Destination guide

The lively city of McAllen awaits you

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to McAllen. This city's shopping, sporting events and restaurants draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions such as McAllen Botanical Gardens and International Museum of Art and Science. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around McAllen

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes McAllen a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palm View Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Shary Municipal Golf Course (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Los Lagos Golf Club (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Reynosa Cultural Park (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Valley Nature Center (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Tierra Santa Golf Club (15.2 mi / 24.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in McAllen

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, McAllen is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • McAllen Botanical Gardens (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (10 mi / 16 km)
  • Fireman's Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Zinnia Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Anzalduas Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around McAllen

Fly into McAllen, TX (MFE-Miller Intl.), the closest airport, located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Reynosa, Tamaulipas (REX-General Lucio Blanco Intl.), which is 13.2 mi (21.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around McAllen?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 65 holiday lettings around McAllen. From 35 Houses to 7 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to McAllen?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in McAllen. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • La Plaza Mall: 64 holiday lettings
  • Palms Crossing: 63 holiday lettings
  • South Texas College: 63 holiday lettings
  • State Farm Arena: 65 holiday lettings
  • Douglas Clark Sculpture Studio: 64 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around McAllen listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in McAllen?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 35 Houses in McAllen. Our other popular types of McAllen holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 5 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in McAllen?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 29 holiday homes with pool available in McAllen. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.