In case you missed the memo, the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas is the place to winter this year…and every year after that. This Valley girl might be a little biased (with McAllen having been my home for…ouch…more than 40 years), but I assure you that once people come to the Rio Grande Valley, they’re hooked.
I’ll admit, it’s a drive, and once you get south of San Antonio, it’s a bit dull at that. But when you start seeing palm trees dotting the expressway, you know you’re close. And trust me, it’s well worth the drive. The difference between South Texas and other winter destinations is that WE want you here. In addition to the palm trees, you’ll see signs that read ‘Welcome Home Winter Texans.’ We hate to see you leave and can hardly wait for you to get back.
We have welcome parties, discounts, special interest publications, and websites dedicated to making your winter experience a great one. In a focus group with Winter-Texan participants a few years back, equally as important as our warm weather and low cost of living is the friendliness of our people. Again, it’s because WE want you here! The Winter-Texan community has made us who we are, and we are forever grateful for your support of our region and your significant impact on our economy.
Sure, there are a number of destinations from which to choose every winter. But I challenge you to find one as accommodating, friendly, and affordable as South Texas.
Let us show you some real Texas hospitality this winter!
We’re just connecting the dots,
Kristi Collier is a McAllen native who loves to share her passion for the area with others. Her company, Welcome Home RGV caters to the Winter & Converted Texan market through their events, activities, special interest publications and more. For more information, call the Welcome Home RGV office at 956-687-5115, visit www.welcomehomergv.com or visit on facebook at facebook.com/whrgv and facebook.com/wintertexan.