You’ll find Laredo, Texas right on the border between Mexico and the United States. It’s one of the oldest border crossing points and has a wonderfully colourful history.
Thanks to the blending of two distinct cultures, modern Laredo is unlike anything else in Texas. Not only is it the largest inland port, but it’s one of the most popular Spanish beach resort towns.
You’ll find all the modern amenities right alongside cobblestone streets of the Puebla Vieja slope. It was once the capital of the short lived independent Republic of the Rio Grande and is now the ideal getaway for beaches, lively entertainment, close knit community, and great festivals – including a month long celebration of George Washington’s birthday.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Laredo:
1. The Republic of the Río Grande Museum
In the San Agustín Plaza in the heart of downtown Laredo is the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum.
Built in 1830, it’s one of the oldest buildings in town and the Mexican vernacular architecture gives it a unique and inviting appeal.
Originally the home of the mayor, the building also served as the capital for the Republic of the Rio Grande.
The museum now displays exhibits meant to show visitors an authentic 1830’s home in Laredo. It’s one of the three most visited historic landmarks in town, along with La Posada Hotel and San Agustín Cathedral.