Your stay at our Laredo hotel will be filled with culture and history, probably some of it including lassos and cowboys. The third-largest city on the United States-Mexico border, Laredo was once the capital of the short-lived Republic of the Rio Grande, giving it the distinction of having not just the traditional Six Flags of Texas flown over it, but seven. As you walk down the cobblestone streets of the downtown area, be sure to check out Casa Ortiz, a Texas Historical Landmark building managed by Texas A&M and used for classes and events such as art exhibitions.
While staying in your Laredo accommodations, you might want to visit the Webb County Heritage Foundation to get information on events going on in the area. The foundation also runs two intriguing museums—the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum and the Border Heritage Museum—and both have very reasonable admission fees.
On the way back to your Laredo hotel room, be sure to grab lunch or a late afternoon meal at El Meson de San Agustin, often voted the best Mexican food in Laredo. You’ll find a wonderful selection of authentic fare, whether you have a hankering for albondigas or flautas.