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'''Brownsville''' is a city in [[Cameron County, Texas|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 United States Census|2000 census]]. Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas.
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'''Brownsville''' is a city in [[Cameron County, Texas|Cameron County]], [[Texas]], [[United States]]. Brownsville is the 15th largest city in the state of Texas and the 129th largest in the US. The population was 139,722 at the 2000 census. Brownsville is the southernmost city in Texas.
  
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Brownsville is the principal city of the Brownsville–[[Harlingen]] Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Brownsville–Harlingen–[[Raymondville, Texas|Raymondville]] Combined Statistical Area.
  
Brownsville is the principal city of the Brownsville–[[Harlingen, Texas|Harlingen]] [[Brownsville-Harlingen metropolitan area|Metropolitan Statistical Area]], which is part of the larger Brownsville–Harlingen–[[Raymondville, Texas|Raymondville]] [[Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville combined statistical area|Combined Statistical Area]].
 
 
 
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
===By plane===
 
===By plane===
 
Brownsville is served by Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport ({{IATA|BRO}}). [http://www.flybrownsville.com/]
 
Brownsville is served by Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport ({{IATA|BRO}}). [http://www.flybrownsville.com/]
* [http://www.continental.com/ Continental Express] provides non-stop passenger service to/from [[Houston]] Intercontinental Airport.
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* [http://www.aa.com/ American Eagle] flies non-stop between [[Dallas]] and Brownsville.
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The following airlines serve Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport:
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*<listing name="American Airlines" url="http://www.aa.com/" ></listing>
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*<listing name="United Airlines" url="http://www.united.com/" ></listing>
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===Climate===
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Brownsville has a humid subtropical climate. Despite being at the same latitude as Miami, a semi-tropical city, the wintertime lows are much cooler than Miami's due to being surrounded mostly by a land mass. Cold snaps are more often to hit Brownsville than they are to hit South Florida. Most of the year, however, sees very hot and humid weather. The ocean waters off of Brownsville are typically around 57F in the wintertime, and 90F in the summertime.
  
 
===By bus===
 
===By bus===
Brownsville has long-haul coach service via [http://www.greyhound.com/ Greyhound], and regional service via [http://www.valleytransitcompany.com/ Valley Transit Company].
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Many international options are available to arrive by bus into Brownsville. 11 intercity bus companies currently operate out of Brownsville’s bus terminal, La Plaza at Brownsville.
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====Intercity Bus Companies====
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*<listing name="Autobuses Americanos" url="http://www.autobusesamericanos.com.mx/" phone="+1 956 546-2264"></listing>
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*<listing name="El Expresso" url="http://www.elexpreso.net/" phone="+1 956 546-2264"></listing>
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*<listing name="Greyhound" url="http://www.greyhound.com/" phone="+1 956 542-0469"></listing>
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*<listing name="Omnibus Express" url="http://www.omnibusmexicanos.com.mx/" phone="+1 956 544-3391"></listing>
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*<listing name="Omnibus Mexicanos" url="http://www.omnibusmexicanos.com.mx/" phone="+1 956 544-3391"></listing>
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*<listing name="Panamericanas" url="http://www.noreste.com.mx/" phone="+1 956 541-5304"></listing>
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*<listing name="The KK Bus" phone="+1 956 551-6975"></listing>
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*<listing name="Tornado" url="http://www.tornadobus.com/" phone="+1 956 547-9052"></listing>
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*<listing name="Transpais" url="http://www.transpais.com.mx/" phone="+1 956 544-0466"></listing>
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*<listing name="Van Go Tours" url="http://www.vangotours.net/" phone="+1 956 982-2220"></listing>
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*<listing name="VTC" url="http://www.valleytransitcompany.com/" phone="+1 956 546-2264"></listing>
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====Regional Transit Agencies====
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*<listing name="Metro McAllen" url="http://www.mcallen.net/metro" phone="+1 956 681-3500"></listing>
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*<listing name="Metro Connect" url="http://rgvmetroconnect.com/" phone="+1 956 681-3550"></listing>
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*<listing name="The Wave" url="http://myspi.org/department/?fDD=13-0" phone="+1 956 761-3864"></listing>
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*<listing name="Valley Metro" url="http://www.lrgvdc.org/valleymetro" phone="+1 956 969-5761"></listing>
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===By car===
 
===By car===
 
* '''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 77/83''' - a co-signed road that goes to Harlingen, where it splits into US 77 toward Houston and US 83 toward Laredo.
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===By bus===
 
===By bus===
Brownsville Urban System [http://www.cob.us/bus/index.asp?conID=21] operates Monday through Saturday, 5:50AM to 8:26PM (except on major holidays).
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Brownsville Urban System [http://bmetro.cob.us/] operates Monday through Saturday, 5:50AM to 8:26PM (except on major holidays).
 
