Edinburg is in the South Texas Plains and was originally called Chapin before its name took on a variation of the capital of Scotland. It is the county seat of Hidalgo County and also the home of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. For the tourists, there's an interesting museum and wetland reserve.
You'll find Edinburg just north of McAllen along I-69C. In fact, their boundaries are essentially coterminous.
- Valley Metro is a public transit service for Edinburg and other Valley areas.
- 1 Museum of South Texas History, 200 N Closner Blvd, ☏ . Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Showcases the history of the Rio Grande Valley, from way back to the age of the dinos, then indigenous habitation and European colonization up to modern times. $9 Adult, $6 Student/Senior, $5 Child, free before Noon on Sa.
- 1 Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center, 714 S Raul Longoria Rd, ☏ . M-Sa 7AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Here find some trails to bring out the inner ornithologist in you, or try to make the most of it because it's only 40 acres.
- 2 UTRGV Performing Arts Complex, West University Drive (on southeast side of UTRGV campus), ☏ . Mariachi bands and all sorts of good things perform here.
- 1 Taco Palenque Trenton, Shoppes At Rio Grande Valley, 409 E Trenton Rd, ☏ . A popular taco stand, with burritos and fideo too.
- 1 Executive Inn-Edinburg, 2006 S Closner Blvd, ☏ . Outdoor pool and light breakfast. $65 (Jan 2022).
- 2 HomeStay Inn & Suites, 2737 South Bus, S U.S. Hwy 281, ☏ . $68 (Jan 2022).