5 Things to Do in the Rio Grande Valley this Fall
October 25th, 2016
Bentsen Palm Shares Top 5 Things to do in the Rio Grande Valley this Fall
Cooler weather is on its way and what better time to explore the wonders of the Rio Grande Valley? There are so many fun things to do, from attractions in McAllen, TX, to cultural events and just enjoying the area’s unique ecosystem. To help you plan your next Rio Grande Valley adventure, the premier McAllen home builders and developers of the Bentsen Palm community share five of their favorite things to do this fall in the Rio Grande Valley.
Tour the Rio Grande – Take a relaxing cruise on the Rio Grande aboard the Riverside Dreamer. The Riverside Dreamer is a 55-foot pontoon boat that departs from the Riverside Club in Mission, TX. Grab a bite to eat and drink at the Riverside Club Bar & Grill or take it onboard with you as you tour the Rio Grande. Visit http://www.ontheriver.net/ for tour information.
Discover Rare Birds – Get a glimpse of over 20 species of birds that can be seen nowhere else in the U.S. at the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. This fun annual event is for all levels of bird aficionados and features a trade show, informative seminars, and guided field trips to discover and photograph exotic birds you will only find in the Rio Grande Valley. More details here: http://www.rgvbf.org/. With 340 documented species you can aso enjoy birdwatching on your own at the World Birding Headquarters in the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park.
Hike and Bike Across South Texas – Explore the river valley ecosystem riding or hiking the 10 miles at the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, or start with the five-mile paved Mission Hike & Bike trail. You can also head out on an adventure and hike the more than 12-miles of nature trails in Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge; explore the canopy walk and tree tower or for a bird’s eye take the nature tram that provides tours through the park.
Gone Fishing – Anglers has plenty of options to catch the big one, from rivers and lakes to deep sea fishing. There are a number of places to fish near Bentsen Palm homes in Mission, TX, including Bentsen Lake, Sardinas Resacas and Fireman’s Lake in McAllen, TX. Port Isabel the longest fishing pier in Texas, Pirate’s Landing, and if you are up for a more adventurous deep sea fishing expedition head to Port Mansfield, rated one of the top 10 fishing destinations in the world. Falcon Lake State Park in western Starr County is also a popular spot for bass fishing.
Explore the History of the Rio Grande – The Rio Grande Valley has a rich history from its earliest settlements, to its agricultural development, to the growing metropolitan areas of today. There are a number of exceptional museums and parks to explore this fall that help personify the story of the Rio Grande Valley, including Mission Historical Museum, South Texas History Museum, International Museum of Art & Science, Historic Brownsville Museum, Palo Alto Battlefield and more.