Harlingen-Valley Airport ( HRL ) Layover Ideas


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Nuevo Progreso is he best place to cross from South Texas. It has become the crossing point of choice for tourists and locals. A brand-new bridge with wide, covered pedestrian walkways spans to the other side of the border, and when you are across the bridge, you're right in the heart of the the best place to shop, eat and have fun.

Bentsen State Park Mission Birdwatching 956-585-1107
Brownsville Historical Museum Brownsville - Museum 956-548-1313
Challenger Learning Center San Benito - Space Education 956-361-5551
Coastal Studies Lab South Padre Island Gulf of Mexico - Studies 956-761-2644
Gladys Porter Zoo Brownsville - Zoological Gardens 956-546-7187
Harlingen Country Club Harlingen - Golf 956-412-4100
Hildalgo Cty Historical Museum Edinburg - Museum 956-383-6911
Iwo Jima Memorial at MMA Harlingen Iwo Jima Memorial/USMC - Museum 956-412-2207
Jackson Street District - Harlingen Antiques & Shopping 956-427-8703
King Ranch Kingsville - Ranch 361-592-8055
La Borde House Rio Grande City 1897 Trading Post 956-487-5101
La Lomita Mission McAllen - Historic Mission 956-580-8760
Laguna Atascosa Nat'l Wildlife Refuge Rio Hondo (east of) - Wildlife Refuge, Birding 956-748-3608
McAllen International Museum McAllen - Museum 956-682-1564
Our Lady of San Juan del Valle National Shrine San Juan - Shrine 956-787-0033
Port Isabel Historical Museums Port Isabel Laguna Madre Area - Museum 956-943-7602
Port Isabel Lighthouse Port Isabel Restored Historic - Lighthouse 956-943-2262
Port Isabel Yacht Club Hotel Port Isabel 1920's Era Hotel 956-943-1301
Rancho Viejo Resort & Country Club Rancho Viejo - Golf 956-350-4000
Rio Grande Valley Museum Harlingen - Museum 956-430-8500
Rio Grande Valley Whitewings Harlingen - Minor League Baseball 956-412-WING
Riverbend Golf Course Brownsville - Golf 956-548-0192
Sabal Palm Audubon Center Brownsville - Wildlife Sanctuary 956-541-8034
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Pharr - Wildlife Refuge 956-787-3079
Sea Turtle, Inc. South Padre Island - Sea Turtle Protection 956-761-1720
South Padre Island Golf Club Laguna Vista - Golf 956-943-5678
Stillman House Museum Brownsville 1850 - Greek Revival 956-542-3929
Super Splash Adventure Edinburg - Water Park 956-318-3286
Texas Air Museum Rio Hondo Historic Aircraft 956-748-2112
Texas Travel Information Center Harlingen Gateway - Welcoming Center 956-428-4477
Tierra Santa Golf Club Weslaco Golf 956-973-1811
Tony Butler Golf Course Harlingen - Golf 956-430-6685
Treasure Hills Country Club Harlingen - Golf 956-425-1700
Valley Race Park Harlingen - Greyhound Racing 956-412-RACE
Whaling Wall at the Convention Center South Padre Island - Mural by Wyland (53rd) 956-761-3000