Plan Your Visit


Getting here is only half the fun - staying, eating and shopping here is the other half.

Where to Eat

Delicious dining choices in every corner of Allen. Trust us. We eat here every day.
You may want to leave your belt buckle at home because at Allen Event Center, you have a variety of food options to temp your taste buds. From local favorites like the Allen Station Grill to traditional arena concessions like the All American Dog and CiCi’s Pizza to the exclusive and personalized catering available on our premium level, you’ll definitely want to bring your appetite.

With over 35 choices at The Village at Allen and The Village at Fairview, you can also grab a bite before or after your visit to Allen Event Center. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Dodie’s Place Sports Grill, Uncle Julio’s Fine Mexican Food and the Cotton Patch Café are just a few of the full-service restaurants that are all within walking distance. If it’s your sweet tooth calling, try Bliss Cupcakes & Confections. Saxbys Coffee or Yumilcious for just the icing on the cake.

Where to Shop

In Allen, shopping is both an art and a competition sport. So grab your wallet... and your nunchucks.
Allen Event Center is set among some of the greatest retail centers ever built - The Village at Allen and, just across the street, The Village at Fairview. All of your favorites are just a credit card swipe away - Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, SuperTarget, T.J. Maxx, The Container Store, Dillards, Macy’s, JCPenney. You may even find some new favorites like Hemispheres, Movie Trading Company and James Avery Jewelers. 

You can also take a breather for a little extra “me-time.” ImageNation Salons & Med Spa and Villa Nails & Spa are close at hand and ready to get your glamour on!

Take a jump across US 75 and you’ll find Allen Premium Outlets loaded with designer brands and bargains. A few miles south of The Village at Allen, Watters Creek at Montgomery Farms is a unique, resort-style shopping center filled with a variety of retail shops and restaurants.

Where to Stay

Allen’s seven hotels offer over 830 guestrooms and more than 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Definitely enough for you and your friends... and their friends, friends.
Allen has many hotels near Allen Event Center from the most respected brands in the industry. Allen Event Center sponsors Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Allen at Allen Event Center, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites and LaQuinta Inn & Suites are conveniently located near exceptional shopping and dining and offer free parking for guests and motor coaches.

Visit Allen Convention and Visitors Bureau to select the best property for your needs. Hilton Garden Inn