Harlingen (HRL), tropical playground of Texas, is known for its unique attractions, old-fashioned hospitality, fun and relaxation. The city’s bustling downtown is full of antique shops, boutiques and lots of other attractions. Located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen is just minutes from world-famous birding hotspots and South Padre Island, the premiere beach on the Texas coast. Nature enthusiasts to Harlingen will love spending time at nearby beaches and visiting the 45,000 acres of wildlife preserves surrounding the city. The Hugh Ramsey Nature preserve offers a plenty of things to do: hiking, biking, nature trails and many other recreational activities.
Embued with old world style hospitality and blessed with a great climate, Harlingen (HRL) offers an ideal base for fun and relaxation. Explore the myriad of golf courses, magnificent museums, the historic downtown area and much more.
Top things to do in Harlingen
• Witness Texas's turbulent history at the Rio Grande Valley Museum.
Where to Dine in Harlingen
• Try the tasty Thai food at the Stone Court Cafe on Stuart Place Road.