Young and old alike will be captivated with the curious creatures that live at Gladys Porter Zoo.
It's in Brownsville, roughly 300 miles (483 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Austin.
You'll find 6 accommodations situated within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of Gladys Porter Zoo. Just 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, you can kick back and relax at the Magnuson Hotel Brownsville. Some others are the Boca Chica Inn & Suites Brownsville, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, and the Americas Best Value Inn-Brownsville/South Padre Island, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.
If you have always felt that traveling the world is actually more about appreciating enlightening destinations than staying in fancy establishments, take a look at the budget accommodations that are a short commute away. You can find the Texas Inn South Padre Island Airport Hotel and the La Copa Inn Brownsville a reasonable distance away.
Is your camera full but your belly empty? You can follow the scent of coffee 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) and settle in for a hot beverage at 7th and Park (1554 East 7th Street, Brownsville). Tummy still rumbling? Book a table at Chicken Run BBQ (1552 Palm Boulevard #18, Brownsville,) a splendid local eatery.