Rio Grande Valley Texas
Something for everyone here. Close to the beautiful ocean beaches of South Padre Island, where there are wonderful hotels, condos, restaurants, ocean activities like fishing and pleasure cruises. Great shopping at outlet malls in Mercedes. Bass Pro shoppe is huge here. Massive flea markets all over to shop for deals. Nature preserves to explore. Very close to Mexico, Progresso is a great border town to see and shop and very safe to go to. Very popular spot for “Winter Texans” (people from Canada and northern US states) to come and stay for the entire winter in several accommodating trailer parks.
Very safe, good food at authentic Mexican restaurants and Texas steak houses.