In the picturesque Rio Grande Valley, the Americana RV Resort MHP is a popular base for birders wanting to explore the surrounding wildlife refuges and reserves. It’s a seniors-only (55+) resort and is just a stone’s throw from the cultural and historical museums of McAllen and Edinburg.RV camping at the Americana RV Resort MHP includes access to more than 150 full hookup RV sites, with 30 or 50-amp electrical connections. Many of the sites can accommodate big rigs and offer cable TV and Wi-Fi connections. Campers can take advantage of the clean bathrooms, restrooms, and laundry facilities or pick up essentials at the on-site store. Recreational facilities at the Americana RV Resort MHP include a swimming pool, hot tub, and a game room where you can mingle with other guests.
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Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.
Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.
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Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.
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Camping at the Americana RV Resort MHP is ideal for exploring the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, which lies just five minutes’ drive away. It serves as the headquarters for the World Birding Center, an organization that manages a group of nine parks and nature preserves in the valley. Encompassing 764 acres, the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park provides a sanctuary for several hundred bird species, as well as more than 250 butterflies, rare ocelots, and jaguarundis.If you follow the Rio Grande east towards the Gulf Coast, you’ll eventually arrive at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. It features a unique setting at the meeting point of subtropical wetlands, the Chihuahuan Desert, and the Gulf Coast and was established in 1943 to provide habitat for migratory bird species. Around 400 bird species have been recorded within its bounds, including osprey, broad-winged hawks, and blue-winged teals. The Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge features several observation towers and elevated walkways to aid in wildlife watching while the walking trails are a good option for those wanting to see some of the 300 butterfly species found here.A 90-minute drive from the Americana RV Resort MHP is the 98,000-acre Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, which overlooks a body of water framed by South Padre Island. The refuge supports large numbers of endangered and threatened species. Stop in at the visitor center to learn about the northern aplomado falcons that were captive-bred and reintroduced to the area in the 1980s and see what ranger-led activities are currently taking place.
The RV campsites at the Americana RV Resort MHP are ten minutes' drive from the center of Mission, where you’ll find several supermarkets for stocking up on groceries. There are also plenty of gas stations in the immediate vicinity if you need to fill up your RV rental and a wide selection of eateries that include bakeries, a chicken restaurant, and a place that specializes in tamales.Continue driving east and you’ll arrive in McAllen, which is home to the International Museum of Art & Science. It features a diverse range of exhibits, including Latin American artworks, antique stained glass windows, and images taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. If you’re traveling with kids, there’s a dedicated children’s space and a science-themed playground, as well as a peaceful sculpture garden. After your visit, stop in at the McAllen Heritage Center to delve into the city’s history in a 1930's post office building.Also in McAllen is the McAllen Nature Center, which was established in 1962 as a botanical garden with a focus on palms. It now encompasses 33 acres of native thorn scrub habitat that’s planted with species from around the globe and can be explored along the 1.6-mile walking trail. Another destination that’s popular with green thumbs is the Quinta Mazatlan, a Spanish Revival estate that’s beautifully landscaped with tropical gardens and surrounded by bird-filled woodlands.If you drive north of McAllen, you’ll arrive in the city of Edinburg that serves as the seat of Hidalgo County. You can learn about the people and events that have shaped the region at the Museum of South Texas History, which occupies three large buildings overlooking the city’s main square. Marvel at its prehistoric dinosaurs and ice age mammoth, then learn about the cultural traditions of the Coahuiltecan Indians. The museum also has exhibits detailing the events that took place here during the Civil War years and the Mexican Revolution, not to mention a well-stocked museum store where you can pick up South Texas history books.Whether you want to birdwatch in the wildlife refuges along the Rio Grande or discover the rich history of South Texas, book an RV rental in Hidalgo County and start planning your visit.
What type of RV should I choose?
Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.
You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.
Do the RVs have bathrooms?
Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.
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