Why Choose Our Destination?
Hi. Allen here. We’re the not-too-big, definitely not-too-small community just north of Dallas that offers a bit of everything for everyone. Do you have a group that’s in need of a place to get together? Well look no further, we’ve got everything you need. If you’re planning a company outing or convention, we’ve got you covered. From meeting rooms to auditoriums, our two convention hotels, Courtyard by Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn, offer nearly 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Of course, we’ve got many other options for your group’s get-together, including the more than 7,000-seat Allen Event Center. Allen Event Center is more than just a great place to meet. This state-of-the-art multipurpose facility hosts concerts, family entertainment and conventions. This flexible venue is home to hockey, indoor football and arena soccer teams. The building can also be converted to host everything from sports tournaments and rodeos to tradeshows with booths and large dinners with a stage for entertainment. No matter how big the event, parking is always free! After you’re done meeting you’ll definitely want to check out the shopping! Our shopping centers offer a little bit of everything from savvy savings at Allen Premium Outlets to exclusive boutiques at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm to an exciting mix of restaurants and shops at The Village at Allen to the outdoorsman’s paradise, Cabela’s. Starting to get hungry? Good. We’ve got more than 180 restaurants offering an assortment of delicious dishes. Add in some live music and award-winning patio dining and call it a night. After all that, you’ll probably need some rest. With more than 830 guest rooms at seven name-brand hotels, you’ll find just the right space to spend some quality time with us.
Distance from airport
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
51.5 km from city center
- Dallas Love Field Airport
41.84 km from city center
- Collin County Regional Airport
12.87 km from city center
Allen Premium Outlets
The Courses at Watters Creek
Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
The Village at Allen and The Village at Fairview
Watters Creek Convention Center
Opening in December 2018, Watters Creek Convention Center reflects the energy of booming North Dallas and the friendly, natural environment Allen is known for. Located 30 minutes from downtown Dallas and an easy drive from DFW International.
- Exhibit space3,716 sq. mTotal meeting space8,361 sq. m