up a large appetite including a pirate cruise, dolphin watching, bay and deep sea fishing
shopping, parasailing, kiteboarding, horse back riding or just hanging out on the beach!
Mexico Border Towns
There are several Mexican towns just across the border which cater to US visitors. Nuevo Progreso is the most visited by RGV residents
and tourists. Safety is of utmost importance to these towns as they depend on the American tourist trade for their lively-hood.
A great resource for you to check pout regarding traveling to and from Mexico is www.mexicomike.com
"Mexico" Mike Nelson is the authority on driving, spas and living and working in Mexico. "He coaxes visitors onto roads less traveled,
to spots less obvious, than the beach resorts" -- The New York Times
As well as salt water fishing in the Gulf of Mexico ...
Falcon Reservoir in Zapata, Texas on the far western edge of the RGV offers Trophy Bass fishing.
Just a few miles away from wherever you are in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas you will find a championship golf course.
Several of the RV Resorts have their own golf course.
Go to the RGV Texas Resort Park directory
to make your reservations now to enjoy all that The South Texas Rio Grande Valley has to offer.
The Texas Recreational Vehicle Association works to support Texas RV Resorts, RV dealers in Texas, Campgrounds in Texas, RV vacations in Texas, Texas camping sites, Motor Home resorts in Texas, Motor Home vacations, RV travel in Texas, Motor Home Travel in Texas. The Rio Grande Valley chapter of the TRVA promotes members by providing an RV Resort Park Campground directory, and an RV Resort Park Campground map. Planning your RV vacation in Texas is easy when you use the Texas RV park resort directory provided here. Camping in Texas is fun. Rent an RV, Motor Home in the Rio Grande Valley and vacation in South Texas and Mexico.