Rio Grande Valley Fun Things to Do
Use this Rio Grande Valley Map to find fun things to see and do in the Rio Grande Valley which includes the major cities of Brownsville, McAllen, Harlingen, Mission, Edinburg, and Pharr. The Rio Grande Valley Map will help you find lodging, golf courses, RV parks, attractions, and lots of other fun things to see and do in McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville, and other Rio Grande Valley Cities. See below the map to learn a little bit about the Rio Grande Valley.
Resources Guide to Rio Grande Valley
|Texas Outside Favorites||In Rio Grande Valley, we love South Padre Island, Bentsen Palm Village RV Park, and Los Lagos Golf Course|
|Campgrounds & RV Parks||Our list of some of the campgrounds and RV parks in the Valley|
|Winter Texan Connection||A website with some great information for winter Texans|
|Rio Grande Valley||A site with lots of Information about the Rio Grande Valley|
|Best Rio Grande Valley Golf Courses||Here is our list of the best courses in The Valley|
|South Padre Island||Read our article about all the fun things to see and do in South Padre|
The Rio Grande Valley or the Lower Rio Grande Valley, informally called The Valley, is an area located in the southernmost tip of South Texas. The Valley runs along the banks of the Rio Grande River which is the border for Mexico and the United States. The estimated population in 2008 of The Valley was 1,138,000 and some of the largest cities in the Rio Grande Valley include (in order of population) include: Brownsville, McAllen, Harlingen, Mission, Edinburg, and Pharr. The Valley is a very popular location for Winter Texans because of the mild temperatures and hundreds of very active RV parks - in fact, the population swells by over 200,000 during the winter.
According to Wikipedia, the Rio Grande Valley is not a valley, but a delta or floodplain containing many oxbow lakes or resacas which are formed by bends in the river that later get pinched off from the river as it takes a different course. Early 20th-century land developers, attempting to capitalize on unclaimed land, utilized the name "Magic Valley" to attract settlers and appeal to investors. The Rio Grande Valley is also called "El Valle", the Spanish translation of "the valley", by those who live there. The residents of the Rio Grande Valley occasionally refer to the area as "El Magico Valle del Rio Grande" ("The Magical Valley of the Rio Grande"), and also simply by the initials "RGV."