South Padre Island/Harlingen, Texas

Flights to Harlingen arrive at Valley International Airport (HRL). Its central point in South Texas makes access to South Padre Island, McAllen - Mission, Brownsville, and many other cities easy and convenient. Not far to the south runs the Rio Grande River, designating the U.S. / Mexican border, so Mexican culture, language, and tradition infuse these southern towns and cities. 

Flights to Harlingen/South Texas are seasonal, offered November - April via Minneapolis/St. Paul (dates may vary).

Why Go To South Padre Island/Harlingen

The cities near and along the South Texas Gulf Coast, including Harlingen, McAllen, and South Padre Island, are rich in history, culture, and nature just waiting to be discovered. Whether looking to escape the cold of a Midwest winter or explore a new stretch of undeveloped beach, a vacation to South Texas promises all of this and more — you’re sure to enjoy plenty of good food, good weather, and inspiring outdoor adventure.

Who Should Go

Nature Lovers

South Texas is dotted with wildlife refuges, nature trails, coastal beaches, and hundreds of native species living in protected habitats.

History Buffs

Those interested in World War II and U.S. Air Force history will find Harlingen’s museums and memorials of particular interest. 


The beach on South Padre Island, along with the Gladys Porter Zoo and Brownsville Children’s Museum, are sure to keep families busy and entertained.

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