Its no wonder that thousands of Winter Texans choose McAllen as their home away from home. This progressive city offers some of the best cultural activities, shopping, dining and recreation in the state. A downtown entertainment district is filled with galleries, restaurants, nightclubs and more. The commitment to the arts is demonstrated through the chamber of commerces art incubator, which provides support to aspiring artists of all disciplines. The Rio Grande Valley is the most popular birding destination in the nation. The area hosts dozens of wildlife watching sites.