The streets of downtown Laredo will absorb you in a history lesson, with architecture and museums that tell the tales 261-years-in-the-making, from our Republic of the Rio Grande Museum to the 119-year old Washington’s Birthday Celebration and its museum, all found within Laredo’s establishing epi-center, the Villa de San Agustin Historic District. More stories are to be discovered in five other significant historic districts throughout an easy distance from Laredo’s iconic San Agustin Plaza. Refer to the history section of this guide to find them all!
In between food, history and hotels, there are so many options for activities to take in while you are here, that it may take multiple trips, so plan several trips to a place where cultural confluence is an outstanding example of modern-day living!
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Laredo is full of history, culture, delicious cuisine and plenty to do. Take in a concert at the Sames Auto Arena, enjoy some bird watching on one of Laredo’s many birding trails, stroll through the historic districts, or explore some of the museums in town. There’s so much more to discover in this south Texas town.
Celebrating the local art and culture of Laredo, you’ll want to add these murals to your travel itinerary. Not only are they beautiful, colorful works of art, they also carry messages of meaningful ideals and community pride.
From food trucks to fine dining, you’ll find delicious, authentic, flavorful cuisine in Laredo. Stop in to Republica Cantina de Mexico for sizzling fajitas and craft cocktails or mind-blowing sandwiches and tacos at Gorilla Smoke & Grill.
When you visit this vibrant border city, be prepared to leave with a lot of new items for your house. From pottery to art and décor, the shops in Laredo offer you hand-crafter goods you can’t find anywhere else. Check out the amazing selection at Alamo Mexican Imports & Blue Goat Imports.
Culture social bar in Laredo offers a menu full of unique, delicious dishes and a fantastic selection of craft cocktails you can’t find anywhere else. The bar has a huge patio and lovely views so grab a drink and stay a while with friends.
Tru by Hilton and Home 2 Suites by Hilton were recently built and feature fantastic perks like delicious free breakfast, pool tables, a huge swimming pool, jacuzzi and more. Stay a while to see the local flare features in this beautiful hotel.
The vision for Scratch Sandwich Company was to create a local “deli” using “a made from scratch” style of cooking in which everything that goes into our food is made by our team members. The menu pays homage to the innovators of deli cuisine while also introducing Scratch’s own take on what a sandwich should be, a sandwich that our community can possibly call their own.
Enjoy traditional Japanese sushi with a Mexican flair, with flavors like avocado, chipotle and cilantro.
The Laredo Water Museum is one of only 3 water museums in Texas. There, visitors can learn about the significance of the Rio Grande River as the region’s primary water source.
Laredo plays host to the Laredo International Sister Cities Festival at the Laredo Energy Arena. For one weekend only, the LEA is transformed into a beautiful indoor Mexican mercado where you’ll find over 200 exhibitors representing 60 cities from all over Mexico offering their native wares such as talavera, leather goods, hand-crafted jewelry, amazing food and more.
With an ideal location and superior guest services, the brand new contemporary Best Western Plus Laredo Inn & Suites is a prime choice for business and leisure travelers. The Best Western Plus Laredo Inn & Suites offers everything you need for a pleasant stay from free hot breakfast to free Wi-Fi Internet access. When looking for Laredo hotels, location is important and we offer guests easy access to I-35. We are located just minutes away from the Laredo International Airport, Mall del Norte, Laredo downtown and the Texas A&M International University.
Motel 6 Laredo Airport is located off Loop 20 near Texas A&M International Univ, Laredo Airport, dining and entertainment. We offer free Wi-Fi, and a fridge in all of our modern rooms. We have an outdoor pool open year round and a laundry facility.