Harlingen is located in the middle of the Rio Grande Valley of Southern Texas, USA. The city is an ultimate destination for people who love to indulge in art and culture, fishing, shopping and outdoor adventures like golf, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, bird watching and more. One can also enjoy numerous beach and water activities like surfing, kayaking and dolphin watching.
Places of Interest in Harlingen
Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum
The Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum is one of its kinds in the entire Rio Grande Valley. Former Air Police Squadron and Brig of the Harlingen Air Force Base has been converted into museum and holds permanent collection of various historical objects and photographs. Apart from this building there are three historical buildings in the premises, which include Original Home of Lon C. Hill (Founder of the Harlinger Town), Paso Real Stagecoach Inn, and Harlingen’s First Hospital.
The region in and around Harlingen is full of local country clubs and public golf courses. The city owns four public and one private golf course. At Rancho Viejo Resort, there are two 18 hole championship courses. Another beautiful 18 hole course lies besides Laguna Madre Bay at the South Padre Island Golf Club.
Downtown Harlingen is located alongside Jackson Street (Main Street) and is a perfect place for shopping. The region is replete with full of several local shops, malls and shopping centers where you can buy beautiful homedecor items, apparels, original Texas artwork, hand-made jewelry, antiques and lots of other stuff. After shopping, enjoy eating regional delicacies like tex-mex, barbecue, juicy burger, salads and sandwiches at various food joints located here. food- Events like Walking Tours, Market Days and Family Movie Nights are also held here.