Spotlight on Weslaco, Texas

The charming city of Weslaco offers an ideal Rio Grande Valley location, situated in between the larger South Texas cities of McAllen to the west and Harlingen to the east, each just a 15-minute drive away.

A Texas “Main Street” City

Take a drive down Texas Boulevard, the city’s palm tree-lined historic Main Street. You’ll find many examples of Spanish architecture amid the quaint shops and restaurants reminiscent of a time gone by. You can find clothing and shoe stores, furniture and hardware stores, as well as antiques and vintage treasures.

If shopping malls are more your style, there over 100 designer and brand name outlet stores located at the Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets in Mercedes, just a 10 minute drive away.

A Haven for Wildlife

The sub-tropical climate of the Rio Grande Valley is the natural home to a wide variety of birds, butterflies and other wildlife, and Weslaco is home to three nature centers that cater to both the curious observer as well as the avid enthusiast. Migratory birds, many of them seldom seen, settle in the area every spring and fall, and birdwatchers flock to view them. In fact, the World Birding Center in Weslaco, a 230-acre refuge, boasts the largest wetlands environment in their network, the Estero Llano Grande.

The parks all offer many miles of trails, boardwalks, butterfly gardens and observations decks, making any of these a great place to enjoy a day spent amid the beautiful sights and sounds only nature can provide.

Sightseeing Opportunities & Activities Abound

Golfers can find several public golf courses in both Weslaco and nearby Mercedes, great for both those who regularly hit the greens and those that are new to the sport.

And if that’s not enough to keep you busy, Nuevo Progreso, Mexico is located just seven miles south. This quaint Mexican border town offers restaurants and shopping as well as dental offices, optical shops and pharmacies, with prices typically well below what the same items would cost in the U.S.

For beach lovers, South Padre Island, home to miles and miles of picturesque beaches, is just a short hour’s drive away. Here you can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, deep sea fishing, parasailing, dolphin watching and more.

Ready to Join the Fun?

Sound like an ideal place to spend the winter or a vacation? Two of Encore’s age-qualified South Texas RV Parks are located in Weslaco: Southern Comfort RV Resort and Country Sunshine RV Resort.

No RV? No problem! Country Sunshine offers cozy efficiency rentals that are fully furnished and equipped, while Southern Comfort offers 385 sq. ft. fully furnished one-bedroom park model rentals. To learn more, or make a reservation, call 888-481-6407.

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