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Visiting Border Towns of Texas

Zapata, Laredo, Rio Grande City – the names alone evoke the rich heritage and culture of the border towns of Texas. The city of El Paso and its suburbs, including Anthony, anchor the far west tip of Texas. Women take note – El Paso is home to the Mighty Mujer Triathlon, an all woman super sprint event held in April. Celebrate Texas’ Wild West heritage southeast of El Paso in San Elizario at the Billy the Kid Festival, June 7th – 9th. And travelers north of Big Bend National Park, be sure to stop in Alpine at Railroad Blues for a evening of music at the world-famous beer & wine tourist trap.

The convergence of the Rio Grande River, the Pecos River and Devils River form one of the largest lakes in Texas, Lake Amistad. Located along the border northwest of Del Rio. The lake’s bass and catfish attracted anglers from across South Texas as well boaters and water recreation enthusiasts.

April brings the return of the oldest bull-riding event in the US to Del Rio, The George Paul Memorial Bull Riding SuperBull. The Val Verde County Fairgrounds welcomes the 36th Annual George Paul Memorial Bull Riding April 26th and 27th, 2013. Get your tickets to watch top bull riders compete for the Champion Buckle and enjoy a visit to Del Rio.

Laughlin Air Force Base is located seven miles east of Del Rio, past the community of Val Verde Park. Home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB is a premier training center for US military pilots. Current policy doesn’t allow military personnel to cross the border, adding more people and fun to the festivities and celebrations in Del Rio.

Located along 120 miles of the Rio Grande River, the World Birding Center is a collaboration of nine locations in Texas. Running from Roma, 12-miles west of Rio Grande City, the World Birding Center runs 120-miles east to South Padre island. The Bertsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park in Mission and Quinta Mazatlan, overseen by the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation, are also WBC sites.

Continuing east, the Estero Llano Grande State Park, 10 miles east of Donna and Resaca de la Palma State Park are WBC locations near the Rio Grande River. Further inland from the river, the cities of Edinburg and Harlingen have locations of the World Birding Center convenient to local South Texas water sources. The Rio Grande Valley is located at the convergence of the Central and Mississippi flyways, making a visit to the region a must for birding enthusiasts.

Border Towns of Texas Hotel Map

Best Western Rewards

14 Best Western Hotels
in Border Towns of Texas

  • BEST WESTERN
    Alpine Classic Inn

    Alpine

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    Oasis of the Sun

    Anthony

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Carrizo Springs Inn & Suites

  • BEST WESTERN
    Inn of Del Rio

    Del Rio

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Edinburg Inn & Suites

    Edinburg

  • BEST WESTERN
    Sunland Park Inn

    El Paso

  • BEST WESTERN
    Garden Inn

    Falfurrias

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    Casa Villa Suites

    Harlingen

  • BEST WESTERN
    Hebbronville Inn

    Hebbronville

  • BEST WESTERN
    San Isidro Inn

    Laredo

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    Rose Garden Inn & Suites

    Mcallen

  • BEST WESTERN
    Las Palmas Inn

    Mission

  • BEST WESTERN
    Garden Inn & Suites

    San Benito

  • BEST WESTERN
    Inn by the Lake

    Zapata

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Border Towns of Texas Events

November 2014

November 15, 2014
2014 Chris Tucker

World renowned actor and comedian, Chris Tucker, brings his brand of side-splitting laughs to the Abraham Chavez Theatre in El Paso. The show begins at 8 p.m.

November 21-22, 2014
2014 Alpine Artwalk

The charming town of Alpine becomes a haven for art galleries, dazzling displays, and live music during this two-day festival. Festival start time is TBA.

November 4, 2014
2014 Judas Priest

Legendary heavy-metal rockers bring their head-banding hits to the Laredo Energy Arena for one night only. The show begins at 7 p.m.

December 2014

December 5-7, 2014
4th Annual ChristKindle Market

Visit the town of San Elizario, just outside of El Paso, when the San Elizario Historic District transforms into a vibrant holiday market, offering a variety of handcrafted gifts, crafts, food, drinks, entertainment, and more. The fun begins at 3 p.m.

December 6-7, 2014
2014 Holiday Mercado

Visit the McAllen Convention Center for a two-day holiday celebration, featuring unique holiday shopping, handcrafted items, a variety of vendors, and so much more, helping to usher in the holidays. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

January 2015

January 23-24, 2015
2015 UFO & Sci-Fi Festival

Join other self-proclaimed "belivers" and partake in the array of celebrity appearences, mind-blowing presentations, activities, and more out-of-this-world fun at the Del Rio Civic Center. The festivital start time is TBA.

January 14-15, 2015
2014 Chicago the Musical

Don't miss the award-winning Broadway Musical, Chicago, as it makes a two-day stop in El Paso at the Plaza Theatre. Showtime is TBA.

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