Destination guide

The tranquil area of Brownsville awaits your stay

The area's museums and entertainment are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Brownsville. This relaxing city is known for its shopping, zoo and restaurants. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Brownsville

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Brownsville has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark (23.9 mi / 38.5 km)
  • Gladys Porter Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Bobz World (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • South Padre Island Golf Club (18.6 mi / 30 km)
  • Treasure Hills Golf Club (21.5 mi / 34.5 km)
  • Long Island Village Golf Course (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Brownsville

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 94°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Brownsville

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Brownsville is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Brownsville Sports Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Boca Chica State Park (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)
  • Harlingen Soccer Complex (22 mi / 35.4 km)
  • Brazos Island State Park (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)
  • Victor Park (23.2 mi / 37.3 km)
  • Isla Blanca Park (24.1 mi / 38.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Brownsville

Fly into Brownsville, TX (BRO-Brownsville-South Padre Island Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Matamoros, Tamaulipas (MAM-General Servando Canales Intl.), which is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Brownsville?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,974 vacation rentals near Brownsville. From 318 Houses to 1,479 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brownsville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Brownsville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Brownsville. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site: 167 vacation rentals
  • Historic Brownsville Museum: 86 vacation rentals
  • University of Texas at Brownsville: 82 vacation rentals
  • Valley Baptist Medical Center: 86 vacation rentals
  • Gladys Porter Zoo: 88 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brownsville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brownsville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 318 Houses in Brownsville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brownsville include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,479 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 102 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brownsville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,719 vacation rentals with pool available in Brownsville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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