Top 10 places to visit in Laredo – Texas

By | December 26, 2016

Laredo - Texas

With a top 10 places to visit in Laredo (Texas) and why on your hands, you can be certain your trip to this city will not be boring during your spare time.

 

The Veterans Memorials

The City of Laredo doesn’t have just one Veterans Memorial, but several of them. The memorials are dedicated to those who fought various US wars and thus helped shaping current USA.

 

Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium

There are very few people out there that do not like star gazing, especially since it’s a rather romantic activity. The planetarium can be found on the campus of the Laredo Community College, and it welcomes everyone no matter their gender or age.

 

La Posada

This is a hotel and while you might already have where to stay, stop by La Posada as well. It seems the hotel is haunted and its architecture is lovely and the building was constructed on top of a former Spanish government building, dating back to the colonial times.

 

St Peter’s Catholic Church

This church is more than 100 years old and it was build according to the Gothic style that was rather popular at the time. Locals seems to like to gather around the church for various activities during their daily life.

 

Fort McIntosh

The fort was build back in 1848 and in use for almost a century. The current fort is made of a few remaining buildings and all of them are on the campus of the Laredo Community College.

 

San Agustin Historic District

Many people find inspiration in history and the buildings in this district might have quite few stories to tell. This location is listed as a Historic Place, and it has a really beautiful appearance thanks to the architectural style used.

 

Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Sciences Center

The center is actually a museum and its main target audience are children who love learning new stuff and especially about various water creatures. The critters here are as diverse as one can imagine and they include American alligators, various types of fish, turtles and even rodents.

 

Laredo Center for the Arts

Local artists have this center to showcase their art no matter what shape it takes. Other featured artists are from all over Texas and even some international names can be seen here. You should know that the collections are changed rather often, so there is always something new to look forward to.

 

Border Heritage Museum

There are two reasons for this museum to be called this way. The first one is it location, really close to the border and the second one is represented by the collections on display: they show the lives of the people on both sides of the border.

 

Washington’s Birthday Celebration

There is a 16 day long celebration in honor of Washington’s Birthday. Most of the activities on the occasion take place at the museum dedicated to him and his birthday. If you’re visiting La Posada then visit the museum as well as it is right by it.