National Tourism Week 2021

NTTW-logo_2021-COLORIt's that time of year again - the week when McKinney residents are encouraged to "be tourists here in their own town!"

 Visit McKinney will, as always, celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week during the first full week of May.

And we love helping increase our locals' knowledge of all our city has to offer so you can be the best possible ambassadors when sharing the McKinney experience with visiting family and friends.

Last year's celebration, due to COVID, was all virtual and we hope you had a chance to utilize all the virtual tour links and information during your lock-down with your family. 

Here is what we have in store for you this year for National Travel & Tourism Week:

downtown Tennessee_rooflineFree Historic Walking Tours with Guy Giersch: Leaving each day of that week (May 3-7) at 2:30 p.m. from the Visitors Center at 200 W. Virginia. We're asking guests to register on Eventbrite, but it is not required. Here are links to each day's free walking tour tickets:


Downtown Scavenger Hunts
Want to try your hand at super-sleuthing? Try out one of our scavenger hunts - one made up of objects and places to find, and another with clues to decipher. Enjoy!

TiByron committed photocket Giveaways
We'll be giving away tickets on our Facebook and Instagram accounts to the AT&T Byron Nelson on Saturday, May 15, and to next week's Run for the Rose' 5K on Saturday, May 8. And there maybe more. 

Click here for ticket giveaway rules!

Sign Up for our Weekend Update Newsletter!
The best way to be informed on what's coming up in McKinney each weekend is through our Weekend Update newsletter. It goes out every Wednesday morning 
and contains details and links to events coming up that weekend as well as teasers and links for future events. Sign up for it HERE. (Rest assured we never share or sell our email list to anyone, and you can opt-out at any time.)

branding screen captureLaunch of a new Visual Identity for Visit McKinney
Locals will be seeing the new branding on Visit McKinney swag, social media accounts, videos on the monitor in the front window of the Visitors Center, and in our weekly newsletter.

Public Safety Appreciation Day
Each year, Visit McKinney hosts its special Public Safety Appreciation Day on the Tuesday of National Travel & Tourism Week. During what has become a favorite event of the staff for the past 10 years, Visit McKinney will again pay tribute to the city’s fire, police, and other first responders and emergency personnel by providing lunch for them at the Public Safety Building.

“McKinney’s first responders keep our residents and visitors safe every day, and we love the opportunity to show them our appreciation by taking lunch to them!” Guerra said.

Proclamation from the Mayor 
Also on Tuesday, May 4, Mayor George Fuller will present a proclamation to the Visit McKinney staff during the City Council regular session meeting, declaring May 2-8 to be National Travel & Tourism Week in McKinney. The proclamation touches on some of the crucial economic impacts the tourism industry has on McKinney.

More information about Visit McKinney and details about National Travel & Tourism Week events are available by calling 214-544-1407 or stopping by the Visitors Center at 200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney.