Choose McAllen

McAllen is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. It is an incredible city with vibrant energy that people find revitalizing when they visit. It's this energy that drives the business, education, shopping, and health industry ahead in Texas.

Whether you’re planning an intimate corporate retreat or a large conference, we have the meeting space to fit your needs and keep you coming back time and time again. Make McAllen your choice to host any special event.

1 Weather

The sub-tropical climate and mild Gulf breezes are a delight that create warm temperatures all year, making McAllen the optimal meeting space, any time of year. South Padre Island, just a little over an hour away, provides miles of sandy beaches, fresh ocean air and the warm waves of the Gulf of Mexico.

2 McAllen Convention Center

The 18.5 acre complex features a 60,000 sq. ft. column-free exhibit hall and over 26,000 sq. ft. of meeting space in four ballrooms and up to 16 breakout rooms. The elegant building also features world-class banquet services and advanced audio-visual solutions. The picturesque reflecting pool and Palm Court Lobby will leave a lasting impression on convention and meeting attendees.

3 Hotels

McAllen has plenty of places to stay to choose from. There are over 2,400 hotel rooms in the local area. You’re sure to find a room to suit all your needs.

4 Mexico

Moments from international bridges, the McAllen area is fused with two cultures. McAllen blends the best of Mexico and Texas, creating a wonderful ambiance, delicious cuisine and unique regional music. On any given day you can enjoy a Mariachi or listen to good jazz, while tasting some of the best Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine in the country.

5 Dining

Whether you are in the mood for sophisticated gourmet dining by candlelight, casual cuisine, or our popular Mexican food, you’ll find it in McAllen. Many of McAllen’s most exquisite dining experiences are in close proximity to the McAllen Convention Center.

6 Airport

The McAllen Miller International Airport is about an 8-minute drive to the McAllen Convention Center. With approximately 4 flights to Houston per day and 2 flights to Orlando per day, McAllen is a perfect destination to have your meetings and conferences and experience a taste of Southern Texas.

7 McAllen CVB

The Convention Facilities Department of the McAllen Convention and Visitor Bureau serves as a liaison between the Meeting Planner and the community. Once your meeting is booked, the McAllen Convention and Visitor Bureau becomes your "office away from home" by directing you to the resources that will assure a successful meeting.

8 Shoppers Paradise

McAllen is famous for its prime shopping. With over 40 retail centers, McAllen ranks number one in the nation for retail sales per capital. The new Palms Crossing shopping center is conveniently located in walking distance from the McAllen Convention Center.

9 Entertainment

There are a total of 17 golf courses in the area, and plenty of outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and birding. If you’re looking to unwind, check out the Entertainment District in Downtown McAllen to see some of the City’s most popular hotspots.

10 South Texas Hospitality
Texans are well known for their kindness and you’ll find classic South Texas hospitality right here in McAllen.
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