Things To Do In Harlingen

Up to 67% Off at CrossFit Brownsville

Brownsville

$135 $49

Coaches ease participants into the CrossFit system of high-intensity functional movements with the three-day beginner's Fundamentals course

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp or Personal-Training Sessions

Brownsville

$150 $49

Burn calories and tone physiques through high-energy boot camps or personal-training sessions designed around individual goals

Up to 42% Off Water-Sports Package for 2 or 4

SPI Water Sports

$233 $139

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Revelers tour the waters surrounding South Padre Island during one-hour Wave Runner tours and explore subsea-scapes during snorkel tours

61% Off Boot Camp or CrossFit at Alpha Fit

Edinburg

$100 $39

CrossFit and boot camp both employ high-intensity methods to quickly reshape bodies within the span of a four-week session

Up to 50% Off Fitness Classes

McAllen

$48 $24

Clients mix-and-match classes, choosing from Pilates, spinning, Zumba, or several styles of yoga

63% Off at Gold's Gym McAllen

McAllen

$80 $30

Gym members enjoy the full range of gym amenities, including high-tech equipment

Up to 57% Off Piloxing Classes at V-Fit Studio

McAllen

$50 $25

Piloxing classes fuse boxing, Pilates, and dance into one fat-burning, high-energy workout

66% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

McAllen

$55.99 $19

Classes torch calories and boost endurance, while imparting basic self-defense moves from jabs and hooks to precise kicks

Up to 56% Off Roller Skating

McAllen

$6.75 $3

Family-run roller-skating rink and fun center offers open skating sessions and private events, including parties and field trips

50% Off Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Team Tiger Martial Arts

McAllen

$40 $20

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Instructors lead exercisers through punches and kicks to the beat of energizing dance tunes in high-impact cardio-kickboxing classes

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Cottonwood Creek Country Club & Golf Course has tested the mettle of south Texas golfers for more than 20 years on its nine-hole, par 27 course that stretches along 1,245 manicured yards. Each round of golf ($9/person) challenges golfers with fast, tight play over undulating bent-grass greens and fairways, perfect for practicing your short game and modeling new plaid knickers. Golfers traverse the course on carts ($6/person) to successive par 3 holes, including the signature hole No. 5, a formidable 175 yards that challenges golfers with a scenic tee shot over a rolling stream. A year-round average of 74 degrees washes gentle warmth over the course and ensures that even if golfers have a subpar game, they still get plenty of the sun’s friendly vitamin-D-filled rays.

1001 South Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen,
TX
US

Partake in various photographic opportunities and real-time eye-pleasures for a full calendar year with a family membership, which covers two adults and all children 18 and under in the household. In addition to unlimited admission, members receive a variety of benefits, including admission to more than 100 other affiliate zoos nationwide, free parking, and discounts on a menagerie of zoo-wide affairs. The Gladys Porter Zoo is an intimate oasis that lodges more than 350 species of animals and more than 200 species of plants. Animal fans can saunter through four geographically-partitioned parks, which feature interactive opportunities such as giraffe feeding and free-style rap battling the reptiles. Other popular spots include the butterfly and bug exhibit, and a free-flight aviary where South American birds soar freely through the air. The recently opened South Texas Botanical Exhibit & Park provides plant-based entertainment complete with a playground and trees with animals mysteriously carved into their tender, bark-based underbellies.

500 E Ringgold St
Brownsville,
TX
US

Situated on the shores of Laguna Madre, South Padre Island Golf Club spans 6,931 yards of coastal, palm-tree-lined terrain. Though the seaside locale affords aces a veritable bunkerful of picturesque vistas, ocean winds and hole-hugging water hazards demand precise drives, pinpoint approaches, and earplugs to guard against caddying sirens. The course’s challenging nature is tempered by five different tee options, making the links surmountable for developing divoteers but still engaging for workaday wedge wizards. Steer your included, obedient golf cart right along the coast on holes three through eight and gawk at the South Padre Island skyline, or reenact the most memorable events from the Texas Senior Open, which was previously hosted by the course. The club also houses a practice driving range, putting green, and a short-game area for testing windmill-thwarting mini-golf approaches.

1 Ocelot Trail Rd
Laguna Vista,
TX
US

Around the globe, each of Gracie Barra's more than 300 schools shares a common curriculum: Brazilian jiu jitsu. The school's instructors instill the traditional martial art throughout the world, venturing beyond Brazil to nearly every continent on Earth. At the McAllen branch, the instructors possess the same International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation certifications as their colleagues across the globe, and call on their training in the Gracie Barra curriculum to teach the martial-arts technique to all ages and experience levels. Additionally, they schedule programs such as muay thai and women's fight-fitness classes that incorporate self-defense tactics for beating up unwanted calories.

2451 Pablo Kisel Boulevard
Brownsville,
TX
US

When Daniel Bryant founded Breakaway Cruises in 1995, the tour company had a fleet of one—a dolphin watch boat, the Xcape. Nowadays, the Xcape is still bringing tourists face-to-face with live dolphins, but it no longer works alone. Gliding behind one of the new parasailing boats, aquatic adventurers rise up to 600 feet above the waves without having to harness a flying fish to each shoe. Meanwhile, fishermen can seek out sand trout, redfish, and speckled trout aboard assorted fishing boats. Jet skis round out the fleet, along with a second dolphin watch boat.

1 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island,
TX
US

Prehistoric plants and animal fossils, native people and European colonization exhibits, and a steamboat replica are but a few of the fascinating displays to see at MOSTH. For almost 40 years the Museum has chronicled the heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico, preserving its rich history.

200 N Closner Blvd
Edinburg,
TX
US