- Our list of the best things to do in Brownsville, Texas, features the top 58 nearby activities — including 24 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Brownsville, TX has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 21 things to do within the city of Brownsville, TX , followed by 29 popular activities in nearby cities, including South Padre Island, Harlingen and Pueblo
76% 84 votes
5801 Padre Blvd, TX MoreLess Info
Rental equipment is offered at Parrot Eyes Watersports, including kayaks, jet skis, snorkel gear, and banana boats.The company also provides a variety of activities in the area like fishing tours and dolphing watching.
92% 759 votes
6801 Padre Blvd., TX MoreLess Info
Known as the Rio Grande Valley's premier location for bird watching, South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center has 5 bird blinds. The center provides tours and opportunities to see bird life up close.
A facility run completely on donations, Sea Turtle, Inc. is a rescue center where injured sea turtles are rehabilitated before being returned to sea. Visitors can watch a presentation, visit the shop and witness turtles being released.
Located on the edge of a barrier island, World Birding Center offers a location to view birds migrating from Central America. Endangered species like the Peregrine Falcon can sometimes be spotted at this location.
100% 2 votes
6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597 MoreLess Info
Located on 50-acres of land, the South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center is a convention center that is home to a number of different bird species. Natural habitats that are represented in the center include dune meadows and salt marshes.
95% 1768 votes
6617 Padre Blvd., TX 78597 MoreLess Info
Educating the public about marine turtle species for several years, it is Sea Turtle, Inc.'s mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release sea turtles that have been injured. The program offers tours and introductions to the friendly sea turtles being cared for.
91% 555 votes
Padre Boulevard, TX 78597 MoreLess Info
Horse lovers will appreciate a visit to Island Equestrian Center. Guided horseback rides along the beach are a favorite, and no previous experience is necessary. Guests can also rent ATVs.
100% 113 votes
6900 Padre Blvd, TX 78597 MoreLess Info
Skydive South Padre Island offers skydiving. They specialize in Tandem Skydives and are open year round. Skydive South Padre Island sells skydiving equipment. Videos and photographs, of a patron's skydive, is available for purchase.
75% 48 votes
7300 N. Padre, TX 78597 MoreLess Info
Andy Bowie Park is located along the northern end of South Padre Island and features a wide range of outdoor activities like a nature trail, wade fishing, windsurfing areas, and bird watching. Groups can also rent facilities at the park for beach parties.
90% 92 votes
TX MoreLess Info
The Laguna Madre Nature Trail on South Padre Island is a destination for those who like peaceful walks and spotting local wildlife. Visitors can collect shells, take pictures, and enjoy the sound of crashing waves on the relaxing walk.