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South Texas Plains

Things to Do in the South Texas Plains

The South Texas Plains embody the shared Mexican and American spirit of the Lone Star State unlike any other part of Texas. Its border towns, including Brownsville and Laredo, express this shared heritage through its unique architecture and fantastic cuisine. Along with its fascinating culture, the South Texas Plains region is known for its pleasant year-round weather ideal for golfers and those looking to escape the winter chill. Hundreds of species of birds flock to the region's Rio Grande Valley throughout the year, making it a world-class birding destination as well. Whether you're interested in the region's diverse culture or inviting scenery, you'll find plenty of things to do in the South Texas Plains. Click on the entries below to get your adventure started.

Institute of Texan Cultures

(San Antonio) - Learn about the people who made and make Texas what it is at Texas’ cultural history museum, the Institute of Texan Cultures.

Market Square in San Antonio

(San Antonio) - Market Square in San Antonio is the largest Mexican market in the U.S., with over 100 shops, world-famous Mexican restaurants, and fantastic annual events.

McNay Art Museum

(San Antonio) - Experience an extraordinary fine art collection at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, featuring a permanent collection of priceless works by renowned masters.

Natural Bridge Caverns

(San Antonio) - Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer.

San Antonio Botanical Garden

(San Antonio) - Opened in 1980, the 38-acre San Antonio Botanical Garden is in the heart of urban San Antonio. Its beautiful hilltop setting welcomes guests to colorful floral displays, true-to-Texas native areas, and futuristic glass pyramids filled with exotic plants from around the world.

Splashtown in San Antonio

(San Antonio) - Splashtown has more than 45 water rides and attractions swerve and spray across the 20 landscaped acres of Splashtown San Antonio.

Things to Do in Eagle Pass

(Eagle Pass) - Gaming at Texas' only casino, exploring Piedras Negras, and enjoying shopping and dining on Main Street are some of the best things to do in Eagle Pass.

Things To Do in Laredo

(Laredo) - Shopping for Mexican handcrafts, attending an orchestral performance, and playing a round at a top-class golf course are some of the things to do in Laredo.

Things to Do in San Antonio

(San Antonio) - Explore 18th-century Spanish missions, cruise the River Walk, and root for the Spurs. These are a few of the things to do in the vibrant city of San Antonio.

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