There are a number of handsome historic buildings in Del Rio. A free brochure that describes and locates some three dozen buildings constructed between 1869 and 1929 is available at the chamber of commerce's visitor center. San Felipe Springs offers a nice walk along crystal-clear water; the best access point is at the Creekwalk at Moore Park, Calderon Boulevard and De La Rosa Street, where you'll find a spring-fed swimming pool and a small amphitheater.

Many visitors to Del Rio take an excursion across the border to Ciudad Acuña, a small Mexican city where you'll find a main street lined with shops offering a variety of leather goods, pottery, woven items, jewelry, and other products, plus a number of good restaurants. As with most border towns, American currency is welcome at practically all businesses in Ciudad Acuña. Driving isn't a problem, but walking is a bit of a struggle, especially on hot days. If you want to leave your car in the U.S., catch a ride with City Taxi (tel. 830/775-6344). Note: Be sure to carry your passport if you cross the border. As of 2008, passports are required for reentry into the U.S.

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