McAllen Travel Guide
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McAllen Travel Guide
Where is McAllen?
Before taking off on your epic adventure to McAllen, it's probably a good idea to know where it is first. (It could also save you from an embarrassing conversation when your friends ask exactly where you're going!)
This destination is about 280 miles south of the capital of Texas, Austin. McAllen is also 11 miles north of Reynosa.
It shouldn't be too tricky to meet new people in this part of South Texas Plains. It's home to around some 130,000 locals.
Places to Visit in McAllen
While you're in town, we strongly suggest adding the International Museum of Art and Science and the McAllen Botanical Gardens to your sightseeing list.Are your travel dates flexible? Take a look at what's happening over the next few months at McAllen Convention Center and time your stay with an event that's of interest. Need some more options? For a lot of travelers, a vacation isn't a vacation without a few hours or more at the mall. Make your way to La Plaza Mall where you can devote a day to exploring its impressive selection of retailers and eateries. But there's more! Among this area's well-known historic attractions is Quinta Mazatlan. Make sure to include it on your itinerary.
Car Rentals in McAllen
Crank up the volume on your favorite driving tunes and discover McAllen from the freedom of your own set of wheels. You'll find some of the most affordable car rentals in McAllen on Orbitz.
Collect your vehicle from Dollar Rent A Car at Miller International Airport and you can go directly from the terminal to the highway.
Enterprise is located right in the heart of the city at 2500 South Bicentennial. This makes it a fantastic option for those staying central.
Where to stay in McAllen – Hotel Accommodation
Lock in your hotel in McAllen
as soon as possible and begin organizing the remainder of your incredible vacation. Orbitz presently lists 54 accommodations available in this destination.The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel McAllen
and Drury Inn & Suites McAllen
are a few fabulous lodging options in this area.
Nearest Airports to McAllen
Tighten your seatbelt! You'll soon be reaching Miller International Airport (MFE), the best airport for McAllen. The terminal is 1 mile to the south of the downtown area and could be the starting point of your incredible vacation.
Popular Places to Visit Near McAllen
If you have a spare day or two and don't mind traveling 30 miles, check out Combes
. This happening destination is teeming with things to see and do. If you want to spend the whole day in the area, stop by the Iwo Jima Monument in the morning. Then hop on over to Victor Park and the Tony Butler Municipal Golf Course. If this doesn't appeal, try Harlingen
. Just 35 miles away, this destination is home to more noteworthy attractions including the Treasure Hills Golf Club, the Museums of San Benito and the Rio Grande Valley Museum. Spend the day here to get to all of them!
No Cancellation Fees
Has life taken an unexpected turn recently? Really need to cancel or amend your booking? No problems — we don't expect you to pay a fee.^ Bear in mind that your selected airline and hotel might charge you one though, so get on to them quickly!