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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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14 Best Western Hotels
in Border Towns of Texas

    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


    Laredo Inn & Suites


    San Isidro Inn


    Rose Garden Inn & Suites


    Las Palmas Inn


    Inn by the Lake


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Border Towns of Texas Events

December 2015

December 26, 2015
82nd Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl

Football fans, don't miss your chance to see two of college football's best teams face-off in this 82nd bout between the PAC-12 and ACC. The game is hosted at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso. Kickoff time is TBA.

December 5, 2015
2015 Laredo Northside Market

Get some holiday shopping done early this season at Laredo Northside Market, where an abundance of handmade goods, artisan gifts, and natural foods will be available for purchase. Market start time is TBA.

December 13, 2015
2015 McAllen Marathon 5K

Head over to the McAllen Sports Park and be a part of this two-day event, featuring a marathon, half marathon, and five-person relay adventure. Explore the neighborhoods and historic streets of McAllen this season – the race begins at 7 a.m.

January 2016

January 18, 2016
12 Annual Winter Texan Appreciation Fiesta

A unique get together of local merchants and businesses promoting their products and services, alongside food samples, live music, and other freebies. The event is held at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium.

February 2016

February 5, 2016
2016 Valentine's Super Love Jam

If you and that special someone are planning to visit El Paso this Valentine's Day, be sure and check out the long list of talented soul artists and bands taking the stage. The concert will be held at the Don Haskins Center, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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