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Visiting Border Towns of Texas
Travel south Texas and take a Two Nation Vacation this summer. From El Paso and sister city Ciudad Juarez, to Brownsville and Matamoros there are multiple communities convenient for travelers to cross the border. Southeast Texas offers various border gateway communities filled with events, activities, and fun.
San Benito is known as the Resaca City in honor of the Resaca de los Fresnos waterway that winds through the community. San Benito and neighboring Harlingen are convenient to Matamoros, Reynosa, and Valle Hermoso, south of the border. The Free Trade International Bridge is 10 miles south of San Benito.
The city of Harlingen is called the Capital of the Rio Grande Valley, and is a gateway to premier outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and birding. Summer visitors enjoy United League Baseball’s Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings at home on Harlingen Field. Enjoy a day at the ballpark with friends and family cheering on the RGV WhiteWings. Be sure to check out the shops and boutiques on Jackson Street, or for serious shopping head to Valley Vista Mall.
The San Benito, Harlingen area is 25 miles northwest of Brownsville, the busiest border crossing in southeast Texas. For air travelers, Brownsville’s South Padre International Airport is convenient to the communities of southeast Texas. While you are in Brownsville, stop by the Gladys Porter Zoo, and the Sabal Palm Sanctuary, two jewels of the city.
McAllen, 35 miles west of Harlingen, is another hub of south Texas culture and commerce. A visit to Quinta Mazatlan and McAllen’s World Birding Center is a must for travelers. Relax at the 1930’s historic home and tour the hummingbird garden, native butterfly garden, and bird feeding station. Mission, 6 miles west of McAllen, is home to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley, a top birding destination in the U.S.
For a mouth-watering Fourth of July, travel north of McAllen 12 miles to Edinburg. The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce presents Texas Cook ‘Em, High Steaks at Edinburg Municipal Park July 4th and 5th. The 2014 event is the Rio Grande Valley’s biggest steak cook-off featuring T-bone steaks, chicken, ribs, and brisket. The fun includes live music, kid’s activities, and evening fireworks.
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Border Towns of Texas Events
2014 Chris Tucker
World renowned actor and comedian, Chris Tucker, brings his brand of side-splitting laughs to the Abraham Chavez Theatre in El Paso. The show begins at 8 p.m.
2014 Alpine Artwalk
The charming town of Alpine becomes a haven for art galleries, dazzling displays, and live music during this two-day festival. Festival start time is TBA.
2014 Judas Priest
Legendary heavy-metal rockers bring their head-banding hits to the Laredo Energy Arena for one night only. The show begins at 7 p.m.
4th Annual ChristKindle Market
Visit the town of San Elizario, just outside of El Paso, when the San Elizario Historic District transforms into a vibrant holiday market, offering a variety of handcrafted gifts, crafts, food, drinks, entertainment, and more. The fun begins at 3 p.m.
2014 Holiday Mercado
Visit the McAllen Convention Center for a two-day holiday celebration, featuring unique holiday shopping, handcrafted items, a variety of vendors, and so much more, helping to usher in the holidays. The fun begins at 10 a.m.
2015 UFO & Sci-Fi Festival
Join other self-proclaimed "belivers" and partake in the array of celebrity appearences, mind-blowing presentations, activities, and more out-of-this-world fun at the Del Rio Civic Center. The festivital start time is TBA.
2014 Chicago the Musical
Don't miss the award-winning Broadway Musical, Chicago, as it makes a two-day stop in El Paso at the Plaza Theatre. Showtime is TBA.