 
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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*BookBee [http://bookbee.com/]
 
*BookBee [http://bookbee.com/]
 
*Barnes & Noble University Bookstore
 
*Barnes & Noble University Bookstore
*Waldenbooks
 
 
*Rouge Comics
 
*Rouge Comics
  
 
===Mall===
 
===Mall===
*Sunrise Mall
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*[http://www.sunrisemalltx.com/ Sunrise Mall]
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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===Restaurants===
 
===Restaurants===
  
*'''Galleria Restaurant''', 3777 North Expressway, ''+1 956'' 547-1500
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*Galleria Restaurant, 3777 North Expressway, ''+1 956'' 547-1500
  
*Mister Taco!
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*Mister Taco
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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*Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grill
 
*Shenanigan's Irish Pub & Grill
 
*Stickman's Bar & Grill
 
*Stickman's Bar & Grill
*Hurricanes [http://www.myspace.com/hurricanesdbar]
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*Hurricanes
 
*Buffalo Wild Wings
 
*Buffalo Wild Wings
 
*Rack Daddy's
 
*Rack Daddy's
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==== Gay & Lesbian ====
 
==== Gay & Lesbian ====
  
*Valentinos Night Club [http://www.myspace.com/valentinos_night_club]
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*Valentinos Night Club
  
  
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* <sleep name="Best Western Rose Garden Inn" alt="" address="845 N Expressway 77/83" directions="" phone="+1 956 546-5501" email="" fax="+1 956 546-6474" url="http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=44377" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Best Western Rose Garden Inn" alt="" address="845 N Expressway 77/83" directions="" phone="+1 956 546-5501" email="" fax="+1 956 546-6474" url="http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=44377" price=""></sleep>
  
* <sleep name="Courtyard Brownsville" alt="" address="3955 North Expressway 77/83 · Brownsville, Texas 78520 USA" directions="" phone="1-956-350-4600" url="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/brocy-courtyard-brownsville/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+1 956 350-4678">Our Brownsville airport hotel features stylish, modern décor as well as free high-speed Internet access. Drop by our café for a hearty breakfast or dinner. Relax in our pool, fitness room, or patio/BBQ area. Then unwind in our bar and lounge. No transportation? No worries - we offer a complimentary shuttle within 5 miles of our hotel. </sleep>
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* <sleep name="Courtyard Brownsville" alt="" address="3955 North Expressway 77/83" directions="" phone="1-956-350-4600" url="http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/brocy-courtyard-brownsville/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+1 956 350-4678">Perfect for business or leisure travel, this hotel is located near UT Brownsville, Gladys Porter Zoo, Sunrise Mall and is a short drive from South Padre Island and Matamoros, Mexico. </sleep>
  
 
* <sleep name="Hawthorn Suites" alt="" address="3759 North Expressway" directions="" phone="+1 956 574-6900" email="[email protected]" fax="+1 956 574-6910" url="http://www.hawthorn.com/reservations/locationdetail.asp?facid=685" price=""></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Hawthorn Suites" alt="" address="3759 North Expressway" directions="" phone="+1 956 574-6900" email="[email protected]" fax="+1 956 574-6910" url="http://www.hawthorn.com/reservations/locationdetail.asp?facid=685" price=""></sleep>
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==Contact==
 
==Contact==
In case of an emergency dial 911.
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If you have any questions or need help planning your trip to Brownsville contact the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau at [http://www.brownsville.org www.brownsville.org] or by phone at (800) 626-2639.
  
 
==Cope==
 
==Cope==

Revision as of 14:30, 26 January 2018

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 US. 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 Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Brownsville–Harlingen–Raymondville Combined Statistical Area.

Get in

By plane

Brownsville is served by Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport (IATA: BRO). [25]

The following airlines serve Brownsville/South Padre Island Airport:

  • American Airlines, [1].
  • United Airlines, [2].

Climate

Brownsville has a humid subtropical climate. Despite being at the same latitude as Miami, a semi-tropical city, the wintertime lows are much cooler than Miami's due to being surrounded mostly by a land mass. Cold snaps are more often to hit Brownsville than they are to hit South Florida. Most of the year, however, sees very hot and humid weather. The ocean waters off of Brownsville are typically around 57F in the wintertime, and 90F in the summertime.

