McKinney, Texas is a lovely city north of Dallas. The town has so much to offer visitors and residents alike it’s impossible to list everything in one article. That’s why I’ve come up with this short guide to help you get started on your journey!
Flights can be expensive depending on what time of year you go. Sometimes it can be cheaper to drive if you want an adventure, but all in all, driving is the best way to get there.
Renting a car
If you’re planning on renting a car (which I highly recommend!) many companies offer them at McKinney’s airport: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, and Hertz.
Where to stay
There are several hotels and motels around, especially if you’re willing to travel a bit from downtown or have kids with you that need their rooms! My personal favorite is the Hyatt Place Mall of America, which isn’t too far from downtown and has an indoor pool and great breakfasts.
But it’s probably best to let you check them out for yourself! Just google ‘hotels in McKinney’ and you’ll be bombarded with lots of options
McKinney has a lovely downtown area, with tons of shops and art galleries. There’s a nice park located in the center of it all, and if you’re feeling adventurous why not take a stroll down the Santa Fe Trail?
- Visit McKinney National Wildlife Refuge
The McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is a fantastic place for a day out. You can go fishing or hunting (if you have a license), feed animals, explore nature, and see the best views McKinney has to offer.
Make sure you book your tickets in advance though, because they do sell out quickly!
- Take a trip on McKinney’s River Walk
McKinney’s River Walk is a canal that runs through downtown. You can get on at two points: one near the high school (which is a bit more peaceful), and one near the Police Department (which is very lively). You can also see McKinney Falls which is a good place to take some great pictures.