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Visiting Border Towns of Texas
Southern Texas is an intriguing mixture of American west and Mexican culture. The border of Texas and Mexico cradles many distinct towns such as Edinburg and Laredo. The beautiful Rio Grande separating the two countries joins the rest of the stunning landscape, giving nature lovers a variety of activities. Visit the Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center in Edinburg or head to Laredo for festivals and fun like a trip to the Republic of the Rio Grande Capitol Building Museum or the planetarium. Don’t miss the Jalapeño Festival with eating contests and plates of delicious Tex-Mex cuisine. Nothing beats time spent among the mix of two cultures in Texas border towns.
Edinburg is home to the Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center where you can get a close look at South Texas wildlife. With more than two miles of walking trails, spotting everything from the Black-bellied Whistling-Duck to the Monarch Butterfly is easy, even for the kids. Get your camera ready for the dragonfly pond, and the many stunning flowers and plants of Edinburg’s wetlands.
Located three miles from the Wetlands is the Best Western hotel in Edinburg. Treat yourself to a memorable day of birds and butterflies and rest up at your local Best Western.
Travel about 150 miles along the Mexican border on US 83 W to find the traditional Texas town of Laredo. Discover the captivating history of the region at the Republic of the Rio Grande Capitol Building Museum in the San Agustin Historical District. This former capitol building has fascinating artifacts commemorating the former Republic of the Rio Grande – find out for yourself the reason Laredo is known as the city under seven flags.
Take the kids to the Texas A&M International University for an afternoon at the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium. Watch as they light up over shows like “Attack of the Space Pirates” and “Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos.” Other movies are available in Spanish such as “Stars of the Pharaohs” and “Wonders of the Universe.”
Laredo residents remember founding father George Washington with one of the biggest parties of the year – the month long Washington's Birthday Celebration. Attend the festival and join the fun at the 2011 Jalapeño Festival February 18th and 19th. Established in 1978, this festivity features plenty of traditional Tex-Mex plates and loads of games for the kids. Try your hand at the blind jalapeño toss, or vote in the many cooking contests. Leave room for the signature event – the La Costeña Jalapeño Eating Contest. Cap off your day with some refreshments, live music, and a stay at the Best Western hotel in Laredo.
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15 Best Western Hotels
in Border Towns of Texas
Alpine Classic Inn
Oasis of the Sun
BEST WESTERN PLUS
Carrizo Springs Inn & Suites
Inn of Del Rio
BEST WESTERN PLUS
Edinburg Inn & Suites
BEST WESTERN PLUS
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Sunland Park Inn
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San Isidro Inn
Rose Garden Inn & Suites
Las Palmas Inn
Garden Inn & Suites
Inn by the Lake
Border Towns of Texas Events
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.
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.
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.
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.