Welcome, Daytrippers!

We invite you to check out our website to help you plan your day trip - or better yet, make it a weekend, to McKinney to celebrate the city's Arts in Bloom family festival, a celebration of arts and wine! Here, you'll find more than 140 juried artists and a local art tent displaying and selling fine art, wine tastings from more than a dozen area wineries, live music, and kids' arts and recreational activities. The event takes place April 12-14. You'll find complete festival information on the city's website.


Don't Miss the Tiny Doors

Birds & Words Tiny Door - wooden door with twigs and mossWhile you're in Downtown McKinney, make sure to check out our Tiny Doors, a permanent public art installation featuring 80-plus small pieces of art. Whimsical and captivating, these miniature pieces of art are hidden throughout the historic downtown square. A cooperative installation between McKinney Main Street, Visit McKinney, and a collection of local artists and downtown businesses, this is a one-of-a-kind example of public art that adds so much to the charm of McKinney's Downtown Historic District. Can you find them all? 


West McKinney Entertainment Districts

District 121 from above_drone shot_sunsetMake sure to stop at McKinney's two newest entertainment districts where you'll find fantastic cuisine and wide open lawn areas with amphitheater stages for live music and events. Visit Hub 121 for spots like Chopshop McKinney Sports Garage, Wine a Little McKinney, Breakfast Club 51, and the Elwood BFD, and visit District 121 across the street to dine at Mi Cocina, Bob's Steak & Chophouse, Common Table, and more.


TUPPS Brewery's New Venue & Facility

New TUPPS Brewery facility and venueJust opened in March 2024, TUPPS Brewery's new cutting-edge facility and venue features vibrant events including live music, handcrafted brews, delicious cuisine, a coffee roastery, adult and kid play areas, and more, providing a space fostering community connections and brewing innovation. Come taste the essence of Texas in every sip and embrace the spirit of local craftsmanship.


New Visitors Guide

Tabletop with hands holding the Visitors Guide and a small plant and cell phone lying on the tableTo plan your visit to McKinney, we invite you to explore our website, or check out our newly-released McKinney Visitors Guide. Find the digital version HERE, something you may flip through or download. And if you'd like a hardcopy version you can hold and leaf through, fill out our contact form and we'll mail one directly to you. 


Below are links to our dining and attractions, information about upcoming events taking place in McKinney, and links to our hotels. 

We know you'll have a memorable experience in McKinney. We'd love to meet you, so we invite you to stop in at the Visitors Center, 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney, while you're in town and tell us you saw our festival in The Daytripper newsletter!