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Visit Monterrey’s waterfalls, canyons and shops

A city where natural beauty and urban attractions converge, Monterrey offers plenty of things to do with its delightful mix of parks, waterfalls, canyons, art museums and family-oriented attractions. The Radisson hotel lies in the San Jerónimo neighborhood, just west of downtown and within easy reach of local businesses as well as attractions such as the Alfa Planetarium and the Museum of Mexican History. You can stroll across the highway to shop for new business attire at Galerías Monterrey or drive just three miles to the Museum of Contemporary Art to glimpse works by regional and international artists. In town to attend business expos? Three convention centers are within 12 miles of the hotel, including Centro Convex, just six miles away.

Arts and culture:

  • Museum of Mexican History (2.9 miles)
    Permanent and temporary art exhibits containing artifacts from ancient times to the 20th century offer insights into Mexican culture at this museum. Don’t miss the collection of 16th-century ivory carvings and the walk-in train that’s a big hit with kids.
    Phone: +52 (81) 2033-9898
  • Monterrey Museum of Contemporary Art (3.1 miles)
    Spend a day browsing this museum’s 11 gallery halls and outdoor sculpture garden. The Central Patio features a water fountain, and you can pause for a snack at the restaurant or visit the gift shop for a memento on the way out.
    Phone: +52 (81) 8262-4500
  • horno3 (11.8 miles)
    Dedicated to the region’s contribution to the steel industry, this interactive museum takes visitors through a former blast furnace now filled with science and technology exhibits. Don’t miss a stop at one of the forging chimneys for amazing views of Monterrey’s mountain range.
    Phone: +52 (81) 8126-1100

Convention centers:

  • Centro Convex (6 miles)
    This facility features more than 100,000 square feet of space and 31 meeting rooms for trade shows, exhibitions and conferences.
    Phone: +1 (855) 452-7239
  • Pabellón M (9 miles)
    This 20,000-square-foot venue offers both indoor and outdoor space, including a 5,000-square-foot terrace.
    Phone: +52 (81) 2090-8800
  • Cintermex (11.8 miles)
    Built in 1991 and renovated in 2015, this venue offers 100,000 square feet of space with 36 meeting rooms.
    Phone: +1 (855) 452-7239

Family fun:

  • Galerías Monterrey (0.1 mile)
    Plan a full day of shopping, dining and movie-watching at Galerías Monterrey, located across the street from the hotel. Explore stores like Bari Swimwear, Cristal Joyas and Devlyn.
    Phone: +52 (81) 8348-4989
  • Fundidora Park (5 miles)
    Pack a picnic and head to Fundidora Park, home to playgrounds, walking trails and an arena featuring live performances. Feed the ducks on the lake, rent a bicycle and visit one of the vendors for refreshments.
    Phone: +52 (81) 8126-8500
  • Sesame Street Park (5 miles)
    Perfect when traveling with little ones, this themed amusement park features rides, games and a water park, including two wave pools. Your kids will love the decorations featuring their favorite characters from Sesame Street and the local adaptation, Sésamo.
    Phone: +52 (81) 8126-5610
  • Alfa Planetarium (6.8 miles)
    This popular destination entertains visitors of all ages with an aviary, an IMAX Dome theater and an outdoor collection of sculptures depicting prehistoric Mexican culture. The museum spans five floors, making it much more than just a planetarium.
    Phone: +52 (81) 8303-0001
  • Horsetail Falls and Villa de Santiago (15.5 miles)
    Take a full-day sightseeing tour to see the stunning Horsetail Falls waterfall and the small, historical town of Villa de Santiago. The village is home to quaint shops and the historical St. James parish.
  • Grutas de García (17 miles)
    Head to Cumbres de Monterrey National Park to explore the caves of El Fraile mountain. These caves were submerged beneath the sea during the prehistoric era and now feature marine fossils like sea and snail shells embedded in the walls.