Get from Laredo, Texas into Mexico via Nuevo Laredo with minimal fuss. Like other border cities, Nuevo Laredo suffers from its share of drug trafficking and related complications, but to shop on the cheap and catch some authentic Mexican cuisine, this is an easy option.
Get crafts and other souvenirs at the local markets or a feel for a national pastime at a bullfight before sinking into a taco. If you aren't planning to linger in north Mexico, find buses from Nuevo Laredo down to Mexico City or head over to the coast for sea and sun.
Nuevo Laredo is just across the river from Laredo, Texas and 429 miles north of Zacatecas.