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Guidebook for Weslaco

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Guidebook for Weslaco

Everything Else
15 min Drive.
McAllen International Airport
2500 South Bicentenial Boulevard
15 min Drive.
20 min drive.
Valley International Airport
3002 Heritage Way
20 min drive.
Reliever General Aviation (GA) airport (5 min).
Mid Valley Airport-T65
1909 Joe Stephens Avenue
Reliever General Aviation (GA) airport (5 min).
The leading pedestrian-friendly destination in Mexico for U.S. tourists. The main street has lots of shops, food, and drinks. Privately-operated parking lot located adjacent to international bridge is open to the public.
Nuevo Progreso crossing
The leading pedestrian-friendly destination in Mexico for U.S. tourists. The main street has lots of shops, food, and drinks. Privately-operated parking lot located adjacent to international bridge is open to the public.
Food Scene
Oye! newyorkdeli2.com
New York Deli II Weslaco
1400 N Westgate Dr
Oye! newyorkdeli2.com
Authentic Veracruzian (ie, Mexican) cuisine and arguably the best coffee in North America. Really. Check hours beforehand. laparroquia.com/tienda
Gran café de la parroquia
1508 Vo Tech Dr
Authentic Veracruzian (ie, Mexican) cuisine and arguably the best coffee in North America. Really. Check hours beforehand. laparroquia.com/tienda
Yes, yes, yes... I'll take 12! hcdessertbakery.com
Happiness Cupcakes
614 S Texas Blvd
Yes, yes, yes... I'll take 12! hcdessertbakery.com
Neighborhood restaurant popular with locals. Irregular hours. Popular political hangout.
Lord & Irene Cakes & Catering
1522 E 7th St
Neighborhood restaurant popular with locals. Irregular hours. Popular political hangout.
Neighborhood Mexican restaurant popular with locals.
Richie's Kitchen
807 S Bridge Ave
Neighborhood Mexican restaurant popular with locals.
Authentic Mexican cuisine. Five-star service in contemporary setting. The Garza family is well known for top food service since they opened their original location in nearby Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. More expensive than most, but worth the experience. arturosbarandgrill.com
Arturo's Bar & Grill
2303 W Expy 83
Authentic Mexican cuisine. Five-star service in contemporary setting. The Garza family is well known for top food service since they opened their original location in nearby Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. More expensive than most, but worth the experience. arturosbarandgrill.com
Arguably the best Italian restaurant in the Rio Grande Valley. Mama Milano usually greets patrons with a mixture of Italian and/or Spanish... listen carefully. Authentic dishes, served in homey rooms with kitschy Italian decor. A must. facebook.com/milanosrestaurant
Milano's Italian Restaurant
2900 W Pike Blvd
Arguably the best Italian restaurant in the Rio Grande Valley. Mama Milano usually greets patrons with a mixture of Italian and/or Spanish... listen carefully. Authentic dishes, served in homey rooms with kitschy Italian decor. A must. facebook.com/milanosrestaurant
Authentic Mexican food. Zero pretense. Nice patio for eating alfresco. facebook.com/Nanas-Taqueria-Weslaco-Tx-626140584188295/?fref=ts
Nana's Taqueria
3122 E 18th St
Authentic Mexican food. Zero pretense. Nice patio for eating alfresco. facebook.com/Nanas-Taqueria-Weslaco-Tx-626140584188295/?fref=ts
Simple, down-home BBQ. facebook.com/weslacofatdaddy
Fat Daddy's
1322 S International Blvd
Simple, down-home BBQ. facebook.com/weslacofatdaddy
Quirky decor featuring Budas to bandidos where Christmas and 4th of July holidays are perennial stock. Tex-Mex dishes are also "muy bueno.
Sunrise Restaurant
301 Texas Blvd N
Quirky decor featuring Budas to bandidos where Christmas and 4th of July holidays are perennial stock. Tex-Mex dishes are also "muy bueno.
