Brownsville, in Texas Gulf Coast, is a city that about 180,000 people call home.
The city is located approximately 300 miles (483 kilometers) from the state capital of Texas, Austin and about 250 miles (402 kilometers) from San Antonio.
A pleasant way to experience the countryside around Brownsville is to book a round at one of the area’s challenging courses. Set aside a couple of hours and head to Treasure Hills Golf Club and the well designed Tony Butler Municipal Golf Course.
When the sun is out, explore Victor Park, one of the places where you can breathe in the fresh air. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, throw a Frisbee, or just relax in the shade. This park is the perfect place to unwind.
Bring your whole family to a trip to Gladys Porter Zoo, the major zoo in the area. The animals here are sure to win over your entire family so plan at least a few hours to thoroughly explore this educational animal encounter.
You can never truly understand a place until you know its story; thankfully Brownsville has preserved the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, one of the area’s most important history buildings and sites. Check out the site, take photos and learn about the backstory that makes it so significant.
Get inspired in Brownsville when you step through the doors of the Museums of San Benito. Wander the halls, browse the various exhibits, then ask for tips from the locals to locate some of the more eclectic museums in the area.
The Iwo Jima Monument and the Battle of Palmito Hill Historical Monument are the ideal attractions to wrap up your stay in this fascinating city.