By bus

Many international options are available to arrive by bus into Brownsville. 11 intercity bus companies currently operate out of Brownsville’s bus terminal, La Plaza at Brownsville.

Intercity Bus Companies

  • Autobuses Americanos, +1 956 546-2264, [3].
  • El Expresso, +1 956 546-2264, [4].
  • Greyhound, +1 956 542-0469, [5].
  • Omnibus Express, +1 956 544-3391, [6].
  • Omnibus Mexicanos, +1 956 544-3391, [7].
  • Panamericanas, +1 956 541-5304, [8].
  • The KK Bus, +1 956 551-6975.
  • Tornado, +1 956 547-9052, [9].
  • Transpais, +1 956 544-0466, [10].
  • Van Go Tours, +1 956 982-2220, [11].
  • VTC, +1 956 546-2264, [12].

Regional Transit Agencies

  • Metro McAllen, +1 956 681-3500, [13].
  • Metro Connect, +1 956 681-3550, [14].
  • The Wave, +1 956 761-3864, [15].
  • Valley Metro, +1 956 969-5761, [16].

By car

  • 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

By bus

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

See

Architecture

  • International Bridge
  • Sabal Palm Audubon Center[27]
  • Old Federal Courthouse
  • Gorgas Science Foundation[28]

City Beaches

Museums

  • Brownsville Historical Association BHS [30]
  • Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts[31]
  • Children's Museum of Brownsville [32]
  • Confederate Air Force-Rgv [33]
  • Historic Brownsville Museum[34]
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park[35]

Zoo

  • Glady's Porter Zoo[36]

Do

Theater

  • The Camille Lightner Play [37]
  • Jacob Brown Auditorium [38]
  • The Arts Center [39]

Festivals

  • Charro Days Fiesta [40] This usually occurs the last week of February.
  • CineSol Film Festival
  • Sombrero Festival, [41]. 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

  • Fort Brown Memorial Gulf Course
  • Brownsville Gold Course

Learn

  • University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College UTB/TSC [42]
  • South Texas Vocational Technical Institute [43]

Buy

Bookstore

  • BookBee [44]
  • Barnes & Noble University Bookstore
  • Rouge Comics

Mall

Eat

Typically 15 percent is an acceptable tipping amount.

Restaurants

  • Galleria Restaurant, 3777 North Expressway, +1 956 547-1500
  • Mister Taco

Drink

Bars, Pubs and Billiard Parlors

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

Cafe

  • U-Mix Coffee & Juice Bar
  • 802 Café
  • Starbucks
  • Latus Café [45]
  • Kactus Café
  • New Courthouse Coffee Shop
  • Fina's Coffee Shop
  • International Coffee Shop
  • Rio Java Gourmet Coffee & Tea
  • Tunnel Café

Nighclubs

  • Karma Night Club [46]
  • EVOLUTION
  • Vertigo [47]
  • Club 151
  • Wink's Saloon, Grill & Roping Arena [48]

Gay & Lesbian

  • Valentinos Night Club


Cabaret

  • Stilettos Cabaret [49]

Sleep

Budget

  • Motel 6, 2255 North Expressway, +1 956 546-4699 (fax: +1 956 546-8982), [17].
  • Palace Inn Motel East, 7364 South Padre Island Hwy, +1 956 832-0202.

Mid-range

  • Best Western Rose Garden Inn, 845 N Expressway 77/83, +1 956 546-5501 (fax: +1 956 546-6474), [18].
  • Courtyard Brownsville, 3955 North Expressway 77/83, 1-956-350-4600 (fax: +1 956 350-4678), [19]. Perfect for business or leisure travel, this hotel is located near UT Brownsville, Gladys Porter Zoo, Sunrise Mall and is a short drive from South Padre Island and Matamoros, Mexico.
  • Hawthorn Suites, 3759 North Expressway, +1 956 574-6900 (, fax: +1 956 574-6910), [20].
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1985 North Expressway 83, +1 956 550-0666, [21].
  • Residence Inn Brownsville, 3975 N Expressway 83, +1 956 350-8100 (toll free: +1 888 267-8927, fax: +1 956 350-8101), [22].
  • Staybridge Suites, 2900 Pablo Kisel Blvd, +1 956 504-9500, [23].

Splurge

Student Housing

  • Village at Fort Brown [50]

Contact

If you have any questions or need help planning your trip to Brownsville contact the Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.brownsville.org or by phone at (800) 626-2639.

Cope

Consulates

  • Mx-flag.png Mexico, 724 E Elizabeth & 7th Sts, +1 956 542-4431 (fax: +1 956 542-7267), [24].

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