The 8 Best Things to Do in Del Rio, United States

October 13, 2017 Velvet Champine

Del Rio is a city in and the county seat of Val Verde County, Texas. It is 152 miles west of San Antonio. As of 2015, the city had a population of 40,549. Del Rio is connected with Ciudad Acuña via the Lake Amistad Dam International Crossing and Del Río – Ciudad Acuña International Bridge. Del Rio is also home to Laughlin Air Force Base, the busiest United States Air Force pilot training complex in the world.
Restaurants in Del Rio

1. Amistad National Recreation Area

Hwy 90 West, Del Rio, TX +1 830-775-7491
Excellent
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Amistad National Recreation Area

A lake bordered by Texas on one side and Mexico on the other with 1,000 miles of shoreline - an excellent venue for fishing and boating.

Reviewed By Ron P - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

A little out of your way but walking distance to a restaurant/bar and other public facilities. The Camp only offers about 6 spots without accommodations for hook-ups. Being a National Recreation area, the cost to stay for those with a senior pass is very cheap. All sites are waterfront and next to 2 boat ramps.

2. Val Verde Winery

100 Qualia Dr, Del Rio, TX 78840-7697 +1 830-775-9714
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 71 reviews

Val Verde Winery

The oldest winery in Texas.

Reviewed By QueenSandy - Houston

We stopped in on a whim and tasted a couple wine samples. We bought a bottle of Tempranillo after looking around at the vineyard and olive trees and checking out the vats. It's a charming little place and the employees were friendly and helpful.

3. Whitehead Memorial Museum

1308 S Main St, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998 +1 830-774-7568
Excellent
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4 based on 59 reviews

Whitehead Memorial Museum

The Whitehead Memorial Museum was established in 1962 and remains the only full time, public museum in Val Verde County, Texas. The mission of the Whitehead Memorial Museum is to preserve historical and tangible artifacts that reflect the early history, cultures, and economics of Del Rio and Val Verde County.

Reviewed By Lori V - Atlanta, Georgia

My husband, son and I visited this museum without any real expectations and were wonderfully surprised!
It has a huge assortment of historic artifacts on an amazing variety of subjects!
We spent about 2 hours there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
It was easy to find, navigate and had a new surprise around each corner.
The staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable about their artifacts, but very non obtrusive. We were allowed to meander on our own, with no time limits.
Make sure you take some time to visit with Casper, he is a real lady charmer!

4. Devils River State Natural Area

Hc 01, Del Rio, TX 78840 +1 830-395-2133
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Devils River State Natural Area

Reviewed By Rob M - San Antonio, Texas

First off, this is one of those trips that when you're doing it, it feels awful (Probably would have given it 2-3 stars) and looking back... I'm rating it higher. Second... we literally had rangers calling us warning us NOT TO GO because the water was too low (Ad we went anyway).

1. Location: This really is an amazingly gorgeous place. Beautiful rock walls, great wildlife (From porcupine, to big horn sheep, to tarantulas, water snakes, and large mouth bass), huge fish everywhere! And only a 3hr drive from San Antonio.

2. Remoteness: While all the websites and such promote how remote this trip is... in reality there is a house every mile or so and then even more during a section called "Blue Sage" which is a pretty extensive (20-30 homes) section. All of these homes can be seen from the river... so for someone who has backpacked in places where you don't see sign of human existence for possibly a week at a time, this didn't feel very remote.

3. Difficulty: Wow... hardest trip I have ever done. This surpassed the trail marathon I did in Bend, OR that had 6000' in elevation change. This 47mi 4-day trip was BRUTAL. The water being low didn't help any (Dragged the boat a lot... started calling it Hyaking since we did almost half hiking while dragging a kayak)... and even with all this rain, somehow... the water is still VERY low.

4. Recommendations: Instead of doing the 47mi one-way trip from Baker's Crossing to Rough Canyon Lake Amsted I would recommend just base-camping at the Devils River State Natural Area and from there you can paddle upstream several miles (It's pretty much a lake there) or downstream to Dolan' Falls. Then you don't have to break down camp every night, you don't have daily mileage requirements, and you don't have to drag your boat as much.

120 E Garfield St, Del Rio, TX 78840-5561 +1 830-775-0888
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Del Rio Council for the Arts at the Firehouse Gallery

Reviewed By djfluth - Del Rio, Texas

Went here for a local art exhibit, Walking in, several people greeted me and seemed delighted to meet me. Live music, refreshments. Four gallery rooms filled with local art. One of the many rooms in this large, historic building has a great kitchen with a cooking class in progress. When I came to the door of the cooking classroom, I was invited in, greeted by everyone in the class, and invited to attend the next cooking class. An accepting place, that reflects the local art and theatre community.

6. WHITE HORSE LOUNGE

2101 Veterans Blvd, Del Rio, TX 78840-3156 +1 830-775-1511
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3 based on 6 reviews

WHITE HORSE LOUNGE

Reviewed By wick1979 - Dallas, Texas

A typical hotel bar but defiantly one of the nicer bars in the area. Plenty of seating and offer food from the restaurant next door or free finger foods. I did not partake in the communal feeding. Good beer selection and whiskeys. Good mix of crowd too not a whole lot of locals though.

7. San Felipe Country Club

1530 E Highway 90, Del Rio, TX 78840-7394 +1 830-775-3953
Excellent
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3 based on 5 reviews

San Felipe Country Club

Reviewed By orccim - Mooresville, North Carolina

San Felipe golf course is a 9 hole course that has some very challenging holes. The course starts and ends with par 3 holes that can be difficult to hit when the wind is up. The greens are small in most cases and when firm can be hard to hold approach shots. There are several holes that require you to work the ball either left to right or right to left in order to score well on. Green fees are reasonable and the people in the pro shop are friendly. If you are a golfer, when visiting Del Rio you should play this course.

8. Amistad Expeditions

3110 Indian Head Ranch Rd, Del Rio, TX 78840-6063
Amistad Expeditions

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