Texas Begins Here!
Located deep in the heart of South Texas at MM1 of Interstate Highway 35, Laredo, Texas is the beginning of the Lone Star State, and of a travel experience that is American, Texan and Mexican all in one. This location lends itself to a perfect blend of culture, language, culinary influences and ambiance that can only be found deep in the heart of South Texas.
This small Spanish Villa, founded over 258 years ago on the banks of the Rio Grande, still keeps treasures from yesteryear. Walk around our historic downtown and discover landmarks that are significant for both Laredo and Texas history. Some landmarks are: San Agustin Plaza, Republic of the Rio Grande Museum and San Agustin Cathedral.
Laredo plays host to the Laredo International Sister Cities Festival, which will take place July 24-26 at the Laredo Energy Arena. This is a shopping extravaganza not to miss! Over 30 cities from Mexico will be offering their native wares such as talavera, leather goods, amazing food and more. Can’t make it for the Sister Cities Festival, don’t fret, Mexican imports can be found year round along San Bernardo Avenue.
San Bernardo Avenue, Laredo’s original main street boasts the largest collection of import merchandise along forty-plus city blocks. These unique little stores strongly appeal to everyone from the trailer-hauling customer to the tourist who just wants to pick up that something special that says “Hecho en Mexico.” Discover remarkable shopping and great bargains around every corner.
You can count on Laredo’s lodging facilities to make your stay on the South Texas border a home-away-from-home experience. Whether you’re looking for a historic hotel in downtown Laredo or a suite just a few minutes from the airport, Laredo offers a wide variety of accommodations to match your pocketbook and travel needs. Our city boasts nearly 4,000 hotel rooms, we look forward to extending a warm ‘Bienvenidos a Laredo’ to you and your group.
Laredo’s warm weather creates the perfect ambiance for a weekend of fun and relaxation! Your taste buds will tell you that delicious is Laredo! Mexican, Tex-Mex and just about anything else has a Laredo flare, that sets it apart from all those other pieces of Texas realty, so come for the authentic Mexican food and stay for the flavor. Whatever you crave, you are sure to find an amazing array of enticing selections.
Birding in Laredo has attracted people from all across North America to visit. Bird rich trails range in difficulty from leisurely to moderate. Enjoy a scenic walk viewing native plants and flowers common to South Texas or view the splendor of rare birds in their natural habitat.