Escape the rat race of everyday living by renting an RV to explore Alamo, Texas, and the surrounding area. Travel trailers are a popular option, and they start at about $99 per night. Bring a group along in a Class A motorhome as many models will sleep eight comfortably. They start at about $200 per night. There's an option for everyone, including pop-up campers, toy haulers, and Class C motorhomes.
Mission is an ideal place to explore nature, and one of the best places to do it is at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. Go for a hike through the brushlands and woodlands to spot various birds. You will also want to explore the National Butterfly Center and the McAllen Nature Center.
Get an overview of the unique history of south Texas by visiting the Museum of South Texas history in Edinburg. The weather is often perfect for a bike ride at Edinburg Municipal Park, and you will want to go on a hike at Edinburg Bicentennial Park to see wildlife and birds.
Harlingen is home to the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and it is an ideal location for exploring the Rio Grande River. Experience Tex-Mex culture by stopping at the San Benito Cultural Heritage Museum. History lovers will want to spend a couple of hours exploring the Museums of San Benito. This complex includes a history museum and three small museums dedicated to Texas country music.
Alamo was first called Camp Ebenezer when Peter Ebenezer Blalock and George T. Hawkins, who had amassed over 32,000 acres, built temporary living quarters for prospective land buyers. They sold the land to the Alamo Land and Sugar Company, which moved the town to higher ground in 1909. The first company did not last long, and before the year was over, the land had been sold again to C. H. Swallow and Rentfro B. Creager, who formed The Alamo Townsite Company. They promoted the town that was first called Forum and then called Swallow before being called Alamo. The name for this city of about 20,000 people may have come from The Alamo in San Antonio. During your visit to Alamo, be sure to tour the City of Alamo Museum to learn more.
While in this city of about 20,000 people, visit the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1943 to provide an environment for migratory birds as it is at the meeting point of the subtropical wetlands, Chihuahuan Desert, Gulf Coast, and Great Plains. The Aqua Planet Waterpark is a great place to play in the summer.
There are over 20 restaurants in Alamo. Most people opt for casual dining experiences, like those found at The Alamo Restaurant, El Dorado Restaurant, and El Manna Grill. Railroad 83 Icehouse is an excellent place for a more upscale meal, and they often have live bands performing. You can find terrific hamburgers at Tower Burger Co.
Donna, TX - This community of about 16,000 people is named after the daughter of TJ Hooks, who helped settle the area. Donna settled along the Rio Grande River, milked cows, and made the milk into butter for a living. Settlers incorporated this town in 1904 after the Sam Fordyce Branch of the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway. You will want to visit the Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum to learn more about this city's history.
Weslaco, TX – Juan José Ynojosa de Ball received the original land grant for this area in 1790. The community is named after the W.E. Stewart Land Company, who developed it after the railroad arrived in 1908. This city of about 36,000 was called "The Sandbagging Capital of the World" during World War II. Shoppers spend about $40 million shopping in this community annually.
Pharr, TX – This community was named for Henry Newton Pharr and was built on land he controlled under his Louisiana–Rio Grande Sugar Company and the Louisiana–Rio Grande Canal Company. This community that had about 70,000 residents in 2010 is one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. The city is home to the 300-acre Pharr Produce District, and it is also the second-busiest U.S. port for produce entering the United States from Mexico.
Big Bend National Park is a wonderful place to go kayaking on the Rio Grande River. Santa Elena is one popular option, and most people spend three days on this kayaking trip. Another popular option is floating the Wild and Scenic Rio Grande River on this 193-mile journey through Mariscal and the Boquillas Lower Canyons. You can find many other activities in this park, including biking, hiking, fishing, and climbing.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a fabulous place to go hiking. While there are options for wilderness hikes, there are many developed hiking trails that you may want to take. The McKittrick Canyon and Pine Springs areas are lovely in the fall. Consider a hike in the Salt Basin to see this unique ecosystem and animals. Hiking in the Frijole Ranch area allows you to see glimpses of early farming homesteads.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a terrific place to go caving. You can ride the elevator down to the bottom of the cave or choose to use the natural entrance. The Big Room at this cave is the largest known chamber of any cave in North America. Check with park staff because park rangers often hold bat viewing and stargazing programs. This is also a unique place to go hiking.
Falcon State Park is a terrific place to go fishing in the 84,000-acre Falcon International Reservoir fed by the Rio Grande River. This park's 2.8 miles of trails are a terrific place to go bird-watching.
Mustang Island State Park is a great option for a beach day. You can swim and surf at this state park. Grab your fishing pole and kayak to follow the 20-mile-long Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail because the shallow water is often a great place to catch fish.
Another great option for fishing is the 18,256-acre lake at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. Experts have spotted over 200 species of birds at this state park. Kayaks and paddleboards are available to rent.
While you are in McAllen, you will want to see the Forest Sculpture Trail. This trail begins at the Archway Entrance to the Quinta Mazatlan. Along its 0.5-mile course are 25 bronze statues of forest animals found in the surrounding area, including a coyote, white-tailed deer, Harris hawk, and black-tailed jackrabbit.
When you are looking for campgrounds near Alamo, consider options near McAllen and Edinburg. The family-owned Valley Gateway RV Park is near Linn-San Manuel, Texas, and has been a favorite with many campers since opening in 1984. Another favorite is McAllen Mobile Home Park, where you will find lots of planned activities, but you are always free to relax by the swimming pool. Mission Bell-Trade Winds in Mission is a great option for Winter Texans.
There are fantastic RV dump stations in Texas. You can find them at Casa del Valle, Alamo Recreation Vehicle Park, and Alamo Paradise Acres in Alamo. Pilot Flying J Travel Plaza and Love's Convenience store in Edinburg also have them.
If you are a Winter Texan or just love visiting this area often, consider McAllen-Edinburg RV storage facilities. In Pharr, The Best Little Warehouse in Texas offers indoor storage rooms up to 20 feet wide and 30 feet long. Move It Storage in Alamo offers outdoor parking areas up to 35 feet long. Also, in Alamo, Just a Closet offers interior storage up to 30 feet long and 10 feet wide.
Motorhomes are divided into Class A, B, and C vehicles. On average expect to pay $185 per night for Class A, $149 per night for Class B and $179 per night for Class C. Towable RVs include 5th Wheel, Travel Trailers, Popups, and Toy Hauler. On average, in Alamo, TX, the 5th Wheel trailer starts at $70 per night. Pricing for the Travel Trailer begins at $60 per night, and the Popup Trailer starts at $65 per night.Do you need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Alamo?
Yes. The minimum age is 25 to be eligible to get an RV Rental in Alamo from RVshare.Does RVshare have emergency roadside assistance?
Yes. Every RV rental booked through RVshare receives 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.Does RVshare offer one way RV rentals in Alamo?
Yes. Prior to renting any RV, check with the owner since not all will offer this particular option.