Founded in 1908 and located in the Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg Texas is home to multiple attractions suitable for everyone including beautiful wetlands, mouth-watering BBQ restaurants and local museums filled with fascinating artefacts.
Things to do in Edinburg
First things first, a visit to Edinburg should begin with a morning at the Museum of South Texas History. Located in the city centre, this museum explains the rich heritage and long standing culture set in the Rio Grande Valley and the divide between South Texas and Northern Mexico.
Next up is a trip to Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, one of the nine sites of the World Birding Centre. This native habitat and wildlife refuge provides a fun filled day out for the whole family. Explore the garden’s water features, dragonfly pond and native plant trail before retiring to the nearby municipal park for a picnic.
Consider yourself a sports fan? Then the H-E-B Park stadium should be on your to-do list, as it’s home to the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros soccer club. The team’s website has an online schedule of matches so it’s worth checking if you’re in town for a home game.
Finally, no visit to southern Texas should go without a spot of BBQ and there are plenty of eateries to choose from. Whether you dine at Willie B’s Barbeque or Bar-B-Cutie you’re in for a delicious treat of slow cooked sizzling meats, dripped with sticky and delicious sauces.
Getting around Edinburg
McAllen-Miller International Airport is just a short 20-minute drive away, while Valley International Airport is a 40-minute journey. Once inside Edinburg walking is an option, though the heat can easily persuade you to take a taxi or make use of the public transport.