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Harlingen is a city located in the Rio Grande Valley in the southern tip of Texas. It's only about 30 miles from the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population of Harlingen was 64,849 residents. Harlingen is situated at a strategic location at the intersection of U.S. Route 77 and U.S. Route 83. In 1904, a Mr. Lon C. Hill founded the town on the north bank of the Arroyo Colorado and named it Harlingen, after a city in the Netherlands. At first, the local economy was supported by agriculture, with vegetables and cotton being the major crops. Between 1950 and 1960, the population of Harlingen jumped from 23,000 to 41,000 due to the installation of Harlingen Army Air Field, and later Harlingen Air Force Base, which closed in 1962. By the late 1980s, tourism and citrus fruit production were the major industries in town. Harlingen offers a variety of unique shops and galleries that feature hand-made jewelry, gifts, antiques and Mexican art and crafts. Harlingen is also home to the Rio Grande Valley White Wings, a United Baseball League Minor League Team, and Valley Race Park, a racetrack for Greyhound dogs. Harlingen's Hugh Ramsey Nature Park contains a World Birding Center and extensive hiking/walking trails. Work is underway on a large visitors' center in the park that will feature a gift shop, observation tower and meeting rooms.

Surrounding areas: Arroyo City, Texas (18.7 mi), Laguna Vista, Texas (25.9 mi), Port Mansfield, Texas (30.3 mi), Port Isabel, Texas (31.3 mi), McAllen, Texas (33.1 mi), South Padre Island, Texas (33.2 mi)

Harlingen Vacation Rentals

Harlingen Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Casa Villa Suites4317 South Expy 83Harlingen, TX (956) 412-1500
Comfort Inn406 N Expy 77Harlingen, TX (956) 412-7771
Country Inn & Suites Harlingen3825 South Expy 83Harlingen, TX (956) 428-0043
Courtyard By Marriott1725 West Filmore AveHarlingen, TX (956) 412-7800
Hampton Inn And Suites1202 N Ed Carey DrHarlingen, TX (956) 428-9800
Holiday Inn Express Harlingen501 South P StHarlingen, TX (956) 428-9292
Howard Johnson6779 West Expy 83Harlingen, TX (800) 425-7080
La Quinta Inn #2558 Harlingen1002 S Exprwy 83Harlingen, TX (956) 428-6888
Motel 6 #0210 Harlingen224 S US Expy 77Harlingen, TX (956) 421-4200
Ramada LTD4401 S Expy 83Harlingen, TX (956) 425-1333
Rodeway Inn Harlingen1821 W TylerHarlingen, TX ( ) -
Super 8 Motel Harlingen1115 S Expy 83Harlingen, TX (956) 412-8873
Super 8 Motel1202 North Main StLa Fgria, TX8.4 mi.(956) 797-0200
Days Inn1990 W Hwy 83Mercedes, TX13.8 mi.(800) 666-9871
La Quinta Inn Olmito/Brownsville8280 North ExpyOlmito, TX15.4 mi.(956) 350-8855
Knights Inn & Suites906 W Ocean BlvdLos Fresnos, TX15.5 mi.(956) 233-1133
Best Western Palm Aire Hotel & Suites415 S International BlvdWeslaco, TX16.5 mi.(956) 969-2411
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites421 S International BlvdWeslaco, TX16.5 mi.(956) 973-2222
Residence Inn By Marriott3975 North ExpyBrownsville, TX17.6 mi.(956) 350-8100
Days Inn - Weslaco3021 E Expwy 83Weslaco, TX18.4 mi.(956) 447-8088
Fairfield Inn And Suites Weslaco1005 Fairfield Blvd At Expy 83Weslaco, TX18.4 mi.(956) 968-6700
Holiday Inn Express1702 E Expy 83Weslaco, TX18.4 mi.(956) 969-9920
Weslaco Executive Inn3021 E Expy 83Weslaco, TX18.4 mi.(800) 826-3597
Staybridge Suites - Brownsville2900 Pablo Kisel BlvdBrownsville, TX19.6 mi.(956) 504-9500
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites450 S Expy 77Raymondville, TX20.8 mi.(956) 689-5900
Best Western Executive Inn118 N Expy 77Raymondville, TX20.8 mi.(956) 689-4141
Super 8 Motel-donna2005 E Expwy 83Donna, TX22.1 mi.(956) 461-2226
Howard Johnson Inn3280 Boca Chica BlvdBrownsville, TX22.5 mi.(956) 554-9090
America's Best Value Inn825 N Expy 83Brownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 504-3331
Courtyard By Marriott - Brownsville3955 N Expy 77/83Brownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 350-4600
Days Inn715 N ExpyBrownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 541-2201
Hampton Inn & Suites3000 North Expy 77/83Brownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 548-0005
Hawthorn Suites3759 N ExpyBrownsville, TX23.5 mi.(800) 527-1133
Holiday Inn Express Hotel1985 N ExpyBrownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 550-0666
La Quinta Brownsville55 Sam Perl BlvdBrownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 546-0381
La Quinta Inn & Suites5051 N ExpwyBrownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 350-2118
Motel 6 #03482255 N ExpyBrownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 546-4699
Red Roof Inn - Brownsville2377 N Expy 83Brownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 504-2300
Sheraton Inn Plaza Royale3777 N ExprwyBrownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 350-9191
Travelers Inn Brownsville2377 N Exprwy 83Brownsville, TX23.5 mi.(956) 504-2300

