Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets®

Enjoy sun, style and savings at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets®, an outdoor shopping oasis in Mercedes, Texas. Situated between the cities of Brownsville and McAllen in South Texas, Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets® is conveniently located just one hour from the sandy beaches of South Padre Island, making the centre an ideal home base for countless Texas adventures.

 

More than 120 name-brand and designer stores line the streets of Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets®, including Adidas, Lacoste, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Outlet and Saks Fifth Avenue OFF FIFTH. Stock up on apparel, footwear, accessories, electronics and more, all with huge savings of up to 65% every day.

Restaurants and Dining

You’ll find plenty to tempt your tastebuds at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets®. Sample Southwestern favourites at Chili’s Grill & Bar, or try a true Texas original at Whataburger. Inside the centre, fast and affordable dining options include Guille’s Mexican Food, Asian Chao, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen and Subway.

 

Throughout the Rio Grande Valley, savour the many flavours of traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, alongside steaks, Texas barbecue and other local culinary staples.

Things to do

Whether you’re here for a half-day or a full holiday, there’s lots to see and do in the area. Take a shopping break to let the kids run around at the Children’s Play Area, located next to American Eagle Outfitters.

 

In the mood for more fun? Venture to nearby Brownsville to explore the Gladys Porter Zoo or Children’s Museum of Brownsville. Take in local culture at the International Museum of Art and Science, or explore the unique South Texas landscapes at Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park or Quinta Mazatlan estate and birding centre. And if you’re in need of a shore break, the beaches of South Padre Island are only one hour away by car.

Where to stay

With two hotels in walking distance, you won’t have to carry your shopping bags far. Quality Inn & Suites and La Copa Inn Mercedes both offer reasonable rates and comfortable accommodations. La Quinta Inn & Suites is another great option close to the centre.

 

In nearby Mercedes, McAllen and Weslaco, you’ll find a wide range of hotel styles for every budget, while the beachside inns and vacation rentals of South Padre Island are within easy driving distance.

 

Getting Around

Most of our guests arrive by car, and the centre provides plenty of free parking. At the weekend, let our valets do the parking for a small fee.

 

By Car

Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets® is located off Interstate 2 (I-2)/US Expressway 83 and Highway 1425 at Mile 1-1/2 East Road in Mercedes, Texas.

From McAllen:

Follow I-2/US-83 E to W Expy. 83/E Frontage Rd in Mercedes. Take the exit toward Farm to Market Rd 1425/Mile 2 E Rd from I-2/US-83 E.

From South Padre Island:

Get on I-169 W in Brownsville from TX-100 W, TX-48 W and TX-550. Take I-69E N and I-2/US-83 W to W Expy 83/W Frontage Rd in Mercedes. Take the exit toward Mile 1 East Road from I-2/US-83 W. Continue on W Expy 83/W Frontage Rd to Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets.

From Brownsville:

Follow I-69E N/US-77 N/US-83 N and I-2 to W Expy 83/W Frontage Rd in Mercedes. Take the exit toward Mile 1 East Road from I-2/US-83 W.

From Corpus Christi:

Take US-77 S and I-69E S to W Expy 83/W Frontage Rd in Mercedes. Take the exit toward Mile 1 East Road from I-2/US-83 W.

From Laredo:

Get on Bob Bullock Loop/Owk Dr from E Saunders St. Follow Bob Bullock Loop to Texas Loop 20 Frontage Rd. Exit from Bob Bullock Loop. Continue to Hebbronville. Take TX-285 E, US-281 S, I-69C and I-2/US-83 E to W Expy 83/E.

 

By Taxi

City Taxi

Call 956-360-2025

 

By Bus

Metro Connect

Route: Central Station – McAllen to/from Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets® – Mercedes to/from La Plaza Station – Brownsville

Toll Free: 1+ (855) 220-8827

Local: (956) 681-3550

Valley Metro

510 S. Pleasantview Dr.

Weslaco, Texas 78596

Information Line: 1+ (800) 574-8322

Office: (956) 969-5761

 

Cash Points & Currency Exchange

Stores at Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets® accept most major credit and debit cards, but there is a cash point machine located in the food court for your convenience. International shoppers qualify to receive a sales tax refund on their purchases. For more information, enquire at Guest Services (also located inside the food court).

 

Throughout the Rio Grande Valley, you’ll find many currency exchange centres, including at most major banks.

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