Enjoy a Weekend Down in Del Rio

Del Rio, a town of about 35,000 residents in southwest Texas, is an exciting and often overlooked travel destination. Located just across the border from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, Del Rio, also known as the Spinach Capital of the World, is home to Laughlin Air Force Base, a vibrant arts scene and stunning natural areas. It rarely dips below freezing in the winter in Del Rio, making this spot ideal for year-round vacationing.

There are more than a few great activities to enjoy while you spend a day, or a weekend, in Del Rio, Texas, Hollywood Icon Jessica Alba’s hometown. Whether you are wanting time with nature, to learn about local history or to explore the local art scene, you’re sure to find something to enjoy in this unique border town.

Five fun things to do in Del Rio, Texas

  1. Sip a glass of vino at Texas’ oldest continuously operating winery, Val Verde Winery. Stop by the tasting room Tuesday through Sunday for a sip and to enjoy the lush greenery at this gorgeous family-owned spot that started in 1883. If you fall in love with the wine (and you will!), you can join their wine club and get the bottles you desire delivered straight to your door.
  2. Step back in time at the Whitehead Memorial Museum, a small frontier village in Del Rio. Since 1962, this museum has been giving visitors a glimpse of what life was like the area in the 19th Visitors can take in a livery stable, view local art, step inside a real caboose, tour a log cabin and so much more at this great spot that makes history come to life.
  3. Take in cave drawings and connect with nature at Seminole Canyon State Park. For the complete experience, consider taking a ranger-lead tour of the canyon area that will show you some of the coolest rock art in the state of Texas. You’ll enjoy walking, hiking and fresh air while you learn about what some of the drawings mean and who left them during this interesting day excursion.
  4. Splash around at San Felipe Springs. The third largest springs in Texas, San Felipe Springs is perfect for swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and more. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day in the Texas sunshine with your travel companions here. In the colder months, you can take a walk along the San Felipe Creek and enjoy the crystal-clear waters.
  5. Support local art at The Firehouse Gallery. This spot offers a little of everything, from performances to art classes and culinary classes to dance. If you are visiting Del Rio on the first Friday of any month, you can check out the First Friday Art Walk where Firehouse pairs with other local galleries to promote local art and artists. Fun and creativity await.

Southwest Texas lodging

Just about 1.5 hours from Del Rio you’ll find Parkview Riverside RV, a great spot to call home for a week or a weekend in Concan, Texas. Nestled along the Frio River, Parkview offers up guests an ideal location for a number of day trips and activities, such as a trip to Del Rio. Parkview in itself is a fabulous destination next to Garner State Park where guests can explore the natural area as well as the river. Happy travels!


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