Deep in the heart of South Texas, Laredo is as close as you can get to Mexico without leaving the country.
It's no surprise then, that this city is known for its South of the Border atmosphere.
Though Laredo is steeped in fascinating history (it was once its own country!), it is probably best-known for the legendary shopping along San Bernardo Avenue, a 40-block shopper’s paradise featuring the finest in Mexican imports such as clay chimineas, talavera pottery, jewelry, religious artwork, hand-made furniture and wrought iron creations, at prices you just don't find anywhere else in the U.S.
When you need a break from shopping, relax on a trolley tour around Laredo's historic downtown, take in regional contemporary art at the Laredo Center for the Arts or explore the area's diverse wildlife at the Lamar-Bruni Vergara Science Center. Then, enjoy a meal at one of Laredo's many fantastic -- and, of course, authentic -- Tex-Mex dining options.