McAllen is in Texas' lower Rio Grande Valley, noted for its subtropical climate and facilities catering to thousands of summer and winter visitors. Golf is very popular and numerous courses are available. It's a great destination for birders and other nature enthusiasts. Several wildlife refuges and state parks offer excellent bird-watching activities. Several fruit and vegetable groves offer tours. The McAllen Information Center can provide information. Shoppers will find five primary shopping districts.
The small Town Lake at Firemen's Park offers catch and release fishing, kayaking, canoeing and camping. Open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. 2nd Street and Old 83. Call 956/681-3333.