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Address: South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Activities: Shopping
Description: Street lined with lots of great restaurants.

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A stroll of small shops and eateries.

We spent an evening strolling the sidewalks of shops and eateries. The shops are all locally owned gift, clothing and antique and such. The eateries vary in type of food, from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Michael G
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Griffith, Indiana

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Griffith, Indiana
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We spent an evening strolling the sidewalks of shops and eateries. The shops are all locally owned gift, clothing and antique and such. The eateries vary in type of food, from restaurants to food trucks & trailers. It was interesting and different. Note that some of the shops close at 5 or 6 PM. Restaurants are open later. Weekends are... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This being our first time, we enjoyed visiting the shops and eateries on South Congress (SoCo). We heard about this place from other travelers. Changed a lot over the years. Not exactly bargain hunting, now that it's popular with locals and tourists. However, it's pretty interesting and a must-see for first-timers, especially those into vintage and collectibles.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This area of town is full of stores and restaurants. The stores are mainly funky - costume shops, mexican art, some hipster spots, latest fashion of the same... Guerro's Mexican restaurant is a place to try for good Tex-Mex food. Austin Home Slice pizza is also very good. If you want something pricier try Perla's for seafood. Vespaio for Italian.... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A lot to see, buy and eat. Literally. everything is a mom and pop shop or eatery. Parking may be difficult unless you go to a pay parking lot which can be expensive for some. Austin is one of the few Texas cities that is focused on getting around by foot. So be mindful of pedestrians. I got a lot... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We always take friends and visitors to Soco. The people watching and variety of shops, food, and sights cannot be beat. We hear that stars frequent this area, but we haven't come across any. This is AUSTIN!

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Loved the South Congress Avenue district. Eclectic stores, great restaurants, live music, street performers, ice cream, and plenty of places to get an adult beverage. What is not to like?

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austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

From great eateries, shops and hotels, this is where you go to see locals and tourists observe each other. Locals live here, tourists come here, both mingle here,to see how the other half lives. You can come here most weekends, and just browse shops, eat some great food, and just be part of the community. No judgements, no hassles, no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

GourDoughs.... Had the Ron Burgandy, even though I don't eat this type of food it was the shiz. Great drink specials and at a reasonable price. Keep up the great work and keep Austin weird.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Tons of shops with a wide array of goods, many restaurants, and plenty of mid-day parking, if you don't mind a walk.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a great area. From the unique shops to cowboy boots shops (couldn't escape without buying any), great restaurants with affordable prices and happy hour, you'll spend the whole day easily. Cap off the day with a live music show at the Continental Club. And walk the half mile to a popular Austin mural for a great photo op.

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Address: South Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin

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