The City of Brownsville offers a wide range of entertainment and activities for visitors. With almost limitless beaches, beautiful golf courses, museums and galleries, a world-class zoo, and plentiful shopping, Brownsville attracts travelers from all over the world. With a comfortable sub-tropical climate, you can enjoy Brownsville year-round.
The Gladys Porter Zoo features over 1500 animal species, and the city has abundant historic sites and national wildlife preserves. Birders and hikers will enjoy the Sabal Palm Audubon Sanctuary. Beach-goers will be wowed by the pristine undeveloped Boca Chica Beach east of town where birding, surf casting, dolphin viewing, and shelling are popular pursuits. Just north of town, the 45,000-acre Laguna Atacoasa National Wildlife Refuge offers plentiful trails where you can spot ocelots, alligators, birds, armadillos, and the endangered jaguarondi. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge in the upper Rio Grande Valley is famous for its birding opportunities.
The Port of Brownsville is a paradise for sportsmen. Fishers can charter boats for deep-sea ocean fishing or stay inland in fresh waters. Hunters find plentiful opportunities to bag White-winged and Mourning Doves in sunflower fields starting in September.
The city is also full of biking and hiking trails. The Port of Brownsville is a great spot for golfing. With seven challenging golf courses and many more available, golfers can test their skills at affordable rates.
Visitors can take guided or custom tours led by experienced and entertaining hosts, and Mexico is just steps away from downtown. Festivals and events display the Spanish and Mexican heritage of the area throughout the year.