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Top Finds

Our local knowledge means you’re never far from an authentic local experience when you choose to stay with Renaissance Hotels.

Hand-picked recommendations from around the world.

Looking for Chinese street food in London? How about boutiques in Long Beach? Or a pop-up speakeasy in Chicago?

Throw away the guidebook and get connected to what the locals know. Whatever you want to experience on your trip, we’re plugged in and on hand to help you explore the neighborhood.

Our Navigators have curated a list of some of the most fascinating ‘must do’ experiences from each of our Hotels’ neighborhoods.

We’ve collected memorable must-sees for every one of our destinations around the globe, giving you the inside scoop on the best each Renaissance Hotel location has to offer.

Tierra Dulce

Visit this boutique and marvel at their handcrafted home accessories on sale. No two items may be alike, but they are all beautiful.
Tierra Dulce is a downtown McAllen shop specializing in unique home accessories. An interesting array of handcrafted items are on their shelves, each piece being one-of-a-kind. A constantly-updating inventory includes artwork and furnishings by local artisans. In addition to these locally-crafted pieces, they boast a large collection of antiques from all across the world.
Address: 410 Ash Avenue, McAllen, 78501, TX, United States
Phone: +1 956 683 9949
Hotel: Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel
Distance: 0.7 mi
shop / 0.7 mi

House Wine & Bistro

At this romantic wine bar-restaurant you can buy wine by the bottle or case. Or enjoy a glass on the couches in their lounge area.
House Wine & Bistro stands out as a lovely gem in this unassuming neighborhood. Husband and wife team, Larry and Jessica Delgado, share their passion for wine and good food. With over 130 wines offered by the glass, bottle or case, oenophiles are sure to find something they like. The contemporary menu is crafted to go with the wine, so do ask your server for recommendations.
Address: 1117 West US Highway, Business 83, McAllen, 78501, TX, United States
Phone: +1 956 994 8331
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM,Friday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 AM,Saturday from 12:00 PM to 02:00 AM
Hotel: Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel
Distance: 1.6 mi
drink / 1.6 mi

Karlas Jewelry & Gifts

This boutique offers an impressive selection of sterling silver jewelry that its friendly staff will be more than willing to show you.
Founded in 1984, Karlas features a wide selection of handmade jewelry. Inside this warm and classy establishment you'll find wall-to-wall displays of bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. Some pieces are marked down to 65 percent off, so there's usually something for everyone's budget. In addition to jewelry, this boutique has expanded to include other accessories and home decor. Occasionally, special events are held here with food and wine, so you can truly enjoy yourself as you peruse each aisle.
Address: 4915 North 10th Street, McAllen, 78504, TX, United States
Phone: +1 956 630 1771
Hotel: Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel
Distance: 3.3 mi
shop / 3.3 mi

Oh Kay's!

At Oh Kay’s, you’ll find a wide variety of creative glassware, appliances and home décor items. This is a good place for wedding registries.
Oh Kay's! is a great place to find that perfect gift. Owned by Kay Jancik, this store is renowned for its fun atmosphere and hands-on service. Browse through their one-of-a-kind collection that is curated from across the world. On their shelves are unique glassware, home decor, colorful handbags and handmade jewelry. Some of the brands they carry include MacKenzie-Childs, Jon Hart and Juliska. Do take recommendations from their friendly staff.
Address: 4300 North 10th Street, Suite C, McAllen, 78504, TX, United States
Phone: +1 956 686 1264
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Hotel: Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel
Distance: 2.9 mi
shop / 2.9 mi

The Blue Onion

Feast on healthy yet delicious Mediterranean-inspired food in a friendly ambiance. Order their hummus, gyros and innovative salads.
The Blue Onion is a great place for the health conscious in McAllen. Best known for their creative salads, select from pecan smoked fajita, shrimp and feta, or grilled chicken kinds. They also offer delicious wraps, po’boys and classic pizzas with a weekly list of specialties. Quick service and a friendly atmosphere explain the crowds during lunch hours. Kids get their own special menu while value-for-money combo platters are a party favorite.
Address: 925 Dove Avenue, McAllen, 78504, TX, United States
Phone: +1 956 682 9884
Hotel: Casa De Palmas Renaissance McAllen Hotel
Distance: 3.8 mi
food / 3.8 mi