Harlingen Weather & Climate

The southern tip of Texas has a semi-arid climate. This region is the southernmost tip of the American Great Plains Region. Subtropical forests line the Rio Grande River, and ranches dominate the landscape inland. Summers are generally hot and dry but at times can be humid if winds come off the warmer Gulf of Mexico. Rain is more abundant in the coastal regions than inland. Occasionally in winter a strong front can come through, bringing light snow at sea level. The winters in the inland region are cold and dry as Arctic sweeps downward. Snow is a rare occurrence due to the lack of humidity in winter. Tornadoes can occur in this region, but less frequent than in other parts of the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 68°F 48°F 1.52 in. -
February 72°F 51°F 1.83 in. -
March 79°F 57°F 1.24 in. -
April 83°F 63°F 2.37 in. -
May 88°F 70°F 2.72 in. -
June 92°F 73°F 2.93 in. -
July 94°F 74°F 1.81 in. -
August 94°F 74°F 2.92 in. -
September 91°F 71°F 5.07 in. -
October 85°F 64°F 2.94 in. -
November 77°F 57°F 1.38 in. -
December 70°F 50°F 1.40 in. -

Harlingen Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Valley International airport (HRL) located about 3 miles northeast of Harlingen, the Port Isabel Cameron County airport (PIL) located approximately 21 miles east of Harlingen in Port Isabel, Texas, the Brownsville South Padre Island International airport (BRO) located roughly 25 miles southeast of Harlingen in Brownsville, Texas, and finally the Mc Allen Miller International airport (MFE) located around 33 miles west of Harlingen in Mcallen, Texas.

Harlingen Attractions

Golf Courses
Cottonwood Creek Golf CourseHarlingenTX 
Tony Butler Golf CourseHarlingenTX 
Treasure Hills Country ClubHarlingenTX 
Lantana Golf ClubLantanaTX7.8 mi.
Llano Grande Golf CourseMercedesTX13.7 mi.
Mid Valley Golf CourseMercedesTX13.7 mi.
Tierra Santa Golf ClubWeslacoTX18.4 mi.
Village Executive Golf CourseWeslacoTX18.4 mi.
Raymondville Municipal Golf CourseRaymondvilleTX20.7 mi.
Brownsville Golf & Recreation CenterBrownsvilleTX23.8 mi.
Ft Brown Municipal Golf CourseBrownsvilleTX23.8 mi.
Valley International Country ClubBrownsvilleTX23.8 mi.
South Padre Island Golf ClubLaguna VistaTX26.0 mi.
Ebony Golf CourseEdinburgTX29.7 mi.
Los Lagos Golf ClubEdinburgTX29.7 mi.
Monte Cristo Golf & Country ClubEdinburgTX29.7 mi.
Tierra Del Sol Golf ClubPharrTX30.0 mi.
State Parks
Texas State ParkTX31.9 mi. 
International Museum of Art and ScienceMcallenTX33.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Gladys Porter ZooBrownsvilleTX23.5 mi.
Texas State AquariumCorpus ChristiTX112.8 mi.

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