McAllen’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions

Located Just Minutes Away From the Most Popular Attractions in McAllen

Located in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley, McAllen is a popular destination among outdoorsmen, eco adventurers, nature photographers and devoted birdwatchers. But it’s not just about the great outdoors. McAllen features a cosmopolitan side with great restaurants, upscale shopping, antique stores and world-class museums and cultural attractions.

During your visit to Smart iStay Hotel McAllen, our friendly staff is happy to offer recommendations on local attractions, activities and things to do.

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La Plaza Mall

Distance: One min From Hotel
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The Rio Grande Valley’s premier shopping destination features over 150 specialty shops, including BCBG MAXAZRIA, Marciano, Michael Kors and Pandora, as well as more traditional retailers like Express, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret and Aéropostale.

Quinta Mazatlán

Distance: Three min From Hotel
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This 1930’s country estate features a historic Spanish Revival hacienda amidst lush tropical landscaping, native woodlands, botanical gardens and 15 acres of bird habitats. In addition to bird watching seminars, natural history tours and native plant walks, Quinta Mazatlán offers event space for meetings, weddings and social functions. 

McAllen Performing Arts Center

Distance: 15 min From Hotel
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Located next to the McAllen Convention Center, this all-new, state-of-the-art facility stages a wide variety of nationally recognized music, dance and theater performances. Productions range from Broadway shows to local dance, theater and performance groups. 

McAllen Convention Center

Distance: 15 min From Hotel
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The McAllen Convention Center is the Rio Grande Valley’s premier event destination with over 174,000 square feet of meeting space encompassing a 60,000-square-foot column-free exhibit hall, four ballrooms and 16 breakout rooms.

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1921 S. 10th St., McAllen, Texas 78503.