Savory fare & craft beers. Started here in Weslaco and now spread throughout Rio Grande Valley. myblueonion.com
The Blue Onion
423 S International Blvd
Savory fare & craft beers. Started here in Weslaco and now spread throughout Rio Grande Valley. myblueonion.com
Drinks & Nightlife
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Mustang Lounge Night Club
3610 E Expressway 83
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Sightseeing
International bridge on Rio Grande River. Good place for picture. Must have Passport to return to USA. facebook.com/ProgresoInternationalBridge
Progreso International Bridge
251 S International Blvd
International bridge on Rio Grande River. Good place for picture. Must have Passport to return to USA. facebook.com/ProgresoInternationalBridge
Not sure you should go... tolucaranch.com
Toluca Ranch Haunted House
Not sure you should go... tolucaranch.com
Front door to historic downtown Weslaco. Spanish-Deco facade built in late 1920s. villadecortezweslaco.com
Villa De Cortez
260 S Texas Blvd
Front door to historic downtown Weslaco. Spanish-Deco facade built in late 1920s. villadecortezweslaco.com
Parks & Nature
tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=47
Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Chapote Unit
tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/hunt/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=47
Municipal park. Also small skate park... where I leave my Roller Blades? weslacotx.gov/Parks-Recreation.html
Isaac D. Rodriguez Park
Municipal park. Also small skate park... where I leave my Roller Blades? weslacotx.gov/Parks-Recreation.html
Semi-tropical island beach community popular with Spring Breakers, Mexican nationals, locals... Ask for more info. myspi.org
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South Padre Island
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Semi-tropical island beach community popular with Spring Breakers, Mexican nationals, locals... Ask for more info. myspi.org
Regional park operated by City of Weslaco. New machine weights section recently added. http://www.weslacotx.gov/Parks-Recreation.html
Mayor Pablo Peña Park
300 North Aiport Drive
Regional park operated by City of Weslaco. New machine weights section recently added. http://www.weslacotx.gov/Parks-Recreation.html
Regional park operated by City of Weslaco. weslacotx.gov/Parks-Recreation.html
Harlon Block Sports Complex
1020 W 18th St
Regional park operated by City of Weslaco. weslacotx.gov/Parks-Recreation.html
Environmental education programs (10 min). valleynaturecenter.org
Valley Nature Center
301 South Border Avenue
Environmental education programs (10 min). valleynaturecenter.org
Tranquil walking trails hidden in urban setting. fronteraaudubon.org
Frontera Audubon Society
1101 South Texas Boulevard
Tranquil walking trails hidden in urban setting. fronteraaudubon.org
Scenic birdwatching (5 min). Careful with the gators... yes.. gators! theworldbirdingcenter.com/estero.html
Estero Llano Grande State Park
3301 S International Blvd
Scenic birdwatching (5 min). Careful with the gators... yes.. gators! theworldbirdingcenter.com/estero.html
Arts & Culture
Local history museum with visiting art exhibits. weslacomuseum.org
The Weslaco Museum
500 S Texas Blvd
Local history museum with visiting art exhibits. weslacomuseum.org
Historic ground storage concrete tank for adjacent water tower built by Public Works Administration (PWA), & now converted into an intimate theater. Very limited seating, but great theater experience. Check for seasonal performances. facebook.com/pages/Weslaco-Tower-Theater/251288371548871
ITheatre at The Tower Theater
120 S Kansas Ave
Historic ground storage concrete tank for adjacent water tower built by Public Works Administration (PWA), & now converted into an intimate theater. Very limited seating, but great theater experience. Check for seasonal performances. facebook.com/pages/Weslaco-Tower-Theater/251288371548871
STC is the community college for Hidalgo and Starr counties. southtexascollege.edu
South Texas College - Mid-Valley Campus
400 N Border Ave
STC is the community college for Hidalgo and Starr counties. southtexascollege.edu
Municipal library part of the Hidalgo County Library system. Great collection of ebooks. weslacopl.us
Mayor Joe V Sánchez Public Library
525 S Kansas Ave
Municipal library part of the Hidalgo County Library system. Great collection of ebooks. weslacopl.us
Shopping
Renown, hand-crafted, custom boots, footwear, belts, and other leather products. They will also polish footwear.
Moran's Leather
1000 E Expy 83
Renown, hand-crafted, custom boots, footwear, belts, and other leather products. They will also polish footwear.
Local nutrition shop bro. Small, but well stocked. facebook.com/ExtremeNutritionLLC
Extreme Nutrition Sport Supplements & Smoothies
539 S Texas Blvd
Local nutrition shop bro. Small, but well stocked. facebook.com/ExtremeNutritionLLC
Popular with Winter Texans, this flea market features lots of arts and crafts by local artisans. donwesfleamarket.net
Don-Wes Flea Market
208 N Victoria Rd
Popular with Winter Texans, this flea market features lots of arts and crafts by local artisans. donwesfleamarket.net
Regional Mall popular with locals and Mexican nationals. simon.com/mall/la-plaza-mall
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La Plaza Mall
2200 S 10th St
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Regional Mall popular with locals and Mexican nationals. simon.com/mall/la-plaza-mall
Good high-end shops popular with locals, Winter Texans, and Mexican nationals. premiumoutlets.com/outlet/rio-grande-valley
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Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets
5001 East Expressway 83
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Good high-end shops popular with locals, Winter Texans, and Mexican nationals. premiumoutlets.com/outlet/rio-grande-valley