Tucked right along the Mexican border and only 90 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico, the city of McAllen offers a rich cultural experience. Guests of our McAllen hotels can enjoy the best the Rio Grande Valley has to offer with trips to the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, The Zone amusement park and the International Museum of Art and Science.
Visitors to our McAllen accommodations between September and April should schedule a stroll on the McAllen Art Walk held on the first Friday of every month. Those traveling to the region during the mid-September can also enjoy the BorderFest celebration for several days of live music, rides and car shows.
Travelers looking to spend their time exploring both sides of the border will be enjoying a ride on the Los Ebanos Ferry—the only public transport boat that crosses the Rio Grande between McAllen and Gustavo Diaz Ordaz in Mexico. And, no trip to the border would be complete without a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, so grab a table at Palenque Grill or The Patio on Guerra for an unforgettable meal. Guests of our McAllen hotels are also encouraged to experience the city’s fine shopping in the 10th Street district.