Brownsville (Texas)

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Brownsville is a city in Cameron County, Texas, United States. Brownsville is the 15th largest city in the state of Texas and the 129th largest in the U.S. The population was 139,722 at the 2000 census. Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas.

Brownsville is the principal city of the Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area, which is part of the larger Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville combined statistical area.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Brownsville is served by Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport (IATA: BRO).

By bus[edit]

Brownsville has long-haul coach service via Greyhound, and regional service via Valley Transit Company.

By car[edit]

  • US Highway 77/83 - a co-signed road that goes to Harlingen, where it splits into US 77 toward Houston and US 83 toward Laredo.
  • US Highway 281 - to Hidalgo County and then San Antonio.
  • Mexico's Federal Highway 180 is easily accessible across the Veterans International Bridge into Matamoros, Tamps., and leads to Tampico and eventually to Cancun.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Brownsville Urban System operates Monday through Saturday, 5:50AM–8:26PM (except on major holidays).

See[edit]

Museums[edit]

Do[edit]

Theater[edit]

Festivals[edit]

  • Charro Days Fiesta. This usually occurs the last week of February.
  • CineSol Film Festival.
  • Sombrero Festival. Created to enhance the spirit of Charro Days, this festival usually occurs the last week of February.
  • Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival.
  • Fourth of July Parade.
  • Winter Break Parade.

Golfing[edit]

  • Fort Brown Memorial Gulf Course.
  • Brownsville Gold Course.

Learn[edit]

Buy[edit]

Bookstore[edit]

  • BookBee.
  • Barnes & Noble University Bookstore.
  • Waldenbooks.
  • Rouge Comics.

Mall[edit]

  • Sunrise Mall.

Eat[edit]

Typically 15 percent is an acceptable tipping amount.

  • Mister Taco.

Drink[edit]

Bars, Pubs and Billiard Parlors[edit]

  • Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grill.
  • Stickman's Bar & Grill.
  • Hurricanes.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings.
  • Rack Daddy's.
  • Billiard Room.
  • Phillies Americana.
  • The Bar (next to the old Hooters). The Best Bar in town.

Cafe[edit]

  • U-Mix Coffee & Juice Bar.
  • 802 Café.
  • Latus Café.
  • Kactus Café.
  • New Courthouse Coffee Shop.
  • Fina's Coffee Shop.
  • International Coffee Shop.
  • Rio Java Gourmet Coffee & Tea.
  • Tunnel Café.

Nightclubs[edit]

Gay & Lesbian[edit]

Cabaret[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Palace Inn Motel East7364 South Padre Island Hwy +1 956 832-0202.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Student Housing[edit]

Connect[edit]

In case of an emergency dial 911.

Cope[edit]

Consulates[edit]

Go next[edit]

Routes through Brownsville
Corpus Christi/LaredoHarlingen  N US 77.svgnoframe S  Aiga immigration.svg → becomes Carretera federal 180.svgMatamoros
San AntonioMcAllen  W US 281.svg E  END


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