McAllen Convention and Visitors Bureau

McAllen, Texas is on the move. We’re glad you’re moving through our City and invite you to stay to enjoy some or all of what we have to offer – world-class nature tourism, the best shopping in South Texas, nearly 700 restaurants, outstanding arts and entertainment opportunities, great sporting and outdoor activities, enchanting cultural diversity and a lively spirit that you’ll notice and appreciate. McAllen has grown and developed from an agricultural based economy to a strong retail, manufacturing and trade center. Today, McAllen is one of the fastest growing cities in America. The City and surrounding areas have a population of 750,000. It’s located in the Rio South Texas region that has a total population of nearly 2.5 million. Drive 150 miles from McAllen and the population jumps to 10 million. No wonder McAllen is part of an area that’s now the 3rd largest market in Texas and the 23rd largest market in the United States. McAllen – it really is the right place to be.