Top 5 Things to do in McAllen for the Whole Family

Flyer of things to do in McAllen this summer.

Your Family and Fun

We are approaching the near end of summer, and with back to school just around the corner, it’ll be hard to maintain the stress piling up around your household. It’s not yet time for the kids to go back to school, but you’re torn about wanting to spend quality family time before starting the routines again.

Here are a few ideas on how to rescue your family from the near-end summertime blues. 

5 Things to do with your Family

Family fun time shouldn’t have to be stressful, instead, try these family fun activities you can do with your family. Spending time with your family should be rejuvenating and exciting. Before you know it, your family will be laughing and smiling all the way to when they get back to school.

1. Go on a Picnic

Planning a picnic on the weekend or even during the week is only part of the fun. Letting your kids cook, preparing your own food, or even just buying some fast food and settling down near a park can be very refreshing. 


Firemen’s Park

McAllen parks and pools

Hiking and Biking Trails

2. Try new food or cuisine

Whether it’s expensive McAllen restaurants or a new fast-food place that opened up, grab a bite with your family. Discover the latest restaurants on our Facebook and Instagram feeds! Follow us and we’ll keep you updated.

Also try local favorite cuisines:

  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Peruvian
  • Mediterranean
  • Chinese and Vietnamese

3. Try a New Activity Together

If you and your family are bored and need to get out of the house, then now is the time to try something new. Take your family:

4. Go On a Photo Walk

Have a family photo day by taking photos while you go for a walk. The destination doesn’t matter when it comes to spending quality time with your family, but we have a few recommendations!

  • Selfie museum
  • Any McAllen Park
  • McAllen convention center grounds
  • Hidden spots featured on our Instagram!

5. Stay and Vacay! 

You don’t have to travel upstate for a peaceful getaway. Instead, stay where you live and pick a local hotel to stay in. Great idea for a date-weekend! Check out these luxury spots!

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