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Harlingen, the heart of the Rio Grande Valley and "tropical playground of Texas," is in Cameron County at the south tip of Texas, in the center of the Brownsville - Harlingen - San Benito metropolitan area, and hosts the Rio Grande Valley International Music Festival each Spring. Branches of the Texas college and university system, including University of Texas, Texas Southmost College, Texas State Technical College, South Texas College and the University of Texas Pan American are available between Harlingen and Brownsville, as well as a variety of well-known healthcare and medical research facilities, military installations, and the headquarters of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The Harlingen area hosts several tropical and wild bird sanctuaries which offer guided nature walks for bird and butterfly watchers, as well as the annual Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, and the Santa Ana National Wildfile Refuge in nearby Alamo, Texas, several nationally known golf courses and an array of unusual art galleries and museums where the region's colorful local history can be explored. The Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville offers 26 acres of tropical plants and animals indigenous to the area. A short drive east to the white sands of the South Padre barrier island provides a beautiful day trip for beachgoers, and the border towns of northern Mexico at a similar distance to the south support an unusual array of shopping venues and other tourist attractions. The breadth of commercial, academic, natural venues and attractions in the Harlingen area provides an array of lodging options, from major chain hotels in the business and government centers, to bed and breadfast inns that provide a closer encounter with the residents and regional culture, to camping sites and other recreational accommodations.

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· Harlingen · South Padre Island
Lodging in the Harlingen area located at the southern tip of Texas. This area is the perfect hub for day trips exploring the entire Rio Grande Valley, including northern Mexico and southernmost Texas. Lodging on South Padre Island located on the southern most tip of Texas. The island offers white sandy beaches, warm Gulf waters, and a sub-topical environment with mild dry winters, and warm breezy summers.
· Mission · Brownsville
Lodging options in the city of Mission, located in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas along the US-Mexico boarder. This area is known as a premier birding hotspot. Lodging located in Brownsville in the heart of the Rio Grande delta. Brownsville is located just 30 minutes from the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island. The city offers visitors world class birding, the world famous Gladys Porter Zoo, great museums and historic sites.
· McAllen
Lodging options located northwest of Harlingen in McAllen. This area also includes the cities of Edinburg, Weslaco and others.

Area Facts: The Harlingen area soil and climate produce an outstanding harvest of crops throughout the year, including oranges, Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit, cotton, sugar cane, grains, peas, carrots, lettuce, spinach, cabbage and more. The local area code for Harlingen is 956.

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