Living in Laredo

The city of Laredo is located along the Rio Grande, the border between the United States of America and Mexico. This border town is the tenth largest city in Texas, the second largest along the Texas-Mexican border, and has a sister city of Nuevo Laredo located in Tamaulipas, Mexico, just a few minutes away. The main economic force within Laredo is its international trade with Mexico. Additionally, most major transportation companies have a facility in Laredo.

This historic city has the distinction of being the only American city to have flown under the flags of seven different countries (the Six Flags of Texas plus the flag of the Republic of the Rio Grande). Laredo continues to celebrate its rich cultural heritage through the arts, performances, music and festivals.

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Plan a romantic rendezvous at these Romantic Date Ideas in Laredo.
What to do with the kids? Bring them out for some Laredo-style Family Fun.
Get in the game with our Laredo Sports & Recreation guide.
Check out the Arts, Music & Entertainment in Laredo with our list of hot venues and events.
Learn about the history and culture of Laredo at these Museums and Historical Sites.
When the lights go down, turn up the heat at some of the most sizzling venues for the Laredo Nightlife.
Indulge in a culinary adventure and enjoy some of the most authentic ethnic food at these Laredo Restaurants.
Here's a round-up of the best Laredo shopping spots.
Explore the City Under Seven Flags through these Laredo tours and discover the history of this city.
Enjoy the great outdoors with our list of Laredo Outdoor Activities.
Looking for something to celebrate? Check out our calendar of Laredo Festivals and Annual Shows.
Find out where the locals go with our handy list of Laredo Hidden Treasures.

Laredo's climate is semi-arid with high temperatures during the summer months, resulting in a majority of activities occurring either indoors or during the cooler evening time. Winters in Laredo are unusually cold for South Texas. Although there are not many large parks, Laredo Parks and Recreation maintains several recreation facilities with a combination of outdoor fields and indoor gyms.

Colleges and universities in Laredo include the Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University. Nightlife in Laredo booms in areas near these places of higher education. Booming nightlife, restaurants serving authentic Mexican dishes and other cuisines from around the world, and festivals like George Washington's Birthday - the largest of its kind in the nation - are just part of the cultural fabric of Laredo.

 

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Laredo Government

City of Laredo

City of Laredo

Phone: (956) 791-7389
Web: www.ci.laredo.tx.us

Laredo Chamber of Commerce

Laredo Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (956) 722-9895
Web: www.laredochamber.com

Laredo Fire Department

Laredo Fire Department

Phone: (956) 795-2150
Web: www.ci.laredo.tx.us.com

Laredo Police Department

Laredo Police Department

Phone: (956) 795-2828
Web: www.ci.laredo.tx.us.com

Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau

Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau

Phone: (956) 795-2200
Web: www.visitlaredo.com

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Laredo Transportation

El Metro

El Metro

Phone: (956) 795-2280
Web: www.main.elmetrotransit.com

Laredo International Airport

Laredo International Airport

Phone: (956) 795-2000
Web: www.ci.laredo.tx.us.com