Fun Things to Do in San Juan

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fun things to do in San Juan

Basilica Of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle National Shrine

San Juan is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas.  The townsite is on land that was park to two Spanish grants made in 1767. The land in the 1800’s was mostly occupied by farmers and sheep ranch herders. The community was organized in 1909, in part, due to the efforts of John Closner a Hildalgo county land developer.

The City of San Juan is most commonly known for “Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan” which is one of the largest churches in the Rio Grande Valley. The community was also known as the home of the Bougainvillea Trail of Texas. 

Fun Things to Do in San Juan:

Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan Del Valle National Shrine…This basilicas is one of  three in Texas.  This basilica include Italian life sized bronzed statutes of the crucifixion around the grounds. It is a Designated National Shrine and it is one of the most visited in the United States.  Located 400 N. Virgen e S Juan Blvd. The inside of the Basilica is beautiful and visitors come and go all day long stopping in for a moment of peace and reflection.  The manicured grounds include beautiful walkways lined with colorful flowers and trees.  The Basilica also features a large gift shop offering many religious items. The Basilica is located at 400 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd.
San Juan, Texas 78589.

Cesar Chavez Memorial…This site is dedicated to the labor rights leader.  It is located at the corner of US 83 and Cesar Chavez Road.

Liberty Park…This park was created to honor all veterans in the military.  It has the tallest flagpole in South Texas  It includes a granite war memorial with the name of servicemen from San Juan who died while on active duty in World war II, Korean War an the Vietnam War. Located at 310 W. Business 83.

Where to Eat in San Juan:

El Pato Mexican Food…Located at 1626 N. Raul Longoria.

Mariscos La Costa…Mexican, Seafood…Located at 108 E FM 495.

Smokey’s Bar-B-Que…500 North I Road.

When visiting San Juan nearby attractions include Alamo, Donna, Weslaco, Pharr, and McAllen.

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