The Unforgettable Rio Grande Valley TX – For The Smart RVer
Traveling to Texas in your RV can involve a lot, but here’s a short article to help you understand Rio Grande Valley, where to stay and what you should see while you enjoy the warm and friendly state.
History– The native residents of the Rio Grande Valley were the Coahuiltecan Indian Tribe. Then in the 16th century, explorers started to seek out this land. In the 1750’s, Spanish settlers occupied this land until the first American Settlement came to Brownsville and was called Fort Brown. This part of Texas has a lot of rich history and culture. We will explore how interesting the culture is and why you should visit the great state of Texas in your RV.
Culture– The traditions and culture primarily sprout from Mexican heritage. The valley is also one of the top producers of citrus in the nation. Texas as a whole is a melting pot of southwestern traditions and the overall attitude is that everything in Texas is bigger and better. And of course, you will see a lot of cowboy boots and hats anywhere you go in Texas. The Lone Star state has a lot to offer an Rver, having warm temperatures and lots of interesting things to do.
What to See– There are truly endless things to check out in the valley, but here are just a few to peak your interest.
Freddy Fender Museum – This place is a treat to anyone who loves country music and wants to learn how Freddy influenced the music world so profoundly. Freddy Fender is known as an icon and a very significant Mexican- American singer, writer and musician. He won several Grammys throughout his lifetime and sold out countless audiences. Located in San Benito, this place is a must see!
Palo Alto Battlefield – If you’re interested in U.S. history at all, this is a stop you’re going to want to make. This historic site was the location of an important Mexican-American War battle. To truly enjoy this experience, you may want to take some time to educate yourself on some of the facts and events of this battle as well as notable people on both sides of the war. The site is open all year round so it will not be difficult to plan your trip here!
Don Wes Flea Market – If you’re looking to pick up some souvenirs, unique items or even have a meal, this place has what you’re looking for. The famous flea market is open all year, the winter hours are October to April, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, and the summer hours are May to September, on Saturday and Sundays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. All things from fruits and veggies to electric scooters to jewelry and crafts can be found right here! You won’t want to miss out!
Where to Eat–
Tamaleria La Pasadita
If you are in the mood for some amazing Mexican food, this is the place you’re going to want to visit! They have taquitos, tortas, tostadas, burritos, quesadillas, tamales and so much more! With 5 star reviews you won’t have to worry about the quality or taste of this food! It’s simply wonderful.
This is the place to get some delicious BBQ, because what would a trip to Texas be without some good ol BBQ? This menu offers brisket, pork, spare ribs, chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans and more! Get out your bibs and wet wipes for a delicious BBQ experience and a full belly!
Another local favorite, Mr. Korny has an amazing assortment of food that you will want to try. WIth unique menu items like nacho pie, takis with cheese, cheetos with cheese and tostadas with cheese, lemon and salsa, just to name a few. With delivery available, this just might be the most convenient option for you!
Where to Stay:
Alamo Palms RV Resort
This is a very nice choice for RVers 55 and older. The park comes with many accommodations including but not limited to a clubhouse, a dog park, a library, game rooms and so much more! There are plenty of activities to get involved with at this place and many friends to meet! Be sure to book your RV spot in advance of your travels!
Canyon Lake RV Resort
This Park is truly special in what it offers! It has a 10 acre private lake and island, a Texas shaped pool, live music and dancing and the Mexican border is only 15 minutes away! With well over 400 RV sites, this place is sure to have the perfect spot for you! But always book in advance regardless of the amount of spots because it could fill up very quickly!
Citrus Valley MH & RV Park
Another fantastic choice to park your RV for a while! The accommodations include an outdoor pool, laundry, bbq area, wifi, library, card rooms and even an exercise room! This place has a lot to offer you while you enjoy your RV travels.
The Smart Rver Tip– be sure to check which resorts are AGE-QUALIFIED (meaning they have a minimum age requirement) in order to find the best place that suits you.
When to Travel– December and January are generally the best months to travel to this area in Texas based on weather. With the average temperatures being 75 to 85 degrees, you may want to plan your travels during these months! Plan your journey carefully and always check availability at any public place you may want to visit and at any RV park you may want to stay at!