Discover exciting things to do in and around McAllen

Ride the free airport shuttle from the MFE airport to the Radisson, drop your bags in your hotel room, and explore a variety of fun things to do around McAllen. You can spend an afternoon scoring designer finds at La Plaza Mall, located within walking distance, or you can find fashionable items at a discounted price at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets, just 30 minutes away. Want to explore the great outdoors? Stop by Quinta Mazatlan or the National Butterfly Center, two organizations known for their dedication to protecting the wildlife of South Texas. If you’re here on business, you’ll appreciate being within 10 minutes of trade shows at the McAllen Convention Center.

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Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets

21.46 mi / 34.53 km from the hotel
Find great deals on tons of name-brand stores, including Coach, Michael Kors, and Columbia Factory Store.

Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle National Shrine

5.02 mi / 8.07 km from the hotel
One of the most visited shrines in the country, this basilica dedicated to Our Lady of San Juan del Valle welcomes more than a million visitors each year.

International Museum of Art & Science

4.43 mi / 7.14 km from the hotel
Discover more than 8,000 specimens and works of art at the International Museum, widely regarded as the premier art and science museum in South Texas. Kids love the award-winning watershed exhibit and NASA's Science on a Sphere exhibit.

La Plaza Mall

0.47 mi / 0.76 km from the hotel
This spacious mall features more than 150 stores and restaurants, including Coach, Dillard's, and Armani Exchange.

McAllen Convention Center

2.27 mi / 3.66 km from the hotel
This multipurpose facility offers 174,000 square feet of exhibit halls, ballrooms, conference rooms, and other meeting spaces in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley.

McAllen Performing Arts Center

2.1 mi / 3.39 km from the hotel
Located beside the McAllen Convention Center, the McAllen Performing Arts Center is Texas's most technologically advanced arts venue south of San Antonio. Join 1,800 other spectators for thrilling musicals and concerts.

National Butterfly Center

5.49 mi / 8.84 km from the hotel
Formerly an onion field, the National Butterfly Center is now a 100-acre habitat where more than 200 species of butterflies live uncaged and free to roam among the visitors.

Nuevo Progreso

19.5 mi / 31.39 km from the hotel
Join the millions of people who cross the border to shop and dine in Mexico each year. Have a blast perusing six blocks of sidewalk sales, dining options, and live music venues.

Palms Crossing

1.98 mi / 3.19 km from the hotel
This outdoor shopping center next door to the McAllen Convention Center offers popular stores and restaurants like Barnes & Noble and P.F. Chang's.

Quinta Mazatlan

0.27 mi / 0.43 km from the hotel
Visit one of the largest adobe structures in Texas and learn about birds, plants, and environmental stewardship as you tour the nature sanctuary. The World Birding Center is home to more than 100 different species.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

9.5 mi / 15.29 km from the hotel
Attend a Vaquero game and tour this beautiful school that the Arbor Day Foundation has repeatedly named a Tree Campus. UTRGV is best known for its technology degrees and School of Medicine.

South Padre Island

65.88 mi / 106.02 km from the hotel
Take a day trip to the barrier island of South Padre to enjoy beach activities, great dining, shopping, and a vibrant nightlife.