HotelTonight – Laredo Texas Hotels
The South Texas city of Laredo is best known as a border city. Located right across the Rio Grande from the Mexican town of Nuevo Laredo, this Texas town has a unique, rich culture that you'll only find in border cities. Laredo combines Texas cowboy culture with vibrant Mexican culture, and the result is fascinating. I loved getting to know the heart and soul of Laredo for myself, and of course, eating lots of great Mexican cuisine and Texas barbecue in the same day. I found Laredo a very interesting town to visit, and I'm glad I chose to book a last-minute hotel in Laredo through HotelTonight. I know that whenever I need to find accommodations at a moment's notice, I can rely on HotelTonight, which I always have handy thanks to its easy-to-use app.
San Agustin de Laredo Historic District
My first stop on my Laredo adventure was the San Agustin de Laredo Historic District. This beautiful old plaza is located in the heart of town, and it's surrounded by picturesque buildings that date back to the 1700s and 1800s. From the gorgeous San Agustin Cathedral to the pretty Casa Ortiz, there are a number of incredible historic sites in this vibrant district, and wandering through the San Agustin de Laredo Historic District really helped me get a great feel for the history and heritage of this border town.
San Bernardo Avenue
After learning about the history and heritage of Laredo, I wandered over to the San Bernardo Avenue District to get a better feel for the town's culture. This district is full of Mexican import stores, and as you walk down the street you may even forget that you're in the US and not Mexico. The atmosphere of this lively street will make you feel as if you've crossed the border and now are in a charming little village in Mexico, and this avenue is also a great place to buy some unique souvenirs from your time in Laredo.
The Rio Grande
Naturally, one of the most defining elements of Laredo is the Rio Grande, which separates the town from Mexico. Locals actually take advantage of the fact that the Rio Grande is in their backyard, and they go for walks, runs and bike rides along the river. I decided to explore the river from the water, so I rented a kayak and paddled downstream. Don't worry – there is plenty of border security along the river, so I never felt unsafe as I enjoyed views of Laredo from the river.
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I had never visited a border town before my recent trip to Laredo, Texas, and I have to say that I found it fascinating. I loved the blend of cultures and the unique history and heritage I found all over Laredo, and I'm certainly glad I chose to stay in Laredo and explore the city further. My sudden trip to Laredo wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for HotelTonight, which makes it a breeze to find last-minute hotels whenever and wherever I travel.