Laredo – Things to do with your Team

While Laredo might not have the name recognition of major Texas cities like Houston and Dallas, there’s plenty of fun places to visit while in this unique city. Laredo brings together the best of Mexican and American culture all in one great place. Once the capital of the Republic of the Rio Grande, Laredo is historically-rich and many of its attractions offer visitors the chance to learn more about what makes this border city so special. While in Laredo, stop by the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum or go for a stroll with your team down historic Zarazoga Street to take a step back into Laredo’s past.


Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium

Located at Texas A&M International University, the Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is a state-of-the-art facility that will astound everyone in your group. When the planetarium opened its doors to the public in 2005 it was home to one of only 14 Digitstar 3 digital projectors in the United States. Since then the planetarium has made sure to keep up with the cutting edge, upgrading to a Digitar 5 projection system in 2014. With this amazing technology it is possible to view any part of the known universe in incredible detail. The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium also features two 4K digital projectors and 5.1 surround system that will make it feel as if you’re anywhere else but Laredo. Group visits to the planetarium must be booked at least one week in advance. 5201 University Blvd, Laredo, TX 78041


Republic of the Rio Grande Museum

The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum is housed in one of Laredo’s oldest structures, located in San Agustin Plaza in downtown Laredo. The building was originally constructed in 1830 with an addition added in 1860. It was once home to Bartolomé García, a successful rancher and mayor of Laredo, but is now a great place for your team to learn about this unique Texan city. The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum hosts guided tours for guests of all ages year-round to ensure that your team’s visit will be as informative, interesting, and fun as possible. The museum, along with its neighbors, San Agustin Cathedral and La Posada, are three of the most visited landmarks in the city of Laredo. You and your team will definitely understand why when you visit this historically-rich attraction for yourselves. 1005 Zaragoza Street, Laredo, TX 78040


Lake Casa Blanca International State Park

Laredo - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsWondering what makes Lake Casa Blanca International State Park “international?” It’s located only minutes away from the Mexican border! This fantastic park is the perfect place to find outdoor fun on both land and water. You and your team can take a hike through beautiful and distinctive landscapes on one of the park’s trails, have a picnic on a grassy patch with a particularly pleasant view, play a game of tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and more.

If your group prefers their fun to be on the aquatic side of things, head to Chloe’s Convenience Store located in the park for kayak, inner tube, and paddle boat rentals; fishing supplies; as well as food, drinks, frozen treats, and other convenient items. The store is open on weekends and select weekdays. There is a fee to enter the park for visitors over the age of 12. 5102 Bob Bullock Loop, Laredo, TX 78041


Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center is located on the north edge of the Laredo Community College campus. Although this living laboratory is used by Laredo Community College students to study its representation of the Rio Grande ecosystem through the live specimens of plant and animal life, instructional tours and guided classes are offered on weekdays so that visitors like you and your team can also take part in learning all about the center’s eco-curriculum as well. A visit to the Lamar Bruni Vergara Environmental Science Center is as affordable as it is educational, with nominal fees for admission as well as one, two, and five-hour guided class enrollment. 1 West End Washington St, Laredo, TX 78040


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Jett Bowl North

If you’re looking for something “strikingly” fun to do with your team while in Laredo, take off to Jett Bowl North. Don’t let the name fool you; Jett Bowl North is more than just a bowling alley, it’s a full-fledged family entertainment center! Jett Bowl North features a whopping 40 lanes with auto scoring; Disco Bowling offered on Fridays and Saturdays; a restaurant, bar, and lounge area; an arcade room; three party rooms; and a pro shop. The restaurant at Jett Bowl North serves up alley classics like hamburgers, hot dogs, and wings, as well as Mexican favorites like enchiladas and breakfast tacos, so there’s something for everyone in your group to enjoy after a great game of bowling. 5823 McPherson Rd, Laredo, TX 78401


Imaginarium of South Texas

There’s so much for your team to discover at the Imaginarium of South Texas in Laredo; even you might learn a thing or two there! As a children’s museum and informal science center, the Imaginarium of South Texas features a wide variety of super fun programs and exhibits that guests of all ages can enjoy year-round. Kiddo Art is a program where children can spark their own creativity by producing unique works of art and crafts that they can take home with them; adults too! Eco Art, a similar program offered every Thursday, lets guests express their artistic side by getting crafty with recycled materials. Recent additions to the Imaginarium’s lineup of fun exhibits include Timmy, a life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex model, Heb Kid’s Market, Touch 2 Play Screens, NanoDays, and Building with Biology. These are only just a few of the fantastic programs and exhibits you and your team will find at the Imaginarium of South Texas; to find out what else this unique facility offers, you’ll have to discover it for yourself. 5300 San Dario Ave, Laredo, TX 78041


Mall del Norte

Laredo - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsEverything’s bigger in Texas; including the malls! Mall del Norte is the second largest mall in Texas with 1,212,515 square feet of retail space, over 160 stores, and many great dining options. By comparison, the largest mall in Texas, La Plaza Mall in McAllen, Texas, is larger by only 3,000 square feet. The mall’s anchors include Bealls, Dillard’s, Forever 21, JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, and more. If shopping isn’t how your team likes to have fun however, no worries! Mall del Norte also features a Chuck E. Cheese, perfect for younger children in need of a place to play, as well as a Cinemark Theater where you and your team can go see the latest movies. When it’s time to grab a bite to eat, dig into something delicious at sit-down dining options like Logan’s Roadhouse and Olive Garden, or quick-service eateries like Sbarro and Chick-fil-A if you’re a bit pressed for time. 5300 San Dario Ave, Laredo, TX 78041


Zaragoza Street

Zaragoza Street marks the hub of Laredo’s historic district. You and your team will feel as if you’ve been transported to an entirely different place and time as you walk along cobblestone streets past buildings sporting beautiful old Spanish architecture. Zaragoza Street also features a variety of places to shop for souvenirs and more that continues on for blocks in all directions. Zaragoza Street, Laredo, TX 78040


Although Laredo is located on the American side of the Mexican-United States border, you and your team will get the chance to experience an authentic taste of Mexican culture without needing to bring your passports. There’s plenty to see and do in this true border city, whether your group is interested in the historical side of things or is just looking to have some fun whenever there’s some downtime.