The vision of the Visit McKinney is to attract visitors and travelers to McKinney.
The mission of Visit McKinney is to generate economic impact by marketing McKinney to event planners and leisure travelers.
For the third year in a row, readers of Convention South, a publication and website for meeting and event professionals, honored the Visit McKinney with a Readers’ Choice Award. Convention South readers bestowed the designation upon Visit McKinney for exhibiting excellence, creativity, and professionalism in the meetings and conventions industry. Earlier that award year (2018), Visit McKinney launched a digital-only "Meeting Planners Guide" which replaced the previous version that was composed mostly of downloadable materials. Now when meeting professionals need information about hosting meetings in McKinney, everything is at their fingertips.
In 2015, Convention South named McKinney among their top 50 most improved or new locations for meetings and conferences.
More Acclaim for McKinney
Texas Highways Top 40 Destinations
McKinney was ranked #17 on Texas Highways Magazine's Best Destination Top 40 list in 2014.
Located just 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney offers visitors the perfect getaway destination, with its tree-lined streets, historic downtown and tight-knit community giving this fast-growing city a friendly, small-town feel despite the city's population of nearly 190,000 in January 2019. Home to one of the state’s largest historic districts, McKinney’s charm and comfortable pace is quite different from the metroplex’s urban sprawl. These attributes prompted Money Magazine to select McKinney as is #1 Best Place to Live in America in 2014.