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.


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)

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Brownsville, TX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,999 vacation rentals around Brownsville. From 316 house rentals to 1,503 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Brownsville?

Nothing compares to the feeling of sand between your toes and the sound of whistling ocean breezes. It's time to muster your pals for some spirited beach action. Vrbo has 889 beachside vacation rentals. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options here include:

  • 813 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 805 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 735 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Brownsville?

A condo is great if you're the kind of traveler who likes to have room to spread out. With the conveniences of home, it'll offer the perfect respite after an awesome day of sightseeing. In this destination, Vrbo has 1,522 to pick from. Book now and you could part with as little as $36 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after rental options, like:

  • House: 329 vacation homes. Prices start from $50 per night.
  • Townhome: 93 vacation homes. Prices start from $103 per night.
  • Apartment: 45 vacation homes. Prices start from $84 per night.

Can I stay in Brownsville in a large group?

Vacations with your loved ones can be oodles of fun, especially when you're staying under the same roof somewhere new! If you'll be traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help out. The top choice for large groups here are condo vacation homes, and we have 736 available. Around this area, the rental properties that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can house 6 guests? We have 877 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just $36 per night.
  • After a vacation rental for 8 people? We have 505 that will work well. Prices start from $91 per night.
  • Hunting down vacation rentals to suit 10 guests? You'll be pleased to know we have 117 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just $125 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your sister and all your buddies to Brownsville.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Brownsville?

Tight hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Explore our thrifty rentals today and ensure everybody in your group has room to move. You'll come across heaps of deals to brag about in The Shores. The average price in this amazing area is $171 a night, and you'll have as many as 91 rentals to select from.

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