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Visiting Border Towns of Texas

Texas towns and cities along the US – Mexico border feature a unique blend of cultures from both countries. From the expansive metropolis of El Paso to that of Brownsville, and charming towns and villages in between, the best of Mexico and US culture, food and shopping meld into distinct destinations. Mission, McAllen and Hidalgo – a triangle near the Hidalgo International Bridge are ideal for cross-border travelers. Zapata is a gateway to International Falcon Reservoir and Falcon Lake. Laredo, one of the oldest border crossings in the US, is also the busiest inland port. Travel to border towns of Texas for a unique adventure.

El Paso and Juarez, its sister city across the border in Chihuahua, Mexico, dominate the southwest corner of Texas. With a combined population of over 2 million, the energy never stops. Home of the University of Texas at El Paso, fall brings the excitement of UTEP Miners Athletics. Women’s Soccer and Volleyball enliven the UTEP campus starting in August, with Miners Football games running through November. Home games are played at the El Paso Sun Bowl on the UTEP Campus.

The El Paso International Airport serves as a gateway to the El Paso region, including West Texas, Northern Mexico and Southern New Mexico. With downtown El Paso and downtown Juarez within walking distance of each other, there is a thriving international business community in the area. US Army post Fort Bliss is located north of El Paso extending from El Paso County in Texas to Southern New Mexico. Fort Bliss is home of the 1st Armored Division along with other support division and the El Paso Intelligence Center. Whatever brings you to the area, if you are looking for an El Paso hotel, Best Western hotels offer two convenient locations both conveniently located off Interstate 10.

The cities of Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, on opposite banks of the Rio Grande River, have a combined population well over a half a million. Rich in history, Laredo has grown from a small Spanish villa to a modern commercial and cultural hub on the south Texas border. Downtown Laredo draws shoppers from both sides of the Laredo International Bridge, in search of bargains and must-have products. With GPS set for Zaragoza Street, shopper find three city blocks of stores merchandised for the international shopper. Visit the El Centro de Laredo Farmers Market the third Saturday of each Month to find fresh south Texas produce and products.

Mission, McAllen and Hidalgo are thriving international communities in Hidalgo County. Part of the Rio Grande Valley, Hidalgo calls itself the Magical Valley. Mission hosts the Texas Butterfly Festival the 3rd week in October, where visitors see thousands of wild butterflies migrating through the lower Rio Grande Valley. Hosted at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, this is a great time of year to visit. Visit Hidalgo in December for the Hidalgo Festival of lights. Celebrating 20 years in 2011, Hidalgo’s award winning Festival is one of the largest display of holiday lights in Texas. Events run the month of December, including the illuminated parade and the popular Ramon Ayala’s Christmas Posada.

Border Towns of Texas Hotel Map

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15 Best Western Hotels
in Border Towns of Texas

    Alpine Classic Inn


    Oasis of the Sun


    Carrizo Springs Inn & Suites

    Inn of Del Rio

    Del Rio

    Edinburg Inn & Suites


    El Paso Airport Hotel & Conference Center

    Sunland Park Inn

    El Paso

    Garden Inn


    Casa Villa Suites


    Hebbronville Inn


    San Isidro Inn


    Rose Garden Inn & Suites


    Las Palmas Inn


    Garden Inn & Suites

    San Benito

    Inn by the Lake


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Border Towns of Texas Events

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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