Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley is the city of McAllen. This vibrant and welcoming place is in the southernmost part of the Lone Star State and is home to a variety of fun attractions. From birdwatching and hiking trails to golf and museums, there is something for everyone in McAllen. Enjoy some retail therapy at the shops in the historic downtown business district, including vintage clothing, antique stores and speciality boutiques. In the evenings, 17th Street Entertainment District comes to life, with lively bars and upscale restaurants, as well as live music performances.
If you like to golf, enjoy a few rounds at the Palm View Golf Course where you can make your way around the ponds and rolling fairways. At the McAllen Nature Center, get back to nature and follow the walking trail around to admire the plants and animals. Elsewhere, Quinta Mazatlan is a luxurious mansion with Spanish style decor. It was built in 1930s and is now the best place to birdwatch in McAllen. Join one of the tours and observe the butterflies that migrate here. The international Museum of Art and Science is also popular, with exhibits to learn about the Rio Grande ecosystem, while over at the McAllen Heritage Center, you can learn about local history.
McAllen enjoys visitors all year round, with the summer months being warm and the winter being mild.