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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

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


    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

    Rio Grande City

    Garden Inn & Suites

    San Benito

    Inn by the Lake


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Border Towns of Texas Events

May 2014

May 15, 2014
McAllen Uncorked Enjoy wine samplings, live entertainment, and food at the McAllen Convention Center. The event begins at noon.
May 5, 2014
Run Wild 5K Join in on the Earth Day festivities by doing a 5K run at the Quinta Mazatlan. The run begins at 7:30 a.m.
May 18, 2014
Engage Future brides gather at the McAllen Convention Center for this spectacular wedding event. Doors open at 1 p.m.
May 17, 2014
Liverpool Legends This tribute band takes the stage at the Laredo Energy Arena. Doors open at 8 p.m.

June 2014

June 7, 2014
Elephant Festival Bring the kids to the El Paso Zoo and let them meet and talk with the elephant keepers as well as try to out eat the two resident elephants. It starts at 10 a.m.
June 27, 2014
Mission Valley Duathlon Join in on a 5K run followed by a 20K bike ride through the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo neighborhood and along the Mission Trail/Socorro Road. The fun begins at 7 a.m.

July 2014

July 11, 2014
Neon Roller Night Bring your skates to special locations all over El Paso for this night of neon lights, music, and skating. It begins at 6 p.m.
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