Harlingen, the crossroads of the Rio Grande Valley, is located at the southernmost tip of Texas, at the intersection of Highways 77 and 83 and two hours south of Corpus Christi, four hours south of San Antonio and three hours north of Monterrey, Mexico.
Whether you’re here for a day, week, month, or longer, you will soon find that Harlingen, with its old-fashioned hospitality and south Texas charm, is the perfect hub as you explore Harlingen and the entire Rio Grande Valley, including northern Mexico and southernmost Texas.
- Known as the mural capital of the Rio Grande Valley, Harlingen has more than 30 murals scattered throughout the city.
- We invite you to take a sunset stroll and watch the parrots flitter around City Lake.
- Enjoy live greyhound racing at Valley Race Park from November through April and simulcast dog and horse racing year-round.
- Hop on your bicycle and enjoy our two-mile hike and bike trail along the Arroyo Colorado, a tributary of the Rio Grande River that meanders right through the middle of town.
- Visit the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum, featuring some of Harlingen's earliest original historical structures.
- Head over to Downtown's Jackson Street District for the popular Market Days, held on the first Saturday of each month, featuring antiques, collectibles and homemade items.
- Visit Harlingen's own Marine Military Academy, home to the original cast of the Iwo Jima Monument erected at Arlington Cemetery near Washington, D.C.
For more information on Harlingen and all we have to offer, check out Harlingen Convention and Visitors Bureau’s official website at www.visitharlingentexas.com.
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