With its location right along the U.S. – Mexico border, Mission, Texas, is a city rich in history, culture and tradition. Just over 80,000 residents are happy to call this vibrant city home, so what’s the draw? There’s a lot to Mission that you might not know.
Art & Culture
There’s plenty for art aficionados to see in Mission, from galleries and museums, to public art accessible for all. The Nuevo Santander Gallery features Old West and Mexican fine art and collectables, while the International Museum of Art & Science features beautiful stained glass and rustic pottery.
The La Plaza Mall is the go-to shopping hotspot for people in the Rio Grande Valley. Plan to spend some time browsing the aisles at Cantu’s Antique & Thrift Shop, where you’ll find unique gifts, accent furniture and artwork. Check out Victoria’s Accessories, too, for one-of-a-kind jewelry, handbags and hats.
Outdoors & Recreation
The Mission Hike & Bike Trail is popular among residents who want to get out in the fresh air for some exercise. The round trip journey is 10 miles, so make sure to bring some water.
If you want to explore the Rio Grande River, take a trip on the Riverside Dreamer River Tour. You’ll cruise by some beautiful, historic homes and native wildlife.
Expect to experience the best in authentic Mexican cuisine at the eateries around Mission, Texas. For a true mom-and-pop experience, head to Diaz Diner for tasty beef fajitas or botana platter. The tamales at Tamales y Mas will melt in your mouth, and the traditional mole sauce is decadent on everything from enchiladas to huevos rancheros.
If you’re in the mood for some healthy, fresh greens, try Greens & Lemons. This restaurant focuses on healthy Mediterranean flavors, like hummus, stuffed grape leaves and vegetarian dishes.
For some top-tapping Latin American music and dancing, make your way to Havana Club Bar & Grill. There’s live music on most nights and you can show off your salsa dancing skills. Have two left feet? Head to this hotspot on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night to take some dance lessons from the pros.
Not in the mood to get your groove on? No worries — there are plenty of other great watering holes in Mission. There’s just something about a good dive bar, and fans of this casual setting love the Ice House Bar. The atmosphere is casual and staff is friendly, so you’ll soon feel right at home.
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