Palo Alto Battlefield is located 20 miles from Gulf of Mexico and the South Padre Island tourist area. The park is also abour eight miles from the Mexican city of Matamoros. No matter your interests, you're bound to find something to you liking within a short drive of the park.
You can find several Mexican War related markers near the park. Monuments recognizing the Battle of Palo Alto are found at the intersection of FM 1847 and FM 511. Several plaques commemorating the Battle of Resaca de la Palma can be found on Paredes Line road, a few miles south of the park.
A marker for Rancho Carricitos, the skirmish that began the war, is found on Highway 281, about 25 miles west of Brownsville. Perhaps most notably, the remnants of Fort Texas can be found on the bank of the river near the camp us of UTRGV.