Activities & Events

The Rio Grande Valley is full of adventures for guests of all ages.  Below is a list of just some of the area activities and events for you to enjoy.  


EVENTS

Tropical Trails RV Resort hosts weekly activities.  Please check with the front desk for a list of these activities.  

Host your event or special gathering in our beautiful Amenity center.  Our Amenity center has a full kitchen with commercial appliances, double sink and ample counter space giving you or your cater excellent work space.  We can seat 100 comfortably for sit down meals, or we can arrange chairs auditorium style for a meeting, class or show.  Contact Resort Manager for Amenity Center rental fees at 956-338-4040.

  

Area Activities

Brownsville Area

Brownsville has a variety of activities to keep you entertained.

Museums

Brownsville Heritage Complex – Includes the Heritage Museum and Preservation Center, the Stillman House, Market Square Research Center, Old City Cemetery Center, the Historical Alonso Building, and the Historical Brownsville Museum: Mary Uturria Educational Center - http://brownsvillehistory.org/

Brownsville Museum of Fine Art - https://bmfa.us/

Costumes of the Americas Museum - http://www.costumesoftheamericasmuseum.net/

Children’s Museum of Brownsville - http://cmofbrownsville.com/

Commemorative Air Force Museum - http://www.rgvcaf.org/

Historic Brownsville Museum - http://historicbrownsvillemuseum.com/

Little Graceland Museum - http://www.littlegraceland.com/

Area Parks

Linear Park (host of the Brownsville Farmers Market) - http://mitteculturaldistrict.org/hist_linear.html

Palo Alto Battlefield National Park - https://www.nps.gov/paal/index.htm

Washington Park - http://www.mitteculturaldistrict.org/Parks_wash.html

Dean Porter Park (home of the Ringgold Civic Pavilion) - http://www.mitteculturaldistrict.org/Parks_dean.html

Brownsville Holiday Village - http://www.holidayvillagebrownsville.com/

Activities

Outdoor Adventures

Gladys Porter Zoo - http://gpz.org/

Cascade Park - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cascade-Park/1624848034469322?rf=893912544023102

Grace Heritage Ranch - http://graceheritageranch.com/

White Wing Fields - http://www.whitewingranch.com/

Kayaking - https://brownsville.org/play/kayaking/

Russell Aquatic Center - http://gpz.org/russell-aquatic-center/

Biking

Gladys Porter Zoo - http://gpz.org/

BikeShare Rio Grande Valley - https://brownsville.org/bikeshare/

Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trails - http://parks.cob.us/DocumentCenter/View/506

Paseo de la Resaca Trail System - http://parks.cob.us/340/Paseo-de-la-Resaca-Trail-System

Belden Trail -

Monte Bella Bike Trail – http://parks.cob.us/341/Monte-Bella-Park

Rescasa de la Palma State Park Trails - http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/resaca-de-la-palma

Laguna Atasosa Wildlife Refuge - https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Laguna_Atascosa/

Birding

Sabal Palm Sanctuary - http://sabalpalmsanctuary.org/

Joe & Tony Oilveria Park - http://parks.cob.us/home

Laguna Atasosa Wildlife Refuge - https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Laguna_Atascosa/

Boca Chica Beach - http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wildlife/wildlife-trails/ltc/boca-chica-loop

Resaca de la Palma State Park - https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/resaca-de-la-palma

Birding

Shopping

Sunrise Mall - http://www.sunrisemalltx.com/

Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets - http://www.premiumoutlets.com/

Brownsville Farmers’ Market - https://www.facebook.com/BrownsvilleFarmersMarket

Hopes & Dreams Collectibles - https://www.facebook.com/Hopes-Dreams-Collectibles-132897283440627/

Juan’s Music & Collectibles - https://www.facebook.com/JuansCollectibles?ref=br_rs

Junk N Treasure - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Junk-N-Treasure-956/557364190988835

Little Mexico - https://www.facebook.com/Little-Mexico-281130872035646/

Reat Boutique - https://www.facebook.com/REPEAT-BOUTIQUE-138248006203371/

HobbyTown - http://www.hobbytown-rgv.com/

Tours

Burlingame Brownsville – Matamoros Mexico Tours – 650 E. Ruben M. Torres Sr. Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

Go With Jo Tours - http://www.gowithjo.com/

SPI Dolphin Docks Inc. - http://www.dolphinwatching.info/

Texas Gulf Trawling - http://www.texasgoldshrimp.com/

Arts

Camille Playhouse - http://www.camilleplayhouse.org/

Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts - http://www.artsinbrownsville.org/

Puente Art Studio & Gallery - https://www.facebook.com/PuenteArtStudio

Nightlife

Nightlife

Barnstormers Crew Lounge - http://www.rgvwingcaf.com/

Buffalo Wild Wings - http://www.buffalowildwings.com/

Chili’s Grill & Bar - https://www.chilis.com/

Cobbleheads Bar & Grill - http://cobbleheads.com/

Half Moon Saloon - https://www.facebook.com/Half-Moon-Saloon-156825587706392/

Mynt Bar & Grill - https://www.myntbarandgrill.com/

The Vermillion Restaurant - http://www.thevermillion.com/

VFW Pub & Event Center – 1801 Veterans Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78521

Family Fun

Galaxy Bowling Center - http://galaxybowlingcenter.com/


South Padre Island

Only 20 minutes away and  a variety of options for the day or evening, including beach access, dining and island nightlife entertainment.  Guided fishing tours are available to ensure a great catch (http://www.spifishingtrips.com/).  For the more adventurous, enjoy Dolphin Watch Eco-Tours (http://theoriginaldolphinwatch.net/eco-tour-trips/) or a sunset dinner cruise (https://www.sailspi.com/).

Schlitterbahn is located on the Island and offers an escape from the sand for a day! http://www.schlitterbahn.com/south-padre-island

Area Events

Please see our calendar of events for an updated list of all resort and area events.