(CNN) — When celebrating the Cinco de Mayo holiday, would you like a more authentic Mexican experience than simply ordering a margarita and chips and salsa at the local sports bar?
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day, which was September 16, 1810.
Check out these places in the United States full of echoes of their Mexican past. They make a good travel destination during Cinco de Mayo or any time of year:
Remember the Alamo and more!
The March 6, 1836 battle between Mexican troops and Texas revolutionaries is known among descendants of the Republic of Texas as a great fight against impossible odds. The Mexican troops crushed the revolutionaries, but the Texans fought back victoriously later that year, and the Republic of Texas was born.