There is More to the RGV!!!
There is more to the RGV other than what you have listed here.
If you go to Mission don't forget to head north on La Homa Dr. until you get to Mile 5, where you will find the best taquerias ever. My personal favorite would be Mary's because of the frijoles charros and tacos, oh and while you are there make sure you try la sinconisadas:).
If you really want to submerge into the Sunday mexican routine? It's a must, go to one of the many "Pulgas" (flea market).If you are in the Mission area you can find one in Conway Rd. and Mile 4. While you are there make sure you try our Raspas, Manzanas con chamoy and many other delicious munchies.
Everyone that lives in the RGV has had a Stripes breakfast taco, so make sure you have one and taste the Mexican American breakfast.
If you like nature make sure you go visit the Bentsen State Park. I recommend you rent a bike so you can take a bike ride around the park. If you still have the strength take the challenge to the City Park trail that will take you all the way to Conway Rd.
Las Palmas Race Track is another good place to visit. That is if you want to see the best quarter horses of the area race. In occasions there are concerts being hosted there :).
The City of McAllen is the most known city in the area apart from Harlingen. Still there is much to be seen in this beautiful city. While you are in the city make sure you visit the Downtown area in the day time. The best way to describe this area would be as a China Town in larger cities but instead you will find a Mexican Town.
Just a few blocks to the Main Street you can find the recently created 17th street where you will find one aspect of the night life. Don’t forget the best places to go dance Norteno Music, Aragon Music Hall and Fuego.
If you want to see some nice looking local trucks make sure you go on Nolana and in between 23rd street and all the way to Jackson St after 9pm until the police get them out of the street.
In the City of Pharr my favorite place to go would be the "Mudd Pitt" head south on Jackson St and you should see it on the west side but drive slow so you can find it.
In the City of Hidalgo we have the State Farm Arena so make sure to visit its website.
If you are visiting the Hidalgo area during charismas make it a must to attend the Festival of Lights, which I know you will love.
These are just a few of many attractions there is to do here in the Magical Rio Grande Valley. Many people say the life in South Texas is different to everywhere else. People say we are very nice and welcoming. People are also in shock to know that we sell pickles in the movie theaters.
People also say the food is great and the music is the best. Well all I can tell you is to come and see it for yourself and I can guarantee you that you will love it:). Anna M.