Welcome! To McAllen, the City of Palms, and Much, Much more.
Already recognized internationally as one of the fastest growing cities in America, and one of the friendliest cities in America, McAllen is proud to proclaim that it must now also be recognized as a prime destination city for conventions, conferences, and meetings. The McAllen Convention Center, opened in March 2007, offers 172,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space. With abundant hotel rooms and a myriad of restaurants, attractions and destinations eager to "show off" for visitors, McAllen is ready, willing and able to handle almost any event, large or small. Even before the Convention Center was finished, many other groups have already committed to bringing their conventions to McAllen. They include the NAACP (2007), the American Legion (2009), Catholic Daughters of America (2009), Partners in Flight (2008) and Rotary District 5930 (2007).
Located just ten miles from Mexico, McAllen has for decades boasted a culture that is warm, inviting, friendly and welcoming. We enjoy the best of both worlds, the charm of Mexico and the amenities of the U.S. Our climate is tropical, our facilities, hospitality industry, and our service will delight you.
Exciting, Affordable and Accessible: Visitors to McAllen and the surrounding communities enjoy museums such as the International Museum of Art & Science as well as the Museum of South Texas History. Art and working artists are available at the McAllen Creative Incubator and numerous galleries. Shopping is available on the same site as the new Convention Center and in nearby Reynosa and Progreso, Mexico. McAllen is one of the least expensive cities in America in which to live or to visit. Hotel room rates are generally less than in interior cities. We are easy to get to, with jet service from American, Continental and Delta in McAllen and Southwest nearby. We invite you to visit. We know you will be delighted. Give us a call.