Top things to do

Nature Center in Weslaco

Frontera Audubon

Despite the fact that it's only 15 acres and surrounded by the city, wandering the mile or so of nature trails through this well-conceived nature center feels like being immersed in wilderness. Birders will enjoy th…
State Park in Weslaco

Estero Llano Grande State Park

The geographic center of the World Birding Center properties in Texas, the 230 acres of reserve here are mostly wetlands and contain over 5 miles of hiking trails. It's one of the few Texas State Parks that doesn't …
Bistro in Weslaco

Blue Onion

Fresh salads, tons of wraps and sandwiches, and creative pizzas make this a local favorite. Plus, it brews its own beer. No wonder it has expanded into a second location in McAllen.
Mexican in Weslaco

Jose's Cafecito

Housed on the 1st floor of the old Villa de Cortez, the Mexican fare in this friendly little cafe is a good refueling choice before heading to the nature reserves south of town.
Museum in Weslaco

Weslaco Museum

Informational displays and authentic artifacts help bring to life the long history of Weslaco and the Rio Grande Valley from the Native American and Spanish periods through to the founding of the city and the modern…
Historic Building in Weslaco

Villa de Cortez

Opened on New Year's Eve in 1928 as the Cortez Hotel, this four-story beauty was the first of what would becomes many Spanish Mediterranean–themed buildings in downtown Weslaco. These days it's only open for special…