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Area Description

Located right in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, about 250 miles south of San Antonio, lies a tight knit community of friends, family and children. In the winter, we happily embrace the thousands of Winter Texans that call Mission their temporary home. With warm winters and warm people, why wouldn’t they?

Mission has a little bit of everything for everyone. Close enough to the hustle and bustle of a bigger city, but far enough from the harsh cold winters most are trying to escape. While Mission has over 80,000 permanent residents, our community caters to those looking for a sunny alternative to blizzards, snow shovels and tire chains. We look forward to another season full of fun loving, adventure seekers who also want to just kick up their feet and enjoy a margarita right on the calm waters of the Rio Grande. There is never a shortage of activities to do, places to visit or delicious Tex-Mex food to eat.

In addition to some of the world’s most incredible sunsets, Mission offers some of the most spectacular locations for birding and butterfly watching on earth! The Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park/World Birding Center and the National Butterfly Center have created havens for the special species unique to the area, and invite birders and naturalists to their sites by offering viewing stations, watching towers, interpretive centers, and various programs. Come discover Mission, Texas!

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Mission is a place where simple activities become rich and enjoyable experiences. With it’s wide variety of outdoor recreation, such as kayaking, canoeing, biking and golfing at one of our four premier golf courses and world class nature attractions.

Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy fishing, hunting, mountain biking, paintball and boating. Mission is your best choice to shop, dine, play and stay.

Cultural Activities

For those who enjoy the tranquility of nature, immerse yourself in a field of endangered wildflowers and over 300 species of butterflies found locally. Bask in the bountiful harvest of grapefruits and oranges from the lush, sub-tropical Greater Mission area. Home to the National Butterfly Center and the World Birding Center, with over 500+ species of birds, Mission is one of the top bird and butterfly watching regions in the world.

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Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  49.0  59.5  70.0  1.0 "  0.0 "
 Feb  53.0  63.5  74.0  1.2 "  0.0 "
 Mar  58.0  69.5  81.0  0.9 "  0.0 "
 Apr  65.0  75.5  86.0  1.4 "  0.0 "
 May  71.0  80.5  90.0  2.1 "  0.0 "
 Jun  75.0  85.0  95.0  2.4 "  0.0 "
 Jul  76.0  86.0  96.0  1.6 "  0.0 "
 Aug  77.0  87.0  97.0  1.6 "  0.0 "
 Sep  73.0  83.0  93.0  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  66.0  76.5  87.0  1.9 "  0.0 "
 Nov  57.0  68.0  79.0  0.9 "  0.0 "
 Dec  50.0  60.5  71.0  0.9 "  0.0 "

Spring temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 60's. Summer temperatures are hot with averages in the mid 80's and highs in the mid 90's. Nights are warm with lows in the mid 70's. Fall temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the mid 60's. Winter temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's.

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