Slip on those wristbands, pull up those gym shorts, and wrap that headband around your noggin, because the Summer Games of Texas is returning once again to the Rio Grande Valley.
Your Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce would like to inform all the locals, visitors, and athletes competing in the Summer Games of Texas this July about the many quality services and hotel options the City of Mission offers.Enjoy the Summer Games of Texas ‘17 July 27th-30th #Mission #RGV #SummerGames Click To Tweet
A Brief History About the Summer Games of Texas
The Games of Texas was created by the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation(TAAF) in the summer of 1986 and in its initial iteration was a 10-event festival hosted in the city of San Antonio. The event is approved annually by the United States Olympic Committee as a State Game Program and the TAAF governs it.
Since it’s initial celebration, the festival has moved to different cities throughout the state, enticing amateur athletes to places like Dallas, Lubbock, Bryan, and then, last year, McAllen, with events taking place all throughout the Greater Rio Grande Valley – including Mission.
Last year’s festival saw 20,000 visitors here in the McAllen-Mission-Edinburg metropolitan area, with 7,316 of them competing in the games.
And just as we did last year, the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure everyone’s needs are met.
A Few Places to Rest Your Head at Night
Hampton Inn & Suites
2505 Victoria Drive
Mission, TX. 78572
Hampton Inn & Suites in Mission offers comfort equipped with that South Texas charm. Queen size beds, a 37-inch HDTV, and a work desk for your laptop are but a few of the amenities that will welcome you during your stay. Free WiFi is also available in case you cannot afford to miss that crucial work email, are low on data, or if the children need access to Netflix.
Pricing can range anywhere from $85 and up, depending on what type of room you are renting, how many will be joining you, how many days you will stay, and/or how close to the date you are renting your room. But don’t worry, the complimentary hot breakfast will definitely save you some additional money.
Remember, supply and demand will increase the price as more time passes so make sure to call The Hampton Inn & Suites in Mission today at 1-877-461-1402 and rent out a room before it’s too late!
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
901 South Shary Road
Mission, TX. 78572
This hotel is near the heart of Mission and is the perfect location to travel to-and-fro the games and elsewhere throughout the region. The location is well worth the cost with prices starting at a reasonable $99 a night.
The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites also has a great assortment of amenities like a heated pool, high-speed wireless internet access, a great breakfast bar, and a Fitness Center. All great features for our athletic visitors that love putting themselves to the test.
Fido will have to be placed at an overnight kennel, however. Pets aren’t allowed in the rooms and a $250 cleaning fee is applicable if pets have been detected.
If you have any energy left over after the games, take a visit to the World Birding Center in Bentsen – Rio Grande Valley State Park located in Mission and explore what the grounds have to offer. It’s a rather large park, so it offers a great way to hone those cardio skills for the games.
Call Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites at (956) 424-7788 to reserve a room today!
1813 E. Expressway 83
Mission, TX. 78572
Motel 6 is one of the most economical choices that Mission has to offer, coming to about $55 a night for 1 queen size bed. It is at a central point from other landmarks in the area such as the Mission Historical Museum or the McAllen Botanical Gardens.
After a scorching day winning gold medals, come cool down at our outdoor pool, or stay in and watch some free expanded cable while surfing the internet with our free WiFi.
Kids stay free, and if you can’t find a petsitter, don’t worry – pets are allowed too!
At the moment, it is the most booked hotel in Mission, so pricing has increased a little bit around the July 28th date. Get in touch with Motel 6 at 1-800-899-9841 today.
Hungry Athletes Try These Delicious Dishes
Greens and Lemons
2707 E Griffin Pkwy
Mission, TX, 78572
Greens and Lemons serves delicious, healthy Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. It is also the best vegan alternative restaurant in the city of Mission. It has been mentioned in a past post, but that is how great this place is.
Feel like fueling up before the big race? Greens and Lemons features cuisine that is light on the stomach but full of essential vitamins and nutrients to keep those muscles running perfectly.
While the meals are widely Mediterranean, some dishes offer a twist that exhibits a little more local flair, like green migas, baked tortilla with green salsa, scrambled eggs with cheese, vegan enchiladas, and salmon tacos.
Check out their menu here to see all the fantastic dishes Greens and Lemons has to offer!
300 N Shary Rd
Mission, TX, 7857
When it comes to great Mexican cuisine, La Fogata does it right.
This restaurant focuses on authenticity, and it shows in the traditional cabrito – or deliciously roasted goat meat. With all of that protein, you can show off the gains you make during the games to all your friends on Instagram.
La Fogata also features an happy hour with tasty cocktails near an amazing piano bar with a great ambiance. Stop on by or contact them at (956) 584-8143 for more information.
2414 E Griffin Pkwy
Mission, TX, 78572
This place doesn’t offer your “run of the mill” Asian cuisine. The recipes have been refined and perfected, and Chopstix still remains a solid choice if you’ve got an itch that only Mongolian beef can scratch.
Chopstix doesn’t just serve the familiar Chinese cuisine. They have also specialized their knowledge of the subtle flavors and artistic manifestation of what make a good pho. Their pad thai is, literally, a mound of noodles that are as spicy as they are delicious.
Need to carbo-load for energy during the games? Give them a call for more information about what they serve at (956) 581-8588.
Come enjoy your stay in Mission while savoring plenty of rest and scrumptious food during the Summer Games of Texas 2017.
When the day is done, your body exhausted, muscles aching, but your feeling of accomplishment is peaking, Mission has many options where you can take a load off, get a good bite to eat, and take in everything our beautiful city and the surrounding area has to offer.#Mission, TX has plenty of restaurants & hotels for all our visitors coming down for #SummerGamesofTexas Click To Tweet
Contact your Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce at (956) 585-2727 for more information today!