Welcome to the beautiful, vibrant world of Brownsville! Located in the very heart of the Rio Grande delta, with Mexico at the doorstep and the Gulf of Mexico beaches so very close by, Brownsville is a dynamic, bustling city that is a perfect travel or business destination.
The charm of Southwestern lifestyles, combined with a bicultural mystique, Rand McNally cites the Rio Grande Valley as having the state’s best overall climate. And, Brownsville offers a tropical environment of stately palm trees, purple bougainvilleas, exotic birds, and cool, coast breezes. This nature lover and sportsmen’s paradise is where the Chisolm Trail began.
Brownsville weather is generally favorable for year ’round outdoor activities, with at least 234 sunny days per year. In August, which is the hottest month, high temperatures hover around 93 degrees. January generally has highs of under 70 degrees.
Lightweight apparel is appropriate for most of the year. The lifestyle is casual. Boots and denim to shorts, polo shirts, and straw hats are quite acceptable. And, for visiting tourists, Brownsville has more than 1,200 RV sites. For longer term visitors, there are many apartments, houses, and condominiums available for rent or lease.
Brownsville is accessible by air, with Continental Airlines operating out of Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport, and with Rio Grande Valley International close by, in Harlingen. By highways, Brownsville is located at the beginning of Expressways 77 and 83, 272 miles from San Antonio, 352 miles from Houston, and 517 miles from Dallas.
BROWNSVILLE….you’re going to love it! Brownsville is a semi-tropical paradise of stately palm trees, ever-blooming bougainvilleas, exotic birds, and warm Gulf breezes.
On the Border By the Sea and enjoy sight-seeing and shopping in Mexico, gorgeous white sand beaches, world class birding, the world famous Gladys Porter Zoo, great Brownsville museums and important historic sites. It’s worth the trip!.
Brownsville, Texas is a truly international city located in a semi-tropical paradise where two cultures meet to create a unique land of exotic sounds, flavors, history and natural beauty found nowhere else in the U.S.
At the extreme southern tip of Texas, Brownsvilles bustling downtown is a five minute stroll across an international bridge from Matamoros, Mexico and an easy 30 minute drive to the beaches of South Padre Island.
Mexico is just a two-step across the Rio Grande from downtown Brownsville, easily making your trip an international one. The friendly neighbors of Matamoros welcome visitors to join their cultural events, to shop for bargains at old world style markets, and to enjoy the cuisine of a variety of restaurants.
Mexicans love a fiesta. This means that many holidays become a festival. Some examples include Dies y seis de Septiembre (Independence Day), Day of the Dead, Battle of Puebla, Holy Week, and the Christmas holidays.
The shops and markets of Matamoros offer many art, handcraft, and souvenir options. Good values are available on items ranging from leather goods, silver and gold jewelry, colorfully woven fabrics, pottery, and even prescription drugs. The museums trace the unique history and include new exhibits, one recounting the travels of Pancho Villa.
Matamoros has an ever-expanding collection of restaurants. Along with authentic Mexican, regional seafood, casual French, Asian, and continental fare is served, often accompanied by native music, performed at your table.
Be sure to include Matamoros as part of your trip to the Rio Grande Valley!
The Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you with any questions or needs you may have prior to your visit to the Texas tropics and your two-nation